Trail Tuesday took me to the Petrified Dunes in Snow Canyon Park, near St. George, this week. The trail begins just north of the picnic areas of the Upper and Lower Galoots where you can park near the road. Once you cross the road you will see the Upper Galoots. If you hike to the north and around the Upper Galoots you will find the Petrified Dunes Trail. The Petrified Dunes were once-flowing mountains of sand that are now mounds and crevices of Navajo sandstone. You can climb the terrain and investigate these dunes for several hours. You don’t have to worry about staying on the trail because these incredible rolling mounds are everywhere for you to explore. Hiking the Petrified Dunes Train provides some incredible views of the park.
Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Round Trip Length: 1.2 miles round trip
Area: Snow Canyon State Park
Directions: From St George, head north on Bluff Street and take exit to Red Hills Pkwy/Snow Canyon Pkwy. Turn left onto Snow Canyon Pkwy and travel 3.2 miles until you come to a traffic circle. Proceed through the circle and continue 0.7 miles. At the next traffic circle take the first exit onto Snow Canyon Dr. Continue 3.6 miles into the park and pull into the Upper Galoot Parking are on the right. The trail head is across the street.