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December 14th, 2017,

Locals Only: Climb underground in Snow Canyon lava tubes

Video by Spencer Ricks

Directions to Snow Canyon Lava Tubes from Dixie State University (15 minutes): 

-Head north on S 1000 E from DSU.

-Turn left onto Red Hills Parkway. Follow this road for 3.4 miles.

-Turn right onto UT-18 N/Bluff Street. Follow this road for 7.3 miles.

-Turn left to enter Snow Canyon State Park on Snow Canyon Drive. Without a Utah State Parks Pass, there is a $6 entrance fee per vehicle to access the park.

-Follow Snow Canyon Drive for one mile.

-Park at the Lava Flow and Whiterocks trailhead parking lot, which will be on your right.

-Follow the trail from the parking lot for about 0.25 miles before you reach the first lava tube.


Locals Only is a series by the Dixie Sun News exploring unique places around DSU.

Ep. 1: Nudie Pools
Ep. 2: Little Black Mountain

Spencer Ricks - Spencer Ricks is the Editor-in-Chief of the Dixie Sun News, News Director on Radio Dixie 91.3, and adventurer on the weekends. He's interned at KSL.com, Seattle Met Magazine and Publicola News — covering everything from flash floods to local politics to Pokémon Go. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerRicks or on Facebook at facebook.com/spencerricksnews.

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