Cottonwood Cove Park | St. George

Just down the road from our favorite St. George Park (Thunder Junction), there is another great park for families. Cottonwood Cove Park in St. George has a really fun playground, a bike/walking trail along the river, and a large grassy area. We enjoyed this park one evening , and there were…

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Red Hills Desert Garden | St. George

Red Hills Desert Garden is a free, family-friendly adventure in St. George. This garden is a desert conservation garden that showcases some of the desert plant life and beautiful desert landscapes. We wandered through the gardens and found so many fun things. There are lots of lovely spots in the Red…

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Dino Cliffs Dinosaur Tracks

There is an interesting dinosaur trackway just outside St. George. Finding the Dino Cliffs Dinosaur Tracks requires a short ride over a bumpy, sandy road that is accessible to most vehicles. Then there is a short hike through the red sand. This is a pretty easy excursion, and the tracks make…

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Children’s Forest at the Kiln | St. George

Up in the winding hills of Washington county, someone had a great idea to make a trail for children. It is almost like a lost preschool garden in the middle of the juniper trees. The Children's Forest at the Kiln used to have interpretive signs for plants and animals in the…

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Civilian Conservation Corp Camp in Leeds

We made a quick stop at the Civilian Conservation Corp Camp in Leeds on our way to the Red Reef Waterfall trail. We love learning about this historical group who did so much for our country, especially our national parks. The Civilian Conservation Corp, or CCC, was a New Deal era…

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Red Reef Waterfall | Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Red Reef Waterfall is a very popular hike near Leeds, Utah. Though the drought is affecting the amount of water currently at Red Reef, the hike features a broad slot canyon with several obstacles and waterfalls. This hike has a few pinchpoints that may be difficult for some hikers, but it…

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