Jenny’s Canyon Trail is located in Snow Canyon, so there is a small fee to explore the State Park. From St. George, head north on Bluff Street and take exit to Red Hills Pkwy/Snow Canyon Pkwy. Turn left onto Snow Canyon Pkwy and travel 3.2 miles until you come to a roundabout. Proceed straight through the circle to stay on Snow Canyon Parkway and continue traveling for 0.7 miles. You’ll come to a second roundabout where you’ll take the first exit onto Snow Canyon Drive that leads to the park entrance. After passing through the main gate continue .6 miles and the trail head will be on your right.
Because of endangered habitat this trail is closed seasonally from March 15 – June 1. Check with Park Rangers for more details.
Jenny’s Canyon Trail is a short easily accessible family friendly trail that is great for small children. It is an easy trail that is mostly level with few slopes and steps. It has lots of shade and wildlife such as rabbits and squirrels to keep you company along the way. It leads to an absolutely stunning slot canyon and a beautiful overlook.
This short 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail takes around 15 minutes to complete. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. This trail is sandy so boots are recommended if you have them.
The Jenny’s Canyon trail is a easy-to-follow sandy trail, passing through sagebrush, yucca, and other native plants. After about a hundred yards, the trail crosses a dry wash. After crossing the wash, the trail continues east toward the prominent rock wall directly in front of you. At the mouth of the slot canyon, the trail splits. To the right is a short but steep path to a nice overlook of the canyon and to the left is Jenny’s Canyon. The overlook is a worthwhile stop if you have the time and energy. It only takes a few minutes but is quite steep with rock stairs that climb about 60 feet up to the overlook.
The slot canyon is a great place to beat the heat on a hot summer day. The walls inside the slot canyon are beautifully sculpted with small arches and miniature pockets all around. The slot section of Jenny’s Canyon is not very long, but the scenery is on par with other great slot canyons in Utah that are much more difficult to reach.