In The Desert
Content including photographs are Copyright © 2009 - Present - Don & Linda Gilmore
Contact us via E-mail
St. George, Utah
This is an inter-active Wikimapia Satellite Map. You can zoom in / out and drag the map to scroll. Mouse over the map. Shown here - St. George, Utah.
St George Utah is one of the prettiest towns in the desert; the high desert that is. We've had a lot of day trips out of the town of St. George, Utah. Everything you could ever want is right here in town. This town is still growing and is very prosperous. Their laws are fairly strict, but the police are very nice and helpful.
St. George, Utah is in Washington County and is 119 miles North of Las Vegas. It's called Utah's Dixie because of the cotton plantations here in the mid 1800's. This is the Latter Day Saints Temple in St. George. It was finished in April 1877. The town was founded as a cotton mission in 1861 by Brigham Young.
The town was named after George A. Smith. The temple here is the longest continually-operating temple in Utah.
Just a little Northwest of the town is Snow Canyon. You can drive through the canyon or stop along the road (Rt. 18) and see the Canyon from different places in the desert here. The red sandstone and white sandstone mix is really worth seeing.
Keep going up Rt. 18 and you'll see the turn off to Pine Valley. You can see the town at the base of Pine Mountain. This is a nice quiet little town nestled in the mountains. There are lots of hiking trails, and picnic areas up here. A great place for day trips into the mountains.
All along Rt. 18 there are off road trails to be explored and a bunch of fishing spots as well. This photo was taken right next to a small out of the way little lake. The scenery was great too!
Linda got the biggest and best tasting Alaskan King Crab Legs we've ever had anywhere right here in town at the Claim Jumpers Restaurant. The food here is great, the service is always with a smile, and the prices are reasonable. The people here are nice and so are their children -- the rest of the country needs to take a lesson from these people. I can't say enough for the kindness, and respect we received while staying there. Visit and see for yourself. Great Trip ------
After living here for a few years now, my opinion hasn't changed much. You can't go to a nicer place for a vacation or lay-over on a trip. And there is so much to see that is very close to this town. Look at our daytrip listings for Zion, Bryce, Little Creek Mesa, Hurrican Mesa, Silver Reef, Toquerville Falls and more.
St. George is not just another pretty face on your interstate travels. St. George is a nice town in the desert that is at the hub of a lot of neat adventures. Zion and Bryce Canyon are just around the corner, and not too far away is the Grand Canyon's northern edge, which most people don't see. There are numberous other on and off road adventures just a daytrip away from town. Nice accommodations and restaurants can also be found in town. Too many to mention here. You won't have any problem finding a great meal.