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Johnson Canyon – Snow Canyon State Park

This trail is one of the nicer trails in Snow Canyon. Johnson Canyon is beautiful with a large free standing arch. When we travelled the trail in March there were a large number of frogs seranading us. The trail is closed annually from March 15 to June 1.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = easy

Distance: 1.9 Miles return – easy
Elevation gain: <100 feet - easy Terrain: flat wide trail - easy Exposure: none - easy To see the trail rating system used here see Trail Rating System

Getting There

Snow Canyon State Park is located just north of Ivins Utah.

If travelling north from St George, take SR18, North Bluff Street, to the Snow Canyon Parkway. Turn left at the light onto this parkway and travel 4.0 miles to Snow Canyon Drive. Turn right and travel north 0.7 miles to the south entry fee station.

If travelling from the north on SR18, exit at the State Park sign and travel south a short distance to the north unmanned fee station. From here it is 4.0 miles to the south entry booth.

The Johnson Canyon Trailhead is located a few hundred feet south of the south entry station.

Trail to Johnson Canyon

Trail to Johnson Canyon

The Trail

The trail is flat hard packed sand for the most part. It traverses part way along a deep impressive canyon and then turns into Johnson Canyon which ends in an impressive high box end. At certain times there is significant water flow out of this drainage system.

Here are some pictures taken on March 13, 2013.