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Snow Canyon State Park is Utah’s best kept secret, and Jenny’s Canyon a definite highlight.

Utah’s most accessible slot Canyon, the trail is a short and easy hike; a half mile round trip (15 minutes) with small slopes and steps, offering spectacular views over stunning red sand dunes and soaring sandstone cliffs. 

It is considered a mini-slot canyon and is a great introduction to slot canyon hiking for those wanting to get a taste before attempting larger and more dangerous canyons, such as those found throughout Zion National Park. If you don’t get claustrophobic here then you should be fine to handle others such as The Narrows

Snow Canyon State Park is open from 6am – 10pm and charges a $6 per vehicle entry fee with reductions for seniors, pedestrians & cyclists. The trailhead to Jenny’s Canyon leads off to the right of the road as you enter from the South.

The trail is closed annually from March 15th to June 1st.

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    28 Comments

    • Utah has some amazing landscapes – such a stunning area & some great undiscovered spots!

  1. Cool place!!

    • We loved it! Such a great location too being so close to St George :)

  2. Looks so beautiful! And 6 dollars isn’t bad at all. I’d love to explore this area and snap away!

    • We figure the bigger National Parks charge around $25-30 per visit, and this was just as good!

  3. Shame we hadn’t heard of this before heading out to Utah. We got to do some canyoneering in Zion though which was a lot of fun. I can’t wait to head back to Utah one day to explore more of it’s amazing scenery!
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    • Sounds like a brilliant excuse for another trip back 😀 We swapped our Zion experience for this because it was too crowded and busy at Zion, but hoping to go back when tourist season has died down.

      We loved Snow Canyon State park just because of the lack of tourism. You could explore at your own leisure and have the whole place to yourself!

  4. Sounds great! I would be up for some serious adventure 127 hours-style (well, maybe not quite) but Jenny’s Canyon sounds great too!
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    • Take a phone with you though so you don’t have to go as far as chopping off your arm :D!

    • Sometimes wandering is the best way to find stunning attractions! Makes it all the more special knowing that it’s secret and you’ll probably never find it again!! Will have to do some wandering once we finally get to Zion ourselves!

    • It does! Our own personal film set for the day :D!

  5. Great find! We really want to get out to Utah soon to explore the canyons. Jenny’s Canyon looks like a great spot to start! I’ll have to add it to my list :)

    • Definitely do! It’s an amazing spot!

    • Lol really? Woohoo, viral within a day! I’ll tell my husband he’s a facebook star :D!

  6. After recently featuring a post in our Saturday Snaps series of a slot canyon, I immediately was intrigued to find out more about how these have developed and experience this gorgeous natural landscape.

    Would love to explore Utah and Arizona and find some more spots like Jenny’s Slot!
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    • Arizona is supposed to have some amazing spots too. We’ve just moved to AZ so I’m really eager to get set up and head out exploring!

    • Thanks Mary! So surprising that it wasn’t too far from the road either!

  7. I love these National Parks and Utah is supposed to have some of the best. I must get over there some time soon. Recently went to Joshua Tree and Death Valley and was blown away by how gorgeous it was.
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    • I haven’t yet been to Joshua Tree, but did love Death Valley. The whole area is just absolutely stunning – the US has some truly great natural wonders! Will add Joshua Tree to my list!

  8. I had seen your comments about Jenny’s Canyon in Snow Mountain State Park in Utah. I was very intrigued because of the accessibility of this mini-slot canyon. I walk with a cane mostly and when I am ‘off-roading’ I use a wheeled walker with hand brakes. Unfortunately, I had a lot of difficulty getting the walker to go through the fine sand trail. I only got part way and had to turn around. You need to be healthier than I am to go. Now, that being said, the park was awesome! There were ancient lava flows and petrified sand dunes, lots of options for photography. I am so glad we went.

    • Hi Jane, so glad to hear you had a fantastic time in the Park – sorry to hear that the canyon wasn’t accessible enough for you. Though the ancient lava flows and the petrified dunes are absolutely amazing replacements, and offer just as fantastic opportunities for awesome photos.

      Happy travels!

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