Often overshadowed by southern Utah's national parks, Zion and Bryce, Snow Canyon State Park holds its own when it comes to beauty and activities. With stark red Navajo sandstone and ancient lava flows as its base, the surroundings are worthy enough just for a scenic drive, but if you have the time, get out and take a hike. Trails range from short, simple loops to longer hikes that require a bit of rock scrambling. This is a popular destination for cyclists, runners, and campers, so if you have time to really enjoy the area, feel free to do so.
Do note that a lot of the hiking trails are sandy, so pack an extra pair of socks to change into after your visit.