The Pioneer Names 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 and continue 0.7 miles. At the next traffic circle take the first exit onto Snow Canyon Dr. In 1.5 miles (after passing through the main gate) the trail head will be on your right.
There are two places you can park for this hike, there is a north and south trail. The north trail is closer to the Pioneer Names but the south approach has an arch and a hole in the rock offers a fun photo op. It is a short hike from either trail head.
Pioneer Names trail is a short family friendly trail that visits an overhang near the main park road that has several pioneer names painted on the rock with axle grease from the late 1800s and early 1900s. It offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels.
This short sandy crescent-shaped half mile trail is fairly level with some steps and slopes. It can be completed in under an hour.
The stroll up to the base of the rocks is pretty and sandy. Once there, you are faced with a very large, steep climb up to continue right next to the beautiful red cliff walls. Proper footwear is advised. Enjoy this beautiful hike and soak in some history too!