Headed to Southern Utah? Here are some super memorable, fun, adventurous, things to do near St George Utah! I have lived here for a lot of years. (More years than I care to mention, for fear of aging myself) I have found some top secret, super fun, things to do with my family here! Things that the locals would kill me for telling you! These things are off the beaten path a bit. First on the list is…
Veyo (Veyo Pool & Crawdad Canyon)
Address: 287 E Veyo Resort Rd, Veyo, UT 84782
Pool Open From Memorial Day To Labor Day!
More info @ www.veyopool.com
You will need
A net (I bought mine at the Dollar Tree.)
A bucket (also from the Dollar Tree)
Professional crawdad catchers
Having a ball.
This place is magic. It is a perfect summer hide-out. completely shady and cool, even in the blazing, hot St George summer.
Start Your trip off by hitting up crawdad canyon!
Tie a rock onto your string. (The rock is to make the hot dog sink to the bottom.) Then, tie a piece of hot dog on the end of your sting. Tie the other end to your stick. TADA! you have an official, white trash, crawdad fishing pole!
Dunk the hot dog in water near the edge of the river. Crawdads love to hide under rocks so look for a rocky place. Dangle it there for a while and watch them crawl out! Eeeeekkkk!
Gently swoop them into your net. Soon, your bucket will be full of these hot dog loving crustaceans!
After you have filled your bucket, travel upstream for a pleasant, little hike. Follow the bridges and pathways all the way up to a little waterfall surrounded by wild raspberries. (I am not sure if they are actually raspberries! Eat at your own risk.) There is lots of rock climbing and camping spots. My kids love this hike. There is lots of stuff for them to climb on. Every kids dream.
After you have finished hiking, shower off and hop in the pool!
The pool is filled and drained everyday with fresh spring water!
Yes! It is a bit pricey!
YOU CANT SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU!
But, I figure if it entertains the whole family alllllllll day, it is totally worth the small fortune you pay to get in!
The ultimate sign of a good day is….
AFTER YOU ARE DONE
DO NOT EAT AT VEYO POOLS!
Get your butt in the car and drive down the road to Veyo Pies.
2. VEYO PIES
Call ahead and place your order!
Give 24 hour notice for large groups!
Their chicken pot pie and beef pot pies are so good! They will make your mouth water!
Buy some frozen dinner pies and take them home for dinner another night!!! Genius!
You just CAN NOT go all the way to Veyo with out stopping by this small, little, mom and pops restaurant.
My favorite dessert pie is the Volcano and the Key Lime Pie! The Key Lime Pie is very rare. If you see it there, snatch it up quick! Because they don’t stay on the shelf for long!
They look even more delicious in real life. It was hard to get a good picture through the glass and the florescent lighting.
3. SNOW CANYON SAND DUNES
The most fun stop in Snow Canyon (in my book at least) is the sand dunes! It is right across the street from Jenny’s Canyon, my favorite hike in Snow Canyon…. Coincidence? I think NOT!
The best time to go to snow canyon is in the fall, winter, and spring. There are not many trees so you would probably bake and die if you went in the summer.
The sand here is the perfect sandy consistency. Perfect for sand castles, tunnels, and frolicking about.
Hours of entertainment.
Brotherly bonding in full effect. Team work! Woop woop! Parent WIN!
When the sun sets in Snow Canyon, it is straight out of a story book. It is one of those dreamy moments where you stare at your kids playing and the golden glow off of the beautiful scenery and you just have to pinch yourself.
4. THE WATERFALL
Enter into the Rivera Palms Townhomes. (They are white, one story apartments with terra cotta tile roofs.)
179 S. 2700 E.
St. George, Utah 84790
Drive into the complex and head directly to the back. The apartments back right into the river. There is a metal rail. (I forgot to take a picture, sorry) Park by the rail if you can. There is a trail to the right of the rail that leads to straight to the river. You may have to wander a tiny bit to find the waterfall. (You can barely call it a waterfall because it is so small) But, it is very close so don’t wander too far.
This is the perfect place for the whole family. The teens can skim board, the kids can catch frogs, tadpoles, swim, and even babies can splash in the shallow water and play in the sand. And mom can sit in her chair with her feet in the cool water and not worry about a thing.
A camping chair to sit in
Nets and buckets to catch bugs, frogs & tadpoles.
There is one spot by the waterfall that is probably four feet deep, so be mindful of that, but the rest of the river is about ankle deep.
You can actually scoot behind the waterfall, it is so cool.
The concrete can get super slippery so be careful!
Part two of this is coming soon!
There are so many cool things to do in Southern Utah!
All over Zion
Thanks for reading!