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Red Hills Desert Garden

Welcoming thousands of visitors since its opening in 2015, the Red Hills Desert Garden is the first desert conservation garden of its kind. The nearly 5-acre garden features 5,000 water-efficient plants, a 1,150-foot stream stocked with native and endangered fish species, a replica slot canyon and prehistoric dinosaur tracks found onsite dating back 200 million years.

For Your Viewing Pleasure

The Virgin River is home to some of the rarest fish species on Earth and you just might be lucky enough to see them in the Red Hills Desert Garden’s 1,150-foot meandering stream. With a fish viewing area located in the replica slot canyon, kids and adults alike will ooh and aah when they see these rare floundering friends. Another fun activity that’s sure to delight is following the dinosaur tracks located throughout the garden. Home to several boulders found locally that contain real dinosaur tracks that are over 200 million years old, this is a scavenger hunt in which visitors of all ages will revel. Did you even know there was a place that you can follow real dinosaur tracks?

Events and Classes at Red Hills Desert Garden

Be sure to check the Red Hills Desert Garden website for upcoming events. With special events held throughout the year, you don’t want to miss out on the fun. For example, the annual Desert Duck Derby is held in January to celebrate National Rubber Ducky Day. Prizes are awarded to the top-finishing ducks and everyone has a quack-tacular time. In the fall, the Garden hosts the Scarecrow Walk & Haunted Canyon. It’s an event where guests can explore the dozens of scarecrows that are displayed by local organizations, as well as tour the haunted canyon. And naturally it wouldn’t be the holiday season without a Holiday Lights Show. The Red Hills Desert Garden transforms into a winter wonderland with thousands of lights on display, ready to jumpstart your holiday cheer the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Not only does the Desert Garden host fun events for the community throughout the year, but they also offer more than 20 free classes heart to educate and entertain their water savvy friends.

What You Need to Know

Red Hills Desert Garden is located at 375 E. Red Hills Parkway, St. George, UT 84770. They are open daily, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. and admission is free. For questions, check out their website. They can also be reached at (435) 673-3617.


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Nicholas H Jan 11, 2022

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We have stayed in Airbnb’s all over the world! We really loved this one. I think it’s well rounded and precisely what anyone needs; whether that is for large groups, couples, romantic, homey, open, cozy, functional etc. it’s a bit off town so perfect for quiet and calm. We did hear neighbors a few times, it was never at night. We slept well, there are many beds to choose from certainly. Laundry room is accessible and convenient to bedrooms. Decorating is lovely and charming. Kitchen is great, and stocked for anything you’d like to cook basically. It is clean and very well kept… NO SHOES! Remember that rule! It’s why we rented… It should be a rule anywhere. The national parks are all within driving distance and often quite dirty. This is an excellent rental and we would stay here over and over. I have rarely felt as such for other locations or home. Thanks

Russ P Dec 01, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 602
This is a sweet property in a cool little subdivision. Perfect for groups 5-10 people who need a place to stay while enjoying Moab

Dan P Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Earhart
Outstanding location - hiking, fishing, a short distance from the house and great small town shopping opportunities. Well equipped home, nothing lacking in terms of kitchen items, bathing needs, and hot tub. beautiful vistas from most rooms in the house. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely.

Sara C Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 619
We had a terrific time at the property. Everything was like new! Great amenities and the booster chair and pack-n-play were perfect for my 2 year old.

Jamee M Nov 25, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 417
We really enjoyed our stay at this home. Very clean and spacious. Well stocked with kitchen essentials and then some. Had a good variety of games to play, and for the little kids they had blocks and a little play area under the stairs. Communication was great, didn’t have any issues. Will definitely stay again!

Scott A Nov 22, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 421/425/429
Rented three units. We had a total of 14 people. The three units gave everyone privacy when needed and allowed for easy gatherings and meals together. Everyone in the party loves the places and would rent again! Location is great and the units themselves were awesome! Very clean, spacious and well stocked. We had no issues at all. Main activities for the week were mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheeling and sight seeing. I highly recommend these rentals!!

Jeanette A Nov 21, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We loved our stay. Fully stocked and spacious enough for our huge group. Super clean and has everything you would need for your stay I really recommend this home.

Basil Y Nov 14, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Really beautiful property here, smells new. Nice finishes and very comfortable furniture. Close to everything in town and a stones throw from the trails. Can’t wait to return!

Michael H Nov 04, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Beautiful location and beautiful home. Scott & Sarah are extremely nice and highly communicative. An absolute pleasure booking with them. When back in Moab we will 100% stay here again!

Aaron Nov 08, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 619
It's hard to match the beauty of Moab. If you're looking for a 5-star stay in a 5-star town do not hesitate to book. This place has it all... cleanliness, comfort (seriously comfortable beds), all the amenities, and amazing hosts! Would not hesitate to stay here again and hope to have the opportunity in the future.
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