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Gunlock Falls | Gunlock State Park

Gunlock State Park or Gunlock Falls as it known this year is PHENOMENAL! We had just finished our Girl's Trip at Red Mountain Resort and knew we had to take the long way home so we could see Gunlock Falls. When we came around the bend and saw how HUGE the falls were we all "OOOOOOOOh and AWWWWW!" Gunlock State Park is normal a small reservoir with NO falls, except once in every few years. I think I heard that the last time the falls were running was 12 years ago. So you've GOT to put the falls on your

Girl's Weekend Getaway with Red Mountain Resort!

Red Mountain Resort is tucked away in Southern Utah, near St. George in Ivins Utah. It's literally the last thing between you and Snow Canyon State Park. They own acres of desert that are right next to Snow Canyon State Park, so their views will LITERALLY never change. Red Mountain Resort is beautiful in every way. It wasn't what I was expecting and it was SO much more! We haven't done a Girl's Trip on The Salt Project ever. Never once. I'm still kind of blown away by this fact! So when Red Mountain Resort reached out about a partnership

Tuacahn Amphitheatre Giveaway and Coupon! | Disney's When You Wish A Celebration of the Disney Songbook

Tuacahn Amphitheatre has long been on The Salt Project Bucket List! It seems like we are always visiting during the off-season but we finally made it during our Girl's Trip to Red Mountain Resort! We actually visited Tuacahn TWICE in one day! When we found out there was a Saturday Market on Saturday at Tuacahn Amphitheatre we decided to bike the 1.5 miles out there from Red Mountain Resort! Stephanie had serious reservations about biking in the middle of the day in St. George. (With good reason.) Luckily, it ended up being the perfect temperature that day and we made

The Amazing Waterfalls of Gunlock State Park

Gunlock State Park is located in the tiny southern Utah town of Gunlock, about 35 minutes northwest of St. George, Utah. While the Gunlock Reservoir usually has plenty of water to make all of your recreation dreams come true, the falls only exist when perfect weather conditions allow. Most days the area is just a lackluster pile of dusty sand and rocks. Several years can pass between showings of the waterfalls; but when the stars align, the heavens open, and the dam overfloweth, the waterworks begin. So grab yo kids, grab yo wife, and grab yo husband, because everyone’s gonna

ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours | St. George

This trip was EPIC. I’ve been one a few ATV/RZR rides before, but riding in sand dunes is SOMETHING ELSE entirely. We were able to go on the 3 Hour Spring/Fall Sunset Adventure, which takes you through Sand Hollow State Park and the Mojave Desert. Sand Hollow State Park is a beauty in itself and you should definitely add swimming to your bucket list. Bill, our guide, had everything all set up for us. We literally showed up and he outfitted us in all the necessary things. We did bring our own car seats for the kids, just to be

My Place Hotels in St. George

We are super excited to share our experience with MyPlaceHotel in St. George. MyPlace Hotel has only been open for four months and we’ve got a coupon for 15% off just for you! Use SALTPROJECT15 First things first, they have an ice maker and a full sized refrigerator in each room. No more walking down the halls for the ice machine! And a Kitchen! It was like being in a condo, but still a hotel. With all these kids it was perfect! It's November and because we live in Northern Utah, we haven’t been swimming outside in quite some time

Thunder Junction All Abilities Park Video

Have you been to Thunder Junction All Abilites Park in St. George?! It's AMAZING! We went a few years ago (see the post here) but we went again because it was so close to our hotel. This time the kids were a little older and able to do so much more on their own. We really loved that the Splash Pad was still open and the TRAIN WAS OPEN! This park is Epic. From the smoking volcano, to the train rides, to the dinosaurs and slides, we really loved Thunder Junction All Abilities Park! If you go, be sure to

Fairy Doors at Brooks Nature Park | St George Utah Rocks #StGRocks

Brooks Nature Park was quite the beautiful surprise. I wasn't expecting such a pretty little oasis in the middle of St. George. I was chatting with Sidney from ATV Jeep & Adventure Tours and she mentioned some Fairy Doors ran by #StGRocks on Facebook, so the kids and I made sure to create a few rocks to leave. We weren't given too many hints about where to find the Fairy Door, so we had to do a bit of scavenging. The Park isn't big, so I knew we'd find it eventually. Fairy Doors are little hidden spots where people go

Hiking to Jenny's Canyon | Snow Canyon State Park

We’ve been to Snow Canyon a few times, but I wanted to really spend some quality time there. Luckily, Snow Canyon wasn't too far from our hotel, My Place Hotels. I asked the ranger what hikes she would suggest to hike with ages 2 and above. We’ve hiked a few of them before, so I’ll link them up. The Ranger suggested the following hikes for kids 2 and above in Snow Canyon State Park. All the hikes below are round-trip. Whiterocks Amphitheater 4 Miles Butterfly 2 Miles Upper Galoot Picnic Area (for climbing rocks) Pioneer Names .5 Mile Sand Dunes

Hike to Turtle Wall | Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

After checking into our My Place Hotels, we quickly unloaded and headed on out for a sunset hike. My sister had done an easy hike that led to a turtle shaped rock formation, so you better believe my kids were excited! Turtle Wall is off of the Chuckwalla Trail in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and is about 1.4 miles one way. This hike is perfect for all ages. The first thing you'll see is the Chuckwalla Climbing Wall. One day we'll get into climbing again. It was actually kind of cold in the supposedly warm St. George area that
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