This Way to Prehistoric Times
Located above the Santa Clara Creek are the prehistoric rock drawings left behind for millennia by the Anasazi Indians. Native to the area from around 200 B.C. to 1250 A.D., these drawings outdate almost everything in the United States of America. These drawings are truly incredible, a key piece in the history of America and life before the settlers. They are definitely worth the trip, though the hiking can be quite arduous. Three trails lead to the drawings, but be sure to lace on your hiking boots because you have some climbing over rocks to do to get there. Follow the Tukpesti Trail, the Tava’atsi Trail, or the Anasazi Trail. If you are hiking with children, the Tava’atsi Trail is the easiest and is just a half-mile climb to the location of the petroglyphs. And while you are so close to these ancient drawings you can touch them, tempting as it may be, please do not do so. It is best for their preservation to be left alone. When you stay at one of the hotels near Ivins Petroglyphs, St. George, UT, you can stay close to the trails for repeated visits to this incredible site.
Other Outdoor Fun
Have a ton of fun exploring the great outdoors in St. George but ready for a new adventure? Head to the Zion National Park, just 45 minutes from some of the hotels near the Ivins Petroglyphs, St. George, UT. Rated by TripAdvisor to be the number one national park in America, the Zion Park is a must-see. You can hike the many trails, some of which are paved for handicapped accessibility. Climb to the top of the park’s soaring formations, with elevations ranging from 4,000 feet to 8,700 feet. And since you have to park in nearby Springdale and be shuttled over from there, be sure to save a little time to watch a show at the IMAX Theater.
Rest Your Weary Feet
Unlace those hiking boots and kick up your heels at one of the hotels near Ivins Petroglyphs, St. George, UT. Your sore feet will love a soak in one of the jetted spas at the Best Western Coral Hills Hotel. You can enjoy both an indoor and outdoor heated pool, waterfall, putting green, and a delicious free hot breakfast daily. Refresh yourself with a stay at the luxurious, pet-friendly Red Mountain Resort featuring spacious suites and three whirlpools. Enjoy a guided hiking tour or more than 50 fitness classes while you are staying.
Stay at the gorgeous Seven Wives Inn, boasting 13 lovely guest rooms with private baths. A luxurious stay awaits in this old Victorian home, featuring a freshly cooked breakfast each morning and a beautiful outdoor pool. Get comfy at the conveniently located Inn at St. George. Located within walking distance of downtown restaurants and stores, you will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout your stay. Reserve at one of the hotels near Ivins Petroglyphs, St. George, UT to enjoy a luxurious stay in one of the nation’s most breathtaking locations.