Monday, June 1, 2009

Snow Canyon in Utah

Yesterday (5-31), Kathy and I joined for a trip to Snow Canyon in Utah. This was more of a social outing than a hard core hike. Snow Canyon has the same kind of rock as Zion (sandstone) though it's much smaller in size than Zion.

We linked several trails together making a large loop. Highlights include two caves (both you can climb down into), a few tanks, and a wave like outcrop, which is an easy scramble to it's summit, and lots of photo opportunities.

Personally, I am glad I went, but would not go back again. It was too much trail hiking and no peaks of substance to bag.

Snow Canyon is about 2.5 hours from Vegas
No real peaks. Highpoints are only 200 to 300 feet above the canyons.
It's a state park, meaning no passes are accepted. Entry fee is $5.00 per car.
The park does have campsites .
Best time to visit: Spring and Autumn
There are about 150 technical routes. I don't know the difficulties or number of pitches.