Non-Traditional Southern Utah Spring Break Getaways
Spring Break is right around the corner. Hard to believe, right? Winter arrived late this year, but snow or not, Spring will soon be here and if tradition reigns supreme, Utahans will be flocking to southern climes to enjoy red rock adventure and warmer temps.
Here are a few suggestions for family friendly Southern Utah Getaways.
Bluff – Central hub for many of the Four Corners attractions including, Monument Valley, Bears Ears National Monument/Cedar Mesa, Valley of the Gods, Goosenecks State Park, Moki Dugway, Natural Bridges National Monument, Hovenweep National Monument, and San Juan River. Adventures include canyoneering, mountain biking, Off-road trails, hiking, and river rafting.
Ticaboo – Base camp for North Lake Powell and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Located at the convergence of Capitol Reef National Park, Glen Canyon, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and Lake Powell. Adventures include hiking, off-road trails, slot canyon, rock hounding, water sports, mountain biking, Burr Trail, Natural Bridges National Monument, Hite Marina, and Bullfrog Marina.
Torrey – Main hub for northern section of Capitol Reef National Park and Boulder Mountain. Located at the junction of Hwys 24 and Utah’s All American Road, Hwy 12. Adventures include hiking, fishing, off-road trails, biking, and horseback riding.
Escalante – Located in the heart of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument and Hwy 12. Close to many scenic places and adventures including Calf Creek Recreation Area, Hole-in-the-Rock Road, Devils Garden, slot canyons, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Off-road trails, and hiking.
Kanab – If you’re a hiker and are looking to get off the beaten path and onto some hiking trails that are both breathtaking and uncrowded, you need to plan a trip to Kanab and surrounding Kane County. This is one of the world’s most scenically diverse regions and hiking opportunities range from red rock trails, canyoneering in slot canyons, high mountain forests and more. A visit to VisitSouthernUtah.com/Trail-Maps will provide you with Adventure Maps for local Kanab hiking trails. Kanab is also nestled in the middle of the greatest concentration of natural wonders including Zion, Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon national parks, The Wave, Toadstools and Peek-a-Boo Canyon. Kanab is a great basecamp for exploration and adventures. VisitSouthernUtah.com Specific Local Hiking Trails: Peekaboo – 6 mile round trip hike without 4-wheel drive. One mile with 4WD. South Fork Indian Canyon 6 miles round trip without 4-wheel drive 2 miles with 4-wheel drive. Toadstools 2 miles round trip. Bunting Trail 3 miles round trip. Wire Pass 2 miles round trip. Mansard Trail 5 miles round trip. Wahweap Hoodoos 9 miles round trip