Hiking Safety in St. George, Utah

Hiking Safety in St. George, Utah

St. George, Utah has become a world-wide favorite destination. Some of the many lures attracting people to St. George is hiking, climbing and trail running. Zion National Park is particularly well known for all of these activities, but Zion isn’t the only outdoor recreation area in and around St. George. From Red Cliffs Desert Reserve to Snow Canyon State Park, …

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Desert Canyons – Southern Utah’s world class mountain biking trail

Though Northern Utah’s mountain resorts still lay claim to some of the greatest snow on earth and consistently find themselves amongst the nation’s top winter destinations (rightfully so) for outdoor adventure activities, southern Utah is steadily gaining fame for its year-round access to world class mountain biking. For outdoor enthusiasts who want to skip the pow and head straight for …

Join the Celebration as city officials celebrate St. George’s 157th birthday

The year was 1862.  Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States while it was entering its second year in the American Civil War. The western parts of the country were still full of adventure and mystery. Utah wouldn’t gain its statehood for another 34 years. Located in the barren desert of the southern end of the territory, St. George …

The Big Picture of Tourism in Southern Utah

Ever wonder what it would take to become involved in the world of tourism in Southern Utah? The Southern Utah Tourism Summit is returning for its second year to answer just that! After the incredible success from its first summit in 2018, this year’s Tourism Summit aims to expand upon what relationships were built within the tourism community. This year’s …

St George pledges funds to keep Zion National Park Open

As the partial federal government shutdown continues into week two, St. George officials have committed to a funding plan that will help keep Zion National Park open for an additional week. During the duration of this shutdown, Zion has remained partially operational by to funds given by the State of Utah as well as the Zion Forever Project, a non …

In the Beginning

The Beginning of St. George St. George is the seventh largest city in Utah and is a popular tourist location for those who travel to southern Utah to visit the nearby parks. The city is full of interesting areas and businesses, including many historical sites. The rich history of St. George makes it an amazing place to visit and learn …

Road Closures Announced for St. George Marathon

This weekend marks the 42nd annual St. George Marathon. With nearly 6,000 runners expected to participate, road closures for the route have been announced for the areas affected by the route. The following areas will have restricted traffic flow Saturday, Oct. 6 from 5:45 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m. State Route 18 will have one lane open in each direction …

October Calendar of Events

Looking for things to do in St George? Look no further! Here is your monthly event Calendar for October. Events are linked for quick access to detail and up-to-date info. October 2018 October 1, Monday: Lurking in the Shadows St. George Art Museum 10:00 a.m. Echo’s of the West The DiFiore Center, St George. 4:00 p.m. Paws for Tales-Read to …

Babylon

Abandoned Discover a small piece of land known as Babylon or Stormont Mill in Washington County, 12 miles northeast of St. George. Babylon sits along the Virgin River, a river that feeds Lake Mead in Southern Nevada, all of which, lies in the Northeastern portion of the Mojave Desert. As a point of interest, the Mojave Desert covers approx. 48,000 …

September Calendar of Events

Looking for things to do in St George? Look no further! Here is your monthly event Calendar for September. Events are linked for quick access to detail and up-to-date info. Have a great month and try something new. September 2018 September 1, Saturday: August 31-September3,Friday-Monday, 7 a.m. to 7 a.m.  Hoodoo 500 Bike Race   Planet Ultra, 250 N. Red Cliffs Drive, …