7:00 am - 130.2 miles / an hour 52 minutes - 8:53 am
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, Fillmore, UT, United States
The Utah Territorial Statehouse, officially Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, is a state park in Fillmore, Utah, preserving the original seat of government for the Utah Territory.
9:53 am - 99.5 miles / an hour 31 minutes - 11:25 am
Parowan Gap Petroglyph Site
You will travel through a small suburb of Parowan Utah and drive across town until you come to a small pass or “gap” – a unique geological feature that opens wide enough to allow one road to go through it. You will see ancient Native American petroglyphs and even a few dinosaur tracks in the area.
Directions from Parowan, Utah:
Travel down Parowan Main Street and turn west on 400 North (Gap Road). Follow this road 8.4 miles to the Dinosaur Tracks (N37° 53' 49", W112° 57' 03"), which are signed and located on the north side of the road. To reach the petroglyph site drive west and additional 2.1 miles to the signed Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (N37° 54' 35", W112° 59' 08").
12:25 pm - 55.9 miles / 52 minutes - 1:18 pm
Silver Reef Museum
2:18 pm - 19.6 miles / 21 minutes - 2:40 pm
Red Lion Hotel St. George
7:00 am - 43.3 miles / 55 minutes - 7:56 am
8:30 am - 7.9 miles / 18 minutes - 8:49 am
The Riverside Walk is a wonderful stroll up the canyon past cottonwood trees and along the bubbling Virgin River. You can expect a gentle walk along a paved path with gentle inclines now and again. Along with the plethora of squirrels and tourists, there are plenty of hanging gardens decorating the canyon walls on this hike. Interestingly, along this hike you'll also encounter Zion's swamp alongside the trail - an actual swamp created by the water which trickles out of the Navajo Sandstone. This hike is sometimes called the "Gateway to the Narrows" because where the River Walk ends, the canyon walls narrow out, and the Zion Narrows trail begins. You can access this trail by taking the shuttle to the farthest stop up the canyon, and there are many places along the way where you can take a break and play in the river. At the end of this walk, there is a great place to have lunch and splash in the water during the hot summer months.
10:45 am - 1.8 miles / 5 minutes - 10:51 am
Weeping Rock is famous for the trickling streams of water and the hanging gardens of ferns and mosses that turn an ordinary sandstone canyon into a green paradise.
11:30 am - 2.0 miles / 5 minutes - 11:36 am
THE ONLY “IN-PARK” LODGING AT ZION NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy a selection of comfortable and spacious accommodations, a year-round restaurant serving local favorites and a wide variety of ways to keep you entertained during your stay in Zion National Park.
12:36 pm - 0.1 miles / - 12:37 pm
Two trails start at this spot, the Lower and the Middle. The trail to the lower Pool is fairly straightforward, just over half a mile long, meandering through the riparian habitat along the bottom of the river, even passing underneath the two waterfalls that come from the Middle Pool above.
1:20 pm - 3.4 miles / 7 minutes - 1:28 pm
This quaint museum tells the park's story from the perspective of its human inhabitants, among them Ancestral Puebloans and early Mormon settlers. Permanent exhibits illustrate how humans have dealt with wildlife, plants, and natural forces. Temporary exhibits include finds from recent archaeological excavations. Don't miss the incredible view of Towers of the Virgin from the back patio.
2:13 pm - 47.6 miles / an hour 10 minutes - 2:24 pm
an old mining site where they would mine for gypsum. We refer to this as the Old Gypsum Mine, but it has many names. One of which is Sparkle Mountain. Sparkle Mountain is a fitting name because as you approach the old mine, in the sunlight the gypsum sparkles and sparkles. This is a great outing for the family on a random afternoon. This is also a great trip for cub scouts!
Directions to the mine
The mine is easily accessible and four-wheel drive is not required. Driving time was about 20 to 25 minutes from St. George.
The exact GPS location of this mine is: N 36 58.715 W 113 27.832
From the Washington Wal-Mart, located at 625 W. Telegraph Street, head east on Telegraph Street
Turn south on Washington Fields Road
When you have made it to Southern Parkway, you are about 10 miles away
Head south on the dirt road (Arizona Strip)
You will pass some houses at the Utah and Arizona border. When you see the houses, continue south
Drive another 1.6 miles and you will see sparkle mountain on the right side (to the west)
3:24 pm - 16.4 miles / 26 minutes - 4:51 pm
9:00 am - 3.2 miles / 8 minutes - 9:09 am
The Crack: Turn at the Pioneer Park sign and drive north. Follow the road around. You can park right in front of The Crack
Dixie Rock: Drive past Dixie Rock, there is a parking lot right behind it closer to the bridge and the rock
10:09 am - 2.7 miles / 9 minutes - 10:19 am
11:19 am - 160.9 miles / 2 hours 14 minutes - 1:34 pm
2:34 pm - 129.4 miles / an hour 50 minutes - 4:25 pm