Jennys Canyon

Jennys Canyon

Trail

Trail

Jenny's Canyon is perhaps the most accessible slot canyon in all of Southern Utah. Just a few minutes drive from the south entrance to Snow Canyon State Park, and just a 5 minute jaunt from the road, this trail barely counts as a hike at all. Great for kids, inexperienced hikers, or anybody who wants to experience a slot canyon without needing to mess with any of the ropes, water, or hassle that accompanies most in the area. If you are in the area of the park, this is a must-do.

 
Elevation Range:   45 ft
Low Elevation:   3255 ft
High Elevation:   3210 ft
Distance:   0.5 miles
Area:   Snow Canyon State Park
Cost:   $6.00 Park Entrance Fee
Rating:    (3.5)
Aerobic Intensity:    (1.0)
Technical Difficulty:    (1.0)
Scenery:    (3.0)
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Last Edited: Mar 22, 2018

 Guide

Jennys Canyon is a simple, easy way to introduce somebody to a slot canyon.  The hike is less than a quarter mile long, with only a very small section with any elevation change.

As you enjoy the scenery typical of Snow Canyon, you may pass some rock climbers on your left as you cross a wash.  Snow Canyon is full of climbing areas, this spot included.  If you have crossed the wash, you are already more than halfway there!

After a short climb towards the base of the cliff, you will come to a plastic marking post of the variety often found in state and national parks.  At this point the canyon is indicated to the left, and an overlook to the right.

To the left you can enter the actual canyon, one formed mostly by wind rather than by water as is the case for some of the slot canyons in the area.  This formation approach brings with it characteristic arches and bridges, as well as other visually interesting features. The canyon in only 50 yards long, ending abruptly.  After turning around and exiting, you can continue upward to the lookout point to enjoy a view of the south end of Snow Canyon state park, and to take a glance into Jennys canyon itself.

Returning to your car once you have taken in the views is as simple as turning around and navigating back the way you came.

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 Getting There

  • From Bluff Street in St George, drive North
  • At W Snow Canyon Parkway, turn left and drive East for 3.2 miles
  • At the traffic circle, follow the signs for Snow Canyon and take the first circle exit onto Snow Canyon Parkway
  • The park entrance is one mile north of the traffic circle.
  • The trailhead for Jenny's Canyon is 0.6 miles inside the park entrance.
  • Park at the designated parking on the side of the road.

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