The staple of outdoor adventure, the trail fulfills a basic human need to navigate to new places and see new things. Southern Utah has trails for hiking, biking, backpacking, horseback riding, or even just leisurely strolling along. If you are in the area, you are likely never more than a 5 minute drive away from a trail at any given time. Enjoy them all!
One of the things that often impress visitors most when they visit from other areas is our mountains. Not only are there mountains and peaks soaring many thousands of feet above our main population areas, but the different ranges represent diverse wildlife, vegetation, and geology. Peak bagging is one of the mess common outdoor activities because of the lack of structure in the form of trails and guides, but this can make it rewarding as well.
Peak Attributes4 Wheel Drive
Camping means many different things to many different people - backcountry sites off the beaten path, full RV hookups with all the comforts of home, and everything in between. You can choose to camp nestled in between picturesque red rock formations characteristic of the area, or you can camp in a dense pine forest. As with all the other activities, there is a wide variety to choose form and something for everybody's taste.
Camp AttributesUnimproved Road
Places with the most campsPine Valley Mountain Wilderness Area (1)
A scenic drive can take an hour or the better part of a day, and it can be a winding highway in the mountains or a gravel thruway representing the road less traveled. While many of Southern Utah's scenic byways have a specific destination to enjoy, the drive itself can often be an experience worth having because of amazing scenery, new places to go, or just to get away from it all from the comfort of a car.
Drive Attributes4 Wheel Drive
Several types of parks exist in the area, with all different things to do. Many feature traditional playsets, jungle gyms, swings, etc. Others are more nature-oriented and feature fewer constructed activities - but they are all great spots to spend some time with family and friends.
Places with the most parksSt. George (3)
Looking for something a little different? Pick one of the unique sights in the area. See a historical marker, one of the one-of-a-kind geological formations, petroglyphs hundreds of years old, or perhaps a ghost town or abandoned structure. The area is rich in history ranging from millions of years ago to a time period that some will personally remember - no matter your interests or how far back you want to look, there is lots to learn and see