Snow Canyon, Utah – My gosh, the reds are outrageous

Published April 29, 2017   Posted in In Retirement

We just wrapped up four nights in Snow Canyon State Park just north of St. George, Utah. The landscape was absolutely stunning. Red rocks as far as the eye can see. Volcanic “lava rock” litters the landscape. It’s stupid beautiful.

We hiked damn near every day and I had my camera with me every step of the way. If you’re following along on Twitter, you’ve already seen some of the stuff we’ve been climbing through. If you haven’t, feast your eyes, my friends.

The Snow Canyon park entrance fee is $10 / day, but the camping fees ($20 / day for non-hookup sites) includes your entrance fee each day. Non-hookup means you get no electric, water or sewer at your campsite. But, who the hell cares? We have solar.

We are off to greener pastures next. Literally. We found a spot a few miles north by a reservoir that’ll serve as our home through the weekend before we head north towards Bryce Canyon. And if you think the Snow Canyon photography was amazing, wait until we hit Bryce. That park has been on my hit list for years.

Finally, we’ll get to experience it – and camp a few miles outside the park. For free, of course.

Love this stuff, people. Happy weekend!

Snow Canyon Photography

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14 responses to “Snow Canyon, Utah – My gosh, the reds are outrageous”

  1. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous.

  2. Andrea says:

    While you’re at Bryce NP you might consider poping over to Kodachrome Basin. It isn’t too far afield and is in my opinion an overlooked gem in Utah. It is one of my favorite places. Glad you’re loving Utah, it’s a beautiful state.

    • Steve says:

      Thanks for the lead, Andrea. We’ve already mapped it out and may look to check it out while we’re in the area. From the pictures, it looks damn lovely!

  3. Yep – Stunning and gorgeous! Or as you said “It’s stupid beautiful.” Thanks again for sharing, Steve!

  4. less4success says:

    Enjoy Bryce Canyon! I have been ogling that national park for almost a decade now πŸ™‚

  5. ReachingTheCrest says:

    beautiful….Almost looks like something of another planet.

  6. Kim says:

    Gorgeous pictures. Love following along your journey. A couple Questions for you….do you have your travels planned out? Or are you going where the wind takes you? When you say your camping for free…is that in a designated area or just a spot you’ve found to park? How are your dogs doing with the new life? We also have two. Sorry for the interrogation, we are a couple years behind you and looking to put our plan together. Thanks for taking us all along on the journey!!

    • Steve says:

      Thanks Kim. We have major waypoints along our route planned out, but we don’t have the day-to-day planned necessarily. We enjoy that element of spontaneity. Regarding free camping – we sometimes park in designated areas, but other times we just find a nice spot out on BLM land and claim it as our own for a few days. BLM land is good like that.

      Dogs are doing great. Our larger dog Penny LOVES boondocking because she’d rather be off-leash. She likes to explore on her own. Our smaller dog, Patti, can pretty much find comfort where ever she happens to be. She’s definitely an indoor dog, but very much enjoys more controlled walks on a leash and a path. πŸ™‚

      No worries on the interrogation. Anything you’d like to know, just ask. We’re open books over here.

  7. Mr. Tako says:

    Beautiful photos Steve! $30/day isn’t too bad for scenery like that!

  8. Going Gonzo says:

    Great pictures! $20/day for camping with no hookups seems a bit pricey!

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