When Ms. Mar and Mr. C announced that we were going to visit Snow Canyon State Park, I was underwhelmed. Sorry, but my standards reflect my regality that goes back centuries to the Egyptian gods and monarchs. My peeps were pampered by a royal court and rows of servants standing ready to serve at the raise of my brow. Stories are told that servants would run to our beck-and-call by the mere wiggle of our ears. I want only the best. National Parks are more suited for my regal status. State parks are for mere mortals.
But Ms. Mar and Mr. C are bigger than me and they didn’t give me a choice. So back into the backpack I went and off we went to Snow Canyon State Park. Can we say rocks? Lots of rocks. Rocks everywhere!
To give you some insight, Utah has some of the country’s most beautiful and unique National Parks. . .Zion, Bryce, Arches, Capitol Reef and National Monuments (these are definitely my style). But it is also home to more than 40 beautiful state parks. Contrary to its name, you will rarely find any “white stuff” at Snow Canyon State Park, a 7,400-acre desert park. Named after Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, Snow Canyon has 16 miles of hiking trails, technical rock climbing, horseback riding, year-round camping, nature studies, wildlife viewing, and photographic opportunities galore.
All of this is set against a stunning backdrop of towering sandstone cliffs in red and white, and peaks and valleys of jumbled black lava rock.
While we didn’t have time to do any hiking or rock climbing, Ms. Mar and Mr C were able to take some beautiful sunset photos and to watch a couple of rock climbers scramble up a sheer cliff.
Even though I was reluctant to go to a lowly state park, I was glad I went. It was beautiful. Thanks Ms. Mar and Mr. C.