Visiting Snow Canyon and Kolob Canyon Utah

We are all settled in at our camp host site in beautiful Quail Creek State Park Utah. Our camp site overlooks a beautiful lake. We have a picture perfect view of the whole lake and can sit and watch the boaters, campers and just in general people watch from our dining/living room windows.

Bill and I are beyond happy with the camp host position we will have all summer but we cannot work directly with the public until our background checks come back which should be this week. Our boss, the parks complex manager said after meeting us that she has not a doubt in the world that there will not be a problem but by law she cannot allow us to start working in a state park without background clearance first. So, she told us as part of our training as camp hosts we need to spend the rest of this week visiting local attractions so when we are in our official camp host position, and someone asks us what there is to do around the Quail Creek area, other than enjoying the beautiful lake we are parked in front of…. we will know… What a sweet first week on the “unofficial job” to be told to ” just go out and explore the area, have fun, and report back to me on Tuesday because Monday’s are always so busy…”  She even gave us her card with a note on the back letting all the other areas we visited know we are her new camp hosts and she wants them to let us in to see the other parks so we can send visitors from Quail Creek to them to visit… OK… 🙂 🙂

Today, Bill and I went to Snow canyon State Park. We learned that the park was created in 1959 and has a long history of human use. Anasazi Indians inhabited the region from A.D. 200 to 1250, utilizing the canyon for hunting and gathering. Paiute Indians used the canyon from A.D. 1200 to the mid-1800s. Mormon pioneers discovered Snow Canyon in the 1850s while searching for lost cattle. The canyon was the site of Hollywood films such as butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Electric Horseman, and Jeremiah Johnson. Originally called Dixie State Park, it was later renamed for Lorenzo and Erastus Snow, prominent pioneering Utah leaders.

Here are some pictures of Snow Canyon, a hiker, rock climber, photographer’s dream…

Overview upon entering the park


Lava Flow Trail





After we hiked Snow Canyon, we made our way to Kolob Canyon. OMG, I don’t think my words and for sure not my pictures can express the beauty of Kolob Canyon.. but I will try.

Kolob Canyons road is located at the northwest corner of Zion National Park off of Interstate 15. This five-mile scenic drive climbs past the spectacular canyons and the red rocks of Kolob Canyons area and ends at the Kolob Canyons Viewpoint. Again, my words and pictures cannot fully express the breathtaking views we saw… but this is what I can share:




This was a 5 mile, round trip, hiking trail. So, so beautiful…


Stayed tuned for more of Zion National Park as we will continue to visit the surrounding areas of Quail Creek so we will be well-informed, so we can be the BEST camp hosts EVER at Quail Creek… Come see us soon! 🙂 🙂

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. katsbynp
    Jun 11, 2015 @ 23:48:52

    How beautiful! You did a great job at capturing the awesome views. I am glad you and Bill are able to live your dream. Thank you for sharing and I cannot wait to see Zion National Park. XoXoXo


  2. gotham girl
    Jun 12, 2015 @ 01:16:35

    There is NO doubt that you two will be the BEST camp hosts EVER!! I am so thrilled that you two are able to explore and learn all about the area you’ll call home for the next several months. This is just the beginning of a life long dream…so I want you to take photos and write all about your experiences. There’s very few people in this world that would just sell everything and do what you’re doing so share with everyone how it’s possible and how much fun you have! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Big hugs and so much love flowing your way! Can’t wait to visit! xoxoxo


    • beyondcinderella
      Jun 12, 2015 @ 01:39:40

      Thank you Frissy. Yes, Bro and I will be the best camp hosts EVER because this is a big part of our life long dream. A dream that I held deep inside because I never saw the opportunity for it to ever become a reality until I realized all of our “hands on” responsibilities were in good hands…. so we seized the opportunity without looking back and so far, we have no regrets. It’s all about knowing what you really want, and what you are willing to do to obtain it… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE right back at you!


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