St. George is a city of 100,000 located in southwestern Utah on the Arizona border, with the Mojave Desert to the south, and the Pine Valley Mountains to the north. It’s a fast-growing city, and serves as sort of a gateway to Zion National Park. The surrounding desert scenery and spectacular rock formations make for some attractive running options in St. George. See also our guide for running in nearby Zion National Park.
Two easy ways to get acquainted with running in town are our downtown tour and the Virgin River Multi-Use Trail. Snow Canyon State Park is our favorite place to run in St. George, with great scenery and paths for all abilities. For a road running challenge, combine a run up Webb Hill with the adjacent Halfway Washington/Virginia River South Spur trails. There are incredible trail running opportunities in the hills north and west of town.
Runners should note that St. George weather is seriously hot in summer, with temps flirting with 100F from June-September. Also, it’s desert-like terrain so all our routes are quite exposed.