St. George

The town of Saint George, Utah, located near the state border with Arizona, is a handy base for the Zion National Park with its multicolor rock strata, deep, wooded canyons, and dramatic rock formations. Not only do the park’s dramatic surroundings make it a firm favorite for outdoor enthusiasts from hikers and horseback riders to rock climbers and landscape photographers, wildlife lovers will also find much of interest with over 289 bird species recorded in the park’s environs. With the world-famous Grand Canyon close at hand and Utah’s own Bryce Canyon with its otherworldly rock pinnacles and enormous natural amphitheaters, St George makes a perfect base for exploring the desert and mountain landscapes of the Southwest. Accommodations range from cabins and nature lodges to deluxe studio rentals next to the area’s world class golf resorts, another local attraction.