Snow Canyon State Park

Events

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


Enjoy the Summer Triangle and view the majestic Milky Way this month! Click on the link below to see what’s up in the night sky for JULY!

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What’s up in the night sky this month? Click on the link below to see what’s up in the night sky for JUNE!

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Enjoy Our Park’s Dark Sky and Starry Views! Click on the link below to see what’s up in the night sky this month! MAY

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Discover the Night During Dark Sky Week! Click on the link below to see what’s up in the night sky this month! APRIL

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Desert Tortoise Awareness

Join Ann McLuckie, Wildlife Biologist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, on 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
(activity/handout)

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:

https://stateparks.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/09/Natures-Bounty-handout-1.pdf


Sand Dunes Bingo
(activity/handout)

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:

https://stateparks.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/10/Sand-Dunes-Bingo.pdf


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:

https://stateparks.utah.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/09/BigDipperStarClock.pdf