Pioneer Park

Well I woke up this morning to a white wonderland. Yes, winter has arrived and we got about 2 inches of snow last night here in Cedar City. And when I spoke with my mom this morning she was saying that Salt Lake received about 8 inches and it was still coming down. A part of me wishes that I was up there to enjoy that much snow. It’s the first snow fall of the season, which is always exciting.

But I didn’t come here to talk about snow, I only make that reference because some people may find them selves driving through Utah on their way north and wind up in St. George and need a place to have lunch and stretch their legs in a place that is not covered in snow, well I have the place for you. Its called Pioneer Park (I think Red Hills Park is better but I didn’t name it) and it’s located off of St. George Blvd below the Dixie rock (you will know it when you see it). When you pull off the free way head west and make your first right on 1000 east for a block and you will arrive at Red Hills Parkway.

Make a left here and head up the road for a mile or so and you will see the park on your right. There are two entrances,  and if you are wanting lunch there are some picnic tables at each. This is a great place for families and for date activities.

The park is set in the hills that overlook St. George. The park itself is made up of red rock formations that are fun to crawl around on. There is one trail here but this park is for exploring not for staying on a little trail.

So if you are ever in the neighborhood, stop by and enjoy some scenery and some good times. It’s worth the 5 minute detour and if you have been driving for 5 hours, it’s definitely a good place to stop.


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