Utah State Park: Snow Canyon, White Rocks Amphitheater

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Another great hike for kids is Utah State Park: Snow Canyon’s White Rocks Amphitheater trail. The longer White Rocks trail continues from the same trail head, and is approximately four miles, so make sure you follow the signs for the Amphitheater. The trail head for White Rocks Amphitheater (and trail) is less than a mile past the northern park entrance. Just look for the gravel pullout on the west side of the road.

The trail is moderately difficult, alternating between rocky and sandy terrain. But it’s mostly flat, which is a blessing if you have a baby on your back, and it’s less than a mile round trip. Like all good trails for kids, it has a great destination – a natural rock amphitheater – which entertained Big E for an hour with all the scrambling around and chasing other kids.

Snow Canyon State Park boasts beautiful red rocks formations, black lava rocks like at Cinder Cone and an a swath of white rocks all in one place. The White Rocks Amphitheater brings the contrasts of these three colors into dramatic focus. I never thought rocks would be so interesting, and to find such stark colors dotting the landscape all in the same place is truly amazing. If you’re looking for a quick hike for the tots, I would recommend White Rocks Amphitheater.

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Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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