Bryce Canyon is named for an early settler of the Paria basin. There are many canyons which form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau and create Bryce Canyon which is 20 miles in length. Erosion has carved colorful Claron limestones into thousands of spires, fins, arches and mazes. Collectively called "hoodoos," these unique formations are whimsically arranged and tinted with colors too numerous and subtle to name.
Grand Canyon National Park:
Lake Powell offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based and backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history. The Lake itself has nearly 2,000 miles of coastline. Day tours are available on the lake or you may rent a boat to explore the canyons on your own. Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural bridge in the world is found at Lake Powell. Water temperatures from June to October are very temperate and this makes for refreshing swims or water activities.
Located just North of St. George Utah, Snow Canyon State Park offers beautiful sandstone formations for photography, hiking, biking and camping. Early spring and fall use of the park is especially appealing due to southern Utah's moderate winter climate. Two volcanic cones are found near the head of the canyon and lava has spilled over across the sandstone formations in the park. Lava caves, sand dunes and other formations in the park make Snow Canyon an adventurous place for the family or the serious outdoor enthusiast.
The Tuacahn Center for the Arts is a magnificent 30-million dollar operation just minutes from St. George. If you haven't seen theater at Tuacahn, you haven't really seen it! Great musicals take the stage each summer. There are theatrical and musical presentations year-round at Tuacahn. Click here to see our packages.