I will either pick you up or meet you at the trail head (I will provide the meeting coordinates). This hike does not require technical ability, and I am proud of the incredibly beautiful scenery that will amaze and astonish you. This hike may best be described as mild, covering about 2 miles and 2 hours, but might be considered to be intermediate depending on your degree of capability. This hike is a sampler of our local state park, but I will show you sights that most people don't see, including a gorgeous baby slot canyon (please don’t tell anyone its location), a lava tube (!!), a sphinx (!!!), a young arch (!!!), and incredible scenery, some of which were used in famous movies. In addition, I know of amazing locations for photos that will surprise your friends and families. From the trail head we will hike for approximately 2 hours through the incredible red, white, orange, pink and gray sandstone hills, valleys and narrow cracks that make up this area. And naturally I will regale you with local history, descriptions and explanations of the flora and fauna. In addition, I keep this hike short and easy so that you can have plenty of time and energy to engage in other activities in the area. You will love this hike!
I have been a hiking guide in the St. George Utah area for 23 years leading hikers for Green Valley Spa, and The Biggest Loser Spa. I was a geology lecturer for Road Scholar (touring and hiking for retired persons), teaching about local rock formations, volcanic activity, the Colorado Plateau, the Great Basin, and other interesting geologic phenomena in this area. I've studied extensively the flora and fauna native to the deserts of the southwest, and additionally I am certified in first aid and CPR.
I will provide an energy/snack bar at the half-way point. In addition, I will provide cooling washcloths during the summer
I can provide transport from your location to the trail head and back for an additional fee.
This hike will be through gorgeous desert locations, with sandstone and volcanic basalt as the backdrop, and amazing rock formations, deep canyons, and scenic mountaintops to capture your interest. In addition, this hike has a secret slot canyon, a lava tube, an arch, a stone window, and two or three scenic overlooks. Don't forget your cameras!
最多可供10位年滿10歲的旅人參加。 Guests need to be capable of walking 3-4 miles. Special accommodation can be made for those less capable; advance notice is required, and additional fees may be necessary.
Guests should bring their own backpacks, water, walking poles (optional), hats, and sunscreen.d any additional snacks.
Entry fees to the hiking locations will be taken care of in the final charges. Running shoes or light hiking shoes/boots are recommended. Heavy duty hiking boots are not necessary.
Two Hour Hike on Sandstone Trails