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Visiting St. George & Southern Utah

Southern Utah is hot, and it’s not the weather. St George, near the Southern Utah state line, hosts an early-season challenge for athletes, and it’s a big one. Ironman 70.3 St. George 2014 comes to scenic Washington County May 3rd. Sand Hollow Reservoir hosts the swim, while the bike and run courses include surrounding Snow Canyon and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve offering athletes spectacular views of downtown St. George.

Runners, the Top of Zion Relay Adventure is your challenge. Another southern Utah extreme challenge, Top of Zion features a 195-mile course run by a team of 12 over a 24 to 36 hour time frame. The 2014 relay is May 30th and 31st taking teams from Capitol Reef National Park to Zion National Park.

The Southern Utah challenges continue in June with the 2014 Rockwell Relay. The Rockwell cycling relay begins at Swanny Park in Moab on June 13th, and finishes 527 miles away in St. George at Town Square Park. Gather a team of four and cycle your way through two of Utah’s National Parks along the course.

The spectacularly scenic course passes through Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, as well as parts of the magnificent Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. There is no better way to experience scenic southern Utah.

A stop in Bryce Canyon City is a must for visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park, and put the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo on the top of the itinerary. The 2014 season opens May 24th, with rodeos held four nights a week, Wednesday through Saturday. Look for the Jackpot rodeos on July 4th and July 26th, which are the largest of the season. Be sure to use the free Bryce Canyon Shuttle for convenient transportation to the park.

Travelers along Highway 89 from Kanab north to Mt. Carmel Junction are intrigued by Moqui Cave, five miles north of Kanab on the east side of the road. Stop and satisfy your curiosity, and you will find a collection of dinosaur tracks, and one of the country’s largest fluorescent and fossil mineral displays.

St. George & Southern Utah Hotel Map

12 Best Western Hotels
in St. George & Southern Utah

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    Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

    Bryce Canyon City

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    Ruby's Inn

    Bryce Canyon City

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    El Rey Inn & Suites

    Cedar City

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    Town & Country Inn

    Cedar City

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    Red Hills

    Kanab

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    Canyonlands Inn

    Moab

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    Greenwell Inn

    Moab

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    East Zion Thunderbird Lodge

    Mount Carmel

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    Coral Hills

    Saint George

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    Abbey Inn

    Saint George

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    Travel Inn

    Saint George

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    Zion Park Inn

    Springdale

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St. George & Southern Utah Events

May 2014

May 23-24, 2014
Midnight 5K Head down to the old St. George Municipal Airport for this energetic run with a view. The mingling begins at 5 p.m.
May 30 - October 18, 2014
The Little Mermaid Tuacahn Amphitheatre presents the stage production of the beloved Disney film. Show times vary.
May 17, 2014
Outside Looking In Enjoy a guided hike along the Eagle Crags Trail. Meet at the Zion National Park Human History Museum at 8:30
May 16, 2014
Hangar Dance (1940's Style) Step back in time and enjoy live music, costumes, food, and dancing at the Western Sky Aviation Warbird Museum. The band starts up at 7 p.m.

July 2014

July 26-27, 2014
Thunder Over Utah Air Show Watch as the US Navy Blue Angels perform over St. George. Head on out to the St. George Municipal Airport at 8 a.m. for the beginning of the air show.
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