March 9, 2024

Snow Canyon Latter-day Saint Connection

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Visiting the canyons in Southern Utah is one of the most beautiful canyons in the area. Snow Canyon, right outside of St. George is one of the many fun areas to explore. While going through the area, connecting the area to the early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can help us appreciate those who came before and bring more meaning to the beautiful landscape.

Created in 1959, Snow Canyon has a long history of human use. Artifacts reveal the presence of people in Snow Canyon by 500 B.C. It is likely that humans have used this canyon for more than 10000 years, from Paleoindian mammoth hunters to 19th-century settlers. Modern-day the canyon has been the site of Hollywood films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Electric Horseman, and Jeremiah Johnson. Originally called Dixie State Park, it was later renamed for Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, prominent pioneering Utah leaders.

Opened to the public as a state park in 1962.
Park Elevation:  3,100 to 4,100 feet

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