Local Area Information



Zion National Park

Experience Utah’s first National Park. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky and experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present-day adventures.

Sand Hollow Reservoir/State Park

With its warm, blue waters and red sandstone landscape, one of Utah’s newer state parks is also one of its most popular. Boat, fish, and dive at Sand Hollow Reservoir, explore and ride the dunes of Sand Mountain on an off-highway vehicle, then RV or tent camp in a campground or the beach.

Quail Creek Reservoir/State Park

Boasting some of the warmest waters in the state and a mild winter climate, Quail Creek lures boaters and anglers year-round. Camp. Hike. Explore. Home to St. George Aqua Adventures, this waterpark offers a fun and refreshing experience for visitors of all ages.

Gunlock State Park

Boat, fish, and swim on the tranquil waters at Gunlock Reservoir, or enjoy an afternoon picnic on the beach.  Warm waters during summer and a mild winter climate make the park a year-round destination. Lucky visitors may see Gunlock Falls running, which happens when the reservoir reaches capacity.

Cedar Breaks National Monuments

Crowning the grand staircase, Cedar Breaks sits at over 10,000 feet and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Come wander among timeless bristlecone pines, stand in lush meadows of wildflowers, ponder crystal-clear night skies and experience the richness of our subalpine forest.
Cedar Breaks National Monument | Hiking, Wildflowers, Scenic Views |  Britannica

Snow Canyon State Park

Explore the trails and dunes of beautiful Snow Canyon on foot, bike, and horseback. Camp in the peaceful campground surrounded by ancient lava flows and red Navajo sandstone. Discover the secrets of the desert landscape through seasonal nature programs.

Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

The Red Cliffs National Conservation Area comprises 45,600 acres of ecological diverse landscapes located at the convergence of the Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau and Great Basin physiographic regions.  More than 130 miles of designated hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trails are available for public use.

Three Peaks Recreation Area

Three Peaks Recreation Area has more than 6,000 acres of thrilling terrain where visitors can explore a plethora of outdoor activities like mountain biking, hiking, disc golf, ATV riding, RC car driving, model plane flying, camping, and even horseback riding! The Three Peaks Recreation Area has something for everyone!
Things to Do at Three Peaks Recreation Area - Settlers Square

Brian Head Resort

Brian Head Resort is the premier ski resort in Southern Utah. With the highest base elevation in Utah at 9,600′, Brian Head offers guests an unforgettable experience that has a down-to-earth and family-friendly atmosphere while skiing on stunning vistas looking down at red rock giving a “top of the world feeling.” 
Brian Head Resort - The premier ski resort in southern Utah

Toquerville Falls

Toquerville Falls is an oasis in the desert that is best found by truck, SUV, or ATV. The road is rough, but worth the trip. The views are spectacular and the waterfalls are great to look at and play in. The area is clean and great for families and can also be reached by hike (about 11 miles round trip).

Kanarra Falls

Nestled in the heart of Kanarraville, Utah you’ll find beautiful Kanarra Falls. This is a favorite destination for adventure seekers. It is rated moderate to strenuous as you will be hiking in ankle to knee deep water and climbing up and down steep rocky slopes. This is a must see destination!
Kanarra Creek Falls Your Hike Guide, 51% OFF

Dixie National Forest

Dixie National Forest straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River in southern Utah. Scenery ranges from desert canyon gorges of amber, rose, and sienna to high mountain forests, plateaus, and alpine lakes. The forest is a part of the world-renowned landscapes of Southern Utah.
Dixie National Forest - Wikipedia

Lake at the Hills

Discover the charm of Lake at the Hills, nestled behind the Aquatic Center in Cedar City. This urban lake invites you to enjoy a variety of activities, from paddleboarding and swimming to fishing. The man-made lake sits conveniently within the city, offering a predictably pleasant beach experience.
Lake at the Hills in Cedar City - Utah's Adventure Family

Pioneer Park/Dixie Rock

This 52 acre rustic community park is a rock climber's paradise. From Dixie Rock, also known as the Sugarloaf, spectacular views of downtown, White Dome, Zion National Park and Arizona can be seen. This park has a large trellis pavilion, several small picnic areas and a separate fire pit with an amphitheater. 

Parowan Gap Petroglyphs

The walls of the Parowan Gap are steep jumbles of weathered and fractured Navajo sandstone. There's an impressive number of panels covered in petroglyphs. Some are recognizable as animals and humans, but mostly they are shapes. Circles, spirals, lines, and dots all collide and overlap creating this amazing display. 
Utah Petroglyphs | Parowan Gap | Visit Utah

Yankee Meadow Reservior

Discover the charm of Yankee Meadows Reservoir, situated just outside Parowan. This destination is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering a diverse range of activities. From OHV adventures, to fishing experiences, and hiking trails, this hidden gem is a great spot for any outdoor adventurist.  
Paragonah to Yankee Meadows | Dixie 4 Wheel Drive

Red Hills Desert Garden

Red Hills Desert Garden is Utah’s first desert conservation garden. The nearly 5-acre garden features 5,000 water-efficient plants, a 1,150-foot stream stocked with native and endangered fish species, a replica slot canyon and prehistoric dinosaur tracks found onsite dating back 200 million years. 

Mountain Bike Trails

Mountain biking in St. George is pretty dreamy. With year round access and diverse trails, riders take in spectacular views of sandstone cliffs and desert sky. Tons of places claim they are "Utah's best kept secret" but when it comes to mountain biking, St. George literally is.

Park/Trail/Bike Map

Check out this comprehensive list of parks, trails, and biking routes throughout St. George. The City's trail system is composed of both paved and natural surface trails, accommodating a wide range of users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and skaters can all be safely accommodated when simple trail etiquette guidelines are followed.

Coal Creek & Cedar Canyon Trails

Cedar City is connected by a network of paved trails that intersect neighborhoods, link parks/playgrounds, and wind through incredible scenery. This portion of the trail system takes you through several parks, notable monuments, and winds alongside the banks of Coal Creek and into the vibrant red rock views of Cedar Canyon.  
Cedar Canyon Walking Trail Waterfall - Utah's Adventure Family

Golf in St George

Mark our words: No other golf experience in the world pairs manicured greens with red rock cliffs, black lava fields or coral pink sand dunes. Welcome to 250+ days of sun-filled golf life in Greater Zion. Whether you opt for the lux golf life or no-frills simplicity, these fan favorites deliver epic views and one-of-a-kind course designs.

Staheli Family Farms

The Staheli Farm isn’t just a place where cows live or simply a place where food grows, it’s a place where real life happens. Come experience the Farm to connect with nature, breathe in the fresh country air, and smell the fresh cut hay. Staheli Farms is a Farm for all seasons, come check out what they have to offer!

Stucki Farms Mini Golf

Out at The Resort at Stucki Farms there is a miniature golf course that is unlike any other mini golf experience in Southern Utah. It is built with artificial grass and has no borders. It is an 18-hole golf course and is designed not only for the family fun but for professional mini golf tournaments as well.

Community Pools

If you are looking for a place to cool down during the summer heat, check out one of the many community pools that Washington County has to offer. 
https://www.sgcity.org/sandhollowaquaticcenter/   https://www.sgcity.org/citypool/    

Cedar City Aquatic Center

The Cedar City Aquatic Center is a fun, family friendly experience. With many options to choose from, you can Splash on the playground, swim laps in the lap pool, walk or float the lazy river, Speed down the water slide, or relax in the hot tub! They even have a workout room for those who want to get a workout without getting wet!
Cedar City Aquatic Center - Utah's Adventure Family

Arts & Tourism


Coyote Gulch Art Village

The heart of the Kayenta Community in Ivins, Utah, Kayenta Art Village is a growing enclave of art galleries, studios, theatre, art festival, restaurant, gift and coffee shop. An arts center, a retail center, or just a place to relax and explore, the Kayenta Art Village is open to the public and everyone is welcome.

Western Sky Aviation Museum

The Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum is an independently operated non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, restoring and displaying aircraft for the educational benefit of current and future generations. The museum is committed to the education of aviation, Warbird history and heritage.

Frontier Homestead State Park

Discover the pioneer and early industrial history of southwest Utah through a horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Native Heritage, a sawmill, and replica blast furnace. Enjoy many hands-on activities and interpretive programs, including Sheep-to-Shawl, Iron Mission Days, and festive seasonal events throughout the year.
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum | Utah.com

McQuarrie Memorial Museum

Through the generous donation of Hortense McQuarrie Odlum, the McQuarrie Memorial Museum was built in 1938 (AKA Pioneer Museum in St George). Hortense, along with the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, directed the Museum to be built to house pioneer artifacts, photos and histories of those who came to settle Washington County. 

Sears Art Museum

Located in the Dolores Doré Eccles Fine Arts Center on the Utah Tech University campus, the Sears Art Museum features six exhibits each year, offering a variety of art styles from traditional to contemporary for the enjoyment and education of Utah Tech University students and the community.

Old Iron Town

Old Iron Town tells the story of Southern Utah’s historic mining industry. During the 1850s, Mormon pioneer leader Brigham Young sent several families to the Cedar City area to establish an iron works. Iron City (Old Iron Town) was established as Iron County’s 2nd attempt at mining iron.
Old Irontown day; 'Utah's first ghost town' provides a peek into pioneer  iron production

St George Art Museum

The mission of the St. George Art Museum is to educate all visitors through quality exhibitions from all periods, cultures and media, as well as to collect, conserve, inventory, exhibit and interpret art and artifacts from Utah and the Western region of the United States. It is the leading Museum in the St. George area.

Southern Utah Museum of Art

The Southern Utah Museum of Art, on the campus of Southern Utah University, features the artwork of regional artists known for their landscapes, faculty and student artists from the SUU Department of Art & Design, as well as emerging and distinguished artists from around the country.
Southern Utah Museum of Art | Architect Magazine

Tuacahn Center for the Arts

Tuacahn edifies and inspires the human spirit through professional world class family entertainment and an unparalleled artistic and educational experience that matches the majesty of our canyon. From plays to concerts to the Saturday Market, Tuacahn has something for everyone.

Historic Downtown

The hub of every community starts with their downtown, here you’ll find quaint local shops, impressive cuisine, and Southern Utah’s only winery, as well as regional arts shops, galleries, a coffee house, and an old-time soda fountain. Historical buildings include the Old Post Office, the Rock Church and the Union Pacific Railroad Depot. 
Welcome to Festival City: How tourism is shaping downtown Cedar City

Dinosaur Discovery Site

At the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, you’ll enter a 200 million-year-old ecosystem that was once home to dinosaurs, fishes, plants, and more. Besides the actual fossils, you won’t want to miss the five life-sized models of prehistoric animals and the working fossil preparation lab.

Children's Museum

The St. George Children’s Museum encourages guests to play and explore throughout the 12 exhibit rooms. The rooms are designed to encourage interaction between children and adults, as both will discover a world of imagination as they play and interact with the exhibits, learn and create memories.

Railroad History Tour

All aboard! Rail travel proved pivotal for Cedar City, bringing Hollywood to town for southern Utah’s vast landscapes as backdrops to film and as a jumping-off point for visitors enjoying Southwest’s national parks, Learn how the railroad led Cedar City to become America’s “Gateway to the National Parks”
Railroad History Tour | Visit Cedar City

I/G Winery & Tasting room

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Cedar City. I/G Wines are all made, blended and vinted locally, using grapes sourced from Washington, Oregon, California, and Utah. When IG Winery opened in 2012, they were a tiny new business in a region where there had been no wineries since the late 1800’s. 
IG Winery

Special Events


City of St. George Events Calendar

Want to know what's going on in town? Don't want to miss an important communitee event? Check out the St. George community event calendar, for all things going on in St. George! Residents may add events, and use this calendar to reserve park space or pavillions for private use.

Utah Tech Sporting Events

Utah Tech currently sponsors 15 intercollegiate athletic programs, including six men's sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, and soccer). Check out the Utah Tech Sporting Events Calendar to support our local student athletes. Go Trailblazers!

Southern Utah University Athletics

The university sponsors 13 teams including 5 men's sports: basketball, cross country, football, golf, and track and field and 8 women's sports: basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, track and field, and volleyball. Check out the Southern UT Uni Sporting Events Calendar to support our local student athletes!
Southern Utah WAC Membership FAQ - Southern Utah University Athletics

Downtown Farmers Market

The Downtown Farmers Market has served the community for over 15 years. This event was formed to promote the downtown area, bring the community together, and above all, praise all that is local. Every member of the community is welcome, including our furry friends!

Festival City Farmers Market

Festival City Farmers Market has become a weekly weekend activity for many locals and tourists in Cedar City all year long. Located on 100 W Center St, they strive to bring together high-quality foods and artisan goods all in one spot, every weekend without fail.
Festival City Farmer's Market - Festival City Farmers Market

Greater Zion Upcoming Events Calendar

There is never a dull moment in the Greater Zion area. We boast year-round entertainment in a variety of stunning venues. This Event Calendar will help you find live theater, exhibits, festivals, and concerts to make your adventures even greater. Events you'd like featured may also be submitted on this site.

Annual Shakespeare Festival

The Utah Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1961 by a theater professor named Fred C. Adams. Each year the Festival welcomes over 100,000 guests from all over the country and the world. It is one of the oldest and largest Shakespeare festivals in North America and most of the lead actors are come from all over the country.
Utah Shakespeare Festival | Utah.com