Presidents’ Day Weekend Brings Visitation Surge to Snow Canyon; Traffic Delays Expected
Presidents’ Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year at Snow Canyon State Park, with most visitors arriving Saturday, February 13. Preparations are being made to implement traffic control at both park entrances to ensure visitor and resource safety.
Peak visitation times are between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. A temporary entrance freeze will be put in place when designated parking areas and pullouts are full. Visitors should be prepared for long entrance lines with the possibility of up to an hour wait.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to arrive at non-peak times occurring from 6 to 10:30a.m. or 4 to 10p.m. Visitors should also consider carpooling or visiting on alternative dates.
For more information call 435-628-2255.
Snow Canyon Drive Spring 2016 Closures:
Saturday, March 19, 2016: Snow Canyon Drive from the Upper Galoot parking lot south to the Hidden Pinyon parking lot in Snow Canyon State Park is closed from approximately 8:45a.m. to 9:30a.m. on Saturday, March 19. This closure is in conjunction with the Shamrock Your Socks Off 10K sponsored by the City of St. George. Approximately 750 runners are expected to participate in this race. Please plan accordingly for this closure.
Saturday, May 7, 2016: Snow Canyon Drive through Snow Canyon State Park and the paved Whiptail Trail are closed Saturday, May 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., due to the Ironman 70.3 St. George. The park will re-open to the general public immediately following the event. Approximately 2,500 athletes will be competing in this event. Please plan accordingly for this closure.