It is Wildflower time in Snow Canyon State Park

Grab your hiking shoes and a container of water and set out to discover all the wonderful wildflowers in Snow Canyon.

To help identify the different blooms use the Wildflower pages that are a part of this website.

Cactus, Englemann's Hedgehog

Cactus, Englemann’s Hedgehog

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park awarded a $12,000  Ironman Foundation Community Grant

Friends of Snow Canyon State Park has been awarded an Ironman Foundation  Community Grant in the amount of $12,000. The grant funds will be utilized to build a shade and picnic pavilion at the Chuckwalla Trailhead in the Paradise Canyon management unit of the Park.   The pavilion will be completed by February 2024. The structure will be completed using monies from an estate trust and Friends will be seeking other financial grants.

         The Tortoise Sculpture 

The Tortoise Walk is complete and available for your enjoyment.  Watch the arrival and placement of the sculpture, click Here to open Utube video Weighing in excess of 4000# uploading, positioning and lowering into place was quite a project. The process took over 2 hours. Enjoy this short video that captures many of the moments.

Tortoise Sculpture

The Tortoise has arrived

This short walk features educational wayside exhibits and culminates in a seating area centered around a large desert tortoise sculpture. Financial support by The Friends of Snow Canyon has been essential to the completion of the sculpture and the walkway leading to the sculpture.  We are grateful for the many donations we have received.  If you would like to make a new or additional donation to Friends of Snow Canyon, please click Donate. Many thanks to the sculptor, Matthew Gray Palmer, for sharing the interesting videos of the sculpture in progress.

Earlier video of the sculpture taking shape

The Friends of Snow Canyon annual report is available online

2022 was a busy year for Friends of Snow Canyon.  Read about the many events and projects of 2022. Learn how membership monies, donations, and the many hours of volunteer time help to make Snow Canyon a memorable experience for visitors to this amazing park.  2023 promises to be a bigger and better year with more events and opportunities to help the park. If you are not a member you might want to consider membership or make a donation. As a totally volunteer organization you can be assured your membership or donation monies will go directly to support the park.

Videos Available

Videos of our online presentations are now available for your viewing at your convenience. View recordings of our educational presentations now on YouTube. No password is needed and you can view in the YouTube app on your phone, computer or television. To view a listing of available listings on the Friends of Snow Canyon YouTube channel CLICK HERE.