One of the most fabulous and FREE places to visit in St. George is Pioneer Park. It is amazing – but it definitely isn’t your typical park.
There is NO grass or playgrounds.
BUT the entire 52 acre park is a natural playground full of exploring fun.
What is Pioneer Park/Dixie Rock?
This rustic community park is a rock climber’s paradise – both expert and beginner. You can stay close to the parking lot and still climb several rocks or you can hike and venture out of find a Boy Scout Cave, historical pioneer cabin, slot canyons and a connection in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.
Dixie Rock (which is a big red rock with DIXIE written on it and also called Sugarloaf) can be climbed and gives beautiful views of downtown, the St. George Temple, Zions National Park, White Dome and even to Arizona.
This park has a large trellis pavilion with two barbecues and fire ring, several smaller picnic areas with tables, two with metal trellis pavilions, and a separate fire pit with an amphitheater. Bathrooms are close to the parking area too.
What Do I Bring to Pioneer Park
- Water – lots of water
- Hiking shoes (or tennis shoes)
- Sunscreen – Try Banana Boat Ultramist SPF 30 Sport Performance Clear Twinpack, 12 Ounce
- An attitude to explore
Where is Pioneer Park (Dixie Rock)?
240 Red Hills Parkway St George Utah
There are several areas to park. Any parking spot works because you can start to hike anywhere!
What do you love most about Pioneer Park/Dixie Rock?