If you love climbing on slickrock, then you should make it a point to visit Whiterocks Trail in Snow Canyon if you're near the St. George area. There is a beautiful white sandstone amphitheater comprising the last section of the half-mile long stretch of trail that offer some spectacular views of the surrounding area, and provide hours of climbing fun! It's length makes it a great experience for children! If you're more adventurous, follow the longer section of Whiterocks trail to where it joins the Lava Flow Trail. (Note: there is a $6 per vehicle per day fee to enter Snow Canyon State Park. Even if you access this trail without entering Snow Canyon State Park, this fee still applies).
To get to the trailhead from I-15:
Take exit 8, and head west on St. George Blvd.
Go 1.9 miles, and turn right on Bluff Street.
Continue straight on Bluff St. as it becomes State Hwy 18.
Follow Hwy 18 for 9.6 miles, and watch for the trailhead off to your left. The trailhead is located on the west side of State Route 18, one half-mile North of the Snow Canyon Dr. (Hwy 300) junction.
The trail to the amphitheater junction is well-marked and mostly flat, traversing lava fields and sandy areas. Eventually you'll come to a junction in the trail; veer right for the Whiterocks amphitheater trail, and veer left for the junction with the Lava Flow Trail, which will take you back into the heart of Snow Canyon. A little further along the amphitheater trail and you'll see another marker pointing directly into the white sandstone. From here you follow the small canyon, and you'll see the amphitheater off to your right. It's a spectacular site!
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