EXPLORE SOUTHERN UTAH
The colors of Southern Utah have welcomed visitors to the area since the beginning of time. Red rock, black lava fields, white stone, and blue skies mix with multiple shades of green shrubbery – creating one of the most unique desert landscapes in the World.
Hike the incredible canyons of Zion, view the delicate spires of Bryce Canyon, or reflect-on the unparalleled vastness of the Grand Canyon; all within a scenic afternoon’s drive from Sand Hollow.
Luckily, Utah’s #1 State Park is right out the front-door. Sand Hollow State Park mixes warm blue waters and vibrant red sandstone, attracting adventure enthusiasts from around the world to a unique outdoor playground. Spend a day in the sun boating, ATVing, fishing, rock crawling, or just relaxing on the sand – it’s the perfect day in a spectacular setting.
Some of Utah’s best bass fishing is found at Sand Hollow Reservoir. Sand Hollow also offers very good fishing for bluegill. Other reservoirs in the area Quail Lake, Gunlock and Lake Powell also provide bass fishing. Quail Lake is usually good for trout in the early and late parts of the year, but that action slows during the heat of the summer. Trout are also found in the numerous small streams in the mountains around the Sand Hollow area.
Need a refreshing break from Southern Utah’s amazing weather? Dive into one of our three refreshing State Park Reservoirs.
The wildly popular Sand Hollow Reservoir is right out our front door, featuring 1,000+ surface acres. Water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing, knee boarding, and wave running are among the favorite motorized water sports.
If you need a change of pace, take your time fishing, strolling around the surface on a stand up paddle board or kayak. And yes, it’s true. You can even SCUBA dive in the desert! Don’t forget about the original water sport – swimming! Unique red rock islands are within a strong swimmers reach, and sand stone cliffs are accessible for people daring enough to jump.
Full-service watercraft rental options are available for daily or weekly use. Call (435) 656-4653 to book your reservation, today!
Hiking is one of Southern Utah’s most popular pastimes. Trails are easily accessible throughout the region, and all-day options are only a short distance away. Although Spring and Fall are ideal seasons, year-round accessibility provides a scenic option to increase your daily heart rate.
County resources easily identify interconnecting trails for vast distance and difficulty options (including trail guides for kids). Most trails are paved or groomed natural surfaces. Please click here for additional trail information.
Distance from Sand Hollow Resort: Varies based on trail.
Hours: Varies based on trail and season.
Fees: Varies based on location (State or National Park fees may apply).
Southern Utah features the most beautiful riding terrain in the world, and going off-road is one of the most exhilarating ways to enjoy the area’s scenic beauty. Altering elevation changes open view corridors into the surrounding area, including Zion, and other local parks.
The trails surrounding Sand Hollow Resort is a perfect example of the region’s unique terrain. Right out our front door is Sand Mountain Dunes. Massive sand dunes weave throughout distinctive red rock outcroppings, then seamlessly blend into thousands of undisturbed acres. Riders of all skill levels can enjoy the area’s trail diversity by climbing technical slick-rock, or riding across naturally groomed sand.
Ready to hit the trails? Call (435) 656-4653 for tour times, rental fees, or to book your reservation, today!
Utah is home to the “Greatest Snow on Earth”, but Southern Utah is the best of the best. The area offers skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, tubing, snowmobiling, and ton of winter fun! Brian Head Utah’s Giant Steps and Navajo Mountains receive over 400 inches of snow annually, and feature eight chair lifts, 71 unique runs, and a terrain park for the tricksters. If you prefer staying off your feet, relax while flying down Navajo Mountain’ tube park on an oversized tube!
Distance from Sand Hollow Resort: 85 minutes (85 miles)
November-April: 8:00am-5:00pm (Average operating times, individual lifts vary)
THE GRAND CANYON
The Grand Canyon ranks atop the seven natural wonders of the world, and among the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The Canyon’s unparalleled vastness (over one-mile-deep and up to eighteen miles wide) is breathtaking to first time and returning visitors. Indescribable contours and angulation can be seen from any point of the ridge-line, and guiding services also offer a variety of ways to experience the canyon.
If you are looking for a once in a lifetime experience, travel throughout the canyon by foot, mule/horse, ATV, or soar through the overwhelming canyon walls by helicopter. If extreme adventure is your boat, challenge the Colorado River’s miles of whitewater rapids. Camping is available on the South and North rims, and the canyon floor (requiring reservations and permits).
The North Rim of the Grand Canyon offers a unique Grand Canyon experience located within a beautiful morning’s drive from Sand Hollow. The elevation tops 8,000 ft. (2438 m.) and is recognized for hiking, camping and mule rides, the North Rim is a perfect place to reflect on the canyon’s grandeur.
Distance from Sand Hollow Resort: to Grand Canyon North Rim 2 hours 30minutes (145 miles).
Hours: Open mid-May through mid-October.
7-Day Private Vehicle Pass: $25.00
Entering by Foot, Bicycle, or Motorcycle: $12.00 per person.
ZION NATIONAL PARK
Zion National Park has captivated imagination since its discovery, becoming one of the most popular National Parks in the United States. Named by early (LDS) settlers, and designated as a park in 1919, Zion’s beauty and grandeur extend across 229 square miles of canyons and formations.
The Park features incredible canyons and spectacular views, attracting the adventure enthusiasts from around the world. The Narrows, The Subway, Angels Landing, Emerald Pools, and Weeping Rock are among some of the hikes varying in intensity. The outdoor possibilities are endless: hiking, canyoneering, off-road adventures, backcountry adventures, horseback riding, biking, or site seeing.
Each season in the Canyon also brings a display of brilliant foliage color, highlighted by Spring’s wildflowers and the Autumn’s changing leaves. The Park’s is also home to various animals, including wild turkeys, mule deer, golden eagles, big horn sheep, and mountain lions. Mixing the two creates incredible moments for any level of photographer. Shuttle systems are used during peak times to eliminate traffic, parking problems, protect the vegetation, and restore tranquility to Zion Canyon.
SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK
Right across the street from our resort sits over 20,000 acres mixes warm blue waters and vibrant red sandstone to create an outdoor playground unlike anything in region. Spend a day in the sun Boating, ATVing, Fishing, Rock Crawling, or just relaxing on the sand – it’s the perfect day in a spectacular setting.
Full-service rental options are available for weekly, daily, or half-day use. Please cal (435) 213-1254 for rental information.
Day Use: $10.00 per vehicle up to 8 people
Senior Day Use: $5.00 Seniors 62+ per vehicle up to 8 people.
Walk-In: $4.00 per person