Snow Canyon State Park


Naturalist Guided Events Early Spring ’23

All listed events are free and open to the public. Space is limited; registration required unless otherwise noted. Program registration is held two days preceding the scheduled event. Register by phone or in person. For more information or to register for a program contact park staff at (435) 628-2255.

Lava Land

Dive deeper into the geology of Snow Canyon, quite literally! Join park staff as we climb into one of the lava tubes you will find here in the park. Space is limited; registration required.

Sun, 02/05 10:00 am- 11:30 am

Love Your Stars- Citizen Science Program

In honor of valentines day, join the park naturalist to show your love for the stars. Learn how to identify constellations, and track your observations using your smartphone or tablet. These observations help scientists study the growth of light pollution.

No registration required. Call for details.

Sun, 02/12 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Sand Dunes Picnic Area

Sunset and Sandstone

Watch the golden light of sunset paint the canyon with all new hues as you learn about the geology that formed these rolling hills of sandstone. Space is limited; registration required.

Fri, 02/17 5:30 pm-7:00pm

Watch Your Step!

That soil may look lifeless, but there’s a whole other world when you get down to ground level. Learn how to ID animal tracks, lichen, moss, and cryptobiotic soil. Space is limited; registration required.

Sun, 03/05 9:00 am- 11:00 am

Birds of Snow Canyon

Are you new to birding? Or new to the area? This is the perfect program to learn about what birds call the canyon home, and how to spot them. Space is limited; registration required.

Fri, 03/17 9:00 am- 11:00 am

Star Parties

Gaze at galaxies, nebulas, and the inspiration for stories of the past on this Naturalist-led tour of the cosmos. Blankets and camp chairs are recommended as you take in the universe. Space is limited; registration required.

Sat 03/25, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sun 03/26, 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please check below for activities that you can print and do during your next visit to Snow Canyon.

Desert Tortoise Awareness

Watch Ann McLuckie, Wildlife Biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, take a morning hike in Snow Canyon State Park and look for signs of tortoise.   Learn more about the Desert Tortoise and their unique desert adaptations.  

Nature’s Bounty

To live in this region, earliest inhabitants of the area learned to use the natural resources available to them.  From West Canyon Road, learn to identify a few of the canyon’s native plants and some of their traditional uses.  Use link below to download the activity:

Sand Dunes Bingo

Visit the Sand Dunes area and see how many features you can find. Four in a row is Bingo! Use link below to download the activity:

Make a ‘Big Dipper Star Clock’
(activity/handout from Big Dipper Star Clock 2006, Astronomy From the Ground Up)

You don’t need a watch to tell what time it is at night as long as you can find the Big Dipper.  Long before digital watches or even grandfather clocks, people used the sky to tell time at night.  Follow their example and build a star clock that you can use to tell time by the stars.  Use link below to download the activity: