The flower lined pathway at Red Rock Desert Garden near St. George, Utah

Things to do in  St George

Zion’s secret sibling

Set between Las Vegas and Zion National Park, Utah’s St. George has always slipped through the cracks—until recently. This Mormon town hit the jackpot when it comes to the outdoors; Zion National Park is one hour away, Bryce Canyon two hours away, and lesser-known spots such as Snow Canyon State Park are even closer. But things to do in St. George don’t all require hiking boots: The city has (mostly) shed its Mormon propriety and visitors will be awash in cultural attractions and boutique experiences. Though, of course, nature shines brightest here.

Top activities in St George

Sand Hollow Dune Tour

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Sunset UTV Tour through Sand Hollow

Sunset UTV Tour through Sand Hollow

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Southern Utah Half-Day ATV Tour

Southern Utah Half-Day ATV Tour

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Sunset ATV Tour

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Sunset UTV Group Tour

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Cliffs of Insanity ATV Tour

Cliffs of Insanity ATV Tour

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Self-Guided Jetski Adventure

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The Flintstone House UTV Tour

The Flintstone House UTV Tour

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The Flintstone House ATV Group Tour

The Flintstone House ATV Group Tour

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Sand Mountain UTV Group Tour

Sand Mountain UTV Group Tour

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Cliffs of Insanity Group Tour

Cliffs of Insanity Group Tour

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West Rim Trail Group Tour

West Rim Trail Group Tour

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Cliffs of Insanity UTV Tour

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ATV Night Tour in Southern Utah

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All about St George

When to visit

St. George is a 4-season destination. While the summers can get piping hot and the winters a bit nippy, the city has access to over 7,000 feet (2,133 meters) of elevation change—if you don’t like the weather where you are, just head 15 minutes up or down. For the absolute best time to visit, consider spring and fall, when the weather is reliably warm but the traffic from Zion National Park isn’t yet driving through.

Getting around

Most visitors to St. George will have a car—you’ll probably want to scout out Zion National Park an hour away. That being said, with lodging downtown, you could get away with some combination of walking, rideshares, and booking tours that include pickup and drop-off. And if you’re a cyclist, bring your bike: There are a bunch of great bike trails in the area, including a trail from St. George to Zion.

Traveler tips

Listen. Zion National Park is great, but you’ll be shuttled around like a sardine if you visit in summer. Instead, head to Snow Canyon State Park, just 10 minutes from downtown St. George. It’s like a mini Zion, with those same gorgeous red canyon walls—and a tiny slice of the crowds. You’ll also find lava tubes to explore, great bike paths, and more.

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People Also Ask

Is St George Utah worth visiting?

Yes, St. George is worth visiting. It’s a great basecamp for outdoor adventure in all directions—from Valley of Fire State Park to Zion and Bryce National Parks to the Dixie National Forest. Many know Springdale as the spot to stay for access to Zion, but St. George has its merits, too (like less traffic).

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What is St George known for?

St. George is known for being one of Utah’s Mormon cities; it was home to Brigham and Amelia Young in the 1870s. It’s also known for its spectacular outdoors. The city sits between so many incredible spots, including Snow Canyon State Park, Dixie National Forest, the Candy Cliffs, and Zion National Park.

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Is St George a Mormon city?

Yes, St. George is a Mormon city—Brigham and Amelia Young lived here for many winters and you can even visit their home. That being said, St. George is a growing community with residents of many religious backgrounds and Mormon laws such as restricted drinking have been diminished—albeit not erased—in recent years.

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What are the hottest months in St George Utah?

The hottest months in St. George are typically June, July, and August, with July usually the hottest month on average. During this summer window, daytime temperatures can exceed 100º F (38º C). However, if you go up into the mountains surrounding St. George, you’ll find much cooler weather.

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What is special about St George Utah?

Not far from the Nevada and Arizona borders, St. George offers access to some of the American Southwest’s most beloved landscapes. Day trips include Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Dixie National Forest, Yant Flats, and more. Weekend trips include Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and beyond.

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What is the best month to visit St. George Utah?

The best month to visit St. George depends on your preferences, but April–May and September–October are typically quite lovely. With warm, sunny days and fewer crowds than summer, shoulder-season visitors get the best of all worlds. If you’re looking for bargains on lodging and tours, consider March and November, too.

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