Boasting 20,000 beautiful acres of red sand dunes and a stunning reservoir, Sand Hollow State Park is one of Utah’s favorites. Its location in Southern Utah only adds to its perks, with comfortable weather year-round, warm water, and a gorgeous red rock backdrop to complete the scene.
ZION NATIONAL PARK
Shoot for the moon – land upon the canyon tops
Zion National Park is a 148,000-acre park that is located about 30 miles east of Sand Hollow State Park. Outdoor activities found in the park include hiking, canyoneering, and rock climbing. The most common entrance into the park is through the town of Springdale, Utah.
Take delight in the magnificently red sandstone canyon that complements the brilliant blue sky as you travel through Zion. Experience excitement in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s distinct variety of scenery, plants, and animals will captivate you as you absorb the richness of its history and relish the excitement of present-day adventures.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
It’s not a race to the top this time
More than five million people visit the Grand Canyon every year, but the majority of Americans still don’t know which state it is located in. The Grand Canyon is located on the northern border of Arizona, about two hours southeast of Sand Hollow State Park. As you visit Sand Hollow, we highly recommend that you take a short trip to view this historical landmark. While you may be required to make advanced reservations to hike this canyon, you can still enjoy the scenic overlook without much planning beforehand—and it is well worth it!
QUICK FACT: The Grand Canyon is 277 river miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide, and a mile (1.6 km) deep.
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK
The red rock forest
Located about two hours away from Sand Hollow, Bryce Canyon National Park is the largest collection of hoodoos in the world! What are hoodoos? Get out your geology books; hoodoos are odd-shaped spires of rock formed from irregular erosion. Together, these vast canyons of hoodoos create a stunning sight, and the park affords plenty of ways for you to explore it. With exquisite viewpoints, wandering hiking trails, horseback rides, and evening stargazing, Bryce Canyon is the place to discover an endless supply of moments that will take your breath away (and those are the moments that count, right?).