About St. George

Find out why thousands of people make St. George, Utah their home.

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After an early summer fire burned 71,000 acres in Brian Head, the area is looking forward to winter skiing season. The fire led to a two-week evacuation of the mountain town. While the town did open for the rest of the summer, the area saw some effects of the fire for the rest of the summer.

Most summers, Brian Head is a destination for mountain biking, hiking, zip lining, and other outdoor adventures. This area’s Fourth of July celebration usually brings in 80 percent of the towns tourist revenue according to The Spectrum. This year’s celebration brought in about a quarter of tourists as compared to recent years. Tourism picked up, but the town hopes winter will bring more tourism.

Brian Head is one of the best ski options for people living in

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Trail Tuesday took me to the Bloomington area of St. George, Utah.  I noticed that there are beautiful homes for sale in the Bloomington area.  The homes in this area of Southern Utah seem to be very unique, one-of-a-kind homes in beautiful dessert settings.  I hiked around the hills in Bloomington and ended my hike at the Bloomington Petroglyph Park.  This park is a very small park with large boulders that have hundreds of petroglyphs on them.  The area is fenced, but there is an opening so that you can walk right up to the carvings.   There is also a bench for you to sit on to view the engravings on the beautiful boulders.   

Many of the carved images represent humans and animals, as well as designs and possibly early trail maps.  I looked

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The St. George Lions Dixie Roundup Rodeo is being held this weekend.  The dates are Thursday, September 14 – Saturday, September 16, 3017 at the historic Sun Bowl.  This is an annual event that is approved by the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association.

The website boasts that “you will not be disappointed by the action and excitement of the Dixie Roundup!”  The event features professional rodeo champion cowboys that are fearless bull riders, fast paced barrel racing and an exciting mutton busters activity. 

The website also lets you know that their “famous and incredibly tasty hamburgers will be available for dinner.”   

Information

Location:

Historic St. George Sun Bowl

100 South 400 East

St. George, Utah

Times:

Gates open

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I have been reading about different hot springs located in Southern Utah.  I have always wanted to visit the Meadow Hot Springs in Meadow, Utah.   This past weekend I was travelling back to my home in St. George from a fun visit to Snowbird and I found the perfect opportunity to stop and explore the hot springs.

Meadow Hot Springs is located just south of Fillmore, Utah in the quiet town of Meadow, near Kanosh.  These hot springs are a unique, natural treasure out in an open field in the area.  The hot springs are located on private property, but the landowner has made it accessible to the public.  There is a walking path that connects three different pools.    

The pools are crystal clear with the main pool getting as warm as 100 degrees.  The

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I am amazed at the number of Southern Utah homes that have lush, green lawns.  I moved into a new home in the Little Valley area of St. George from Farmington, Utah.  I quickly started asking how we could maintain our new existing, green lawn.  I spoke to our landscaper and my neighbors and these are the things they told me to do to keep my lawn green in this sunny, warm climate. 

  1.        Keep your grass cut regularly to prevent weeds
  2.        Keep the blades on your lawn mower sharp, so that you are cutting your grass not tearing it
  3.        Don’t cut your grass too short - removing more than 1/3 of the grass blade will stress out your lawn  
  4.        If your soil is tough, aerate it to loosen the ground
  5.        Fertilize your lawn two
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I was driving on Red Cliffs Drive the other day and a heart in a window caught my attention.  It was a bright red heart and it said Waffle Love.  I decided to give the small restaurant, in St. George, a try today.  When you walk into the place you immediately are met with the delicious smell of waffles.  Recently we tried chicken and waffles in Las Vegas and we were excited to see that was on the menu.  

The menu offers numerous specialty waffles, such as:

  • The Churro Waffle with cinnamon and sugar
  • The Cinna Love with cinnamon butter and cream cheese frosting
  • The Red Wonder with biscoff, strawberries, raspberries and cream
  • Nutella Love with Nutella, cream and your choice of fruit
  • Banana Cream Pie with chocolate, bananas and cream
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I was shopping in Ancestor Square in downtown St. George and I came across the St. George Art Museum.  I wondered if there would be galleries and art museums when I moved here from the Salt Lake City area and I have found a wealth of museums and galleries throughout St. George, Washington and Hurricane, Utah. 

The mission of the St. George Art Museum is “to education all visitors through quality exhibitions from all periods, cultures, and media, as well as to collect, conserve, inventory, exhibit and interpret art and artifacts from Utah and the West”.

The St. George Art Museum is right across from the Main Street Post Office in historic downtown St. George.  The museum was formerly used as a sugar beet seed storage facility.  Now it is a

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My friend came to visit us in St. George from up north and she told me that we must visit the best quilt shop in Utah – Clover Patch Quilt Shop in Santa Clara, Utah.  I am not a quilter and the only thing I sew are buttons onto a shirt or two, if I have to.  But this was an incredible fabric/quilt shop.  The Clover Patch is on Santa Clara Drive in a home that has been renovated into a quilt shop. 

I have never seen such beautiful fabrics in every color imaginable.   We spent time looking at the wide selection of quality fabrics available.  The fabrics were displayed by colors but also in groupings, such as:  holidays, nature, children, floral, southwest and novelty. 

 

The Clover Patch is family owned and operated.  The people were very

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Trail Tuesday took me on my favorite hike of the summer – Red Reef at Red Cliffs.    The Red Reef hike begins at the Red Cliffs campground and it takes you by beautiful red rock formations, arches, caves and great water holes.  There are spectacular views and numerous photo opportunities.  The trail follows Quail Creek and you enter a winding beautiful canyon.  There were several pools of water and at one point you have to navigate around a large pool, over an 8-foot sandstone wall, with carved-out foot holds.  These are called the Moki steps by locals.  Going up these steps is scary, but coming down them was fairly terrifying.  There is an anchored rope for you to hold onto, but if you fall you land right in the pool of water.

This pool is

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After eating a delicious breakfast at the Main Street Diner, I came across an interesting antique/vintage shop in Hurricane, Utah.  It is called the Gypsy Emporium Antique Mall.  It is located at 25 East State Street in Hurricane.  This is one of the largest antique stores in all of Southern Utah.  

There is really no way to classify this shop.  It is full of antiques, souvenirs, mementos, crafts, vintage clothing and jewelry, consignment items and yet they also have new, locally made items too.  The building is huge and also has an upstairs packed with items.

I don’t really love shopping for antiques, but I enjoyed shopping at the Gypsy Emporium.  I found a few unique items I bought as gifts.  My daughter was with me and it was fun to explain

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