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Ivins is a village at the northern edge of the St. George, UT area, nestled in the foothills of beautiful red sandstone mountains. It's a quiet, friendly, peaceful place that offers hiking and mountain biking trails galore. The great weather and natural beauty here attract people from all over the U.S. Until the economic crisis of 2008, this area was one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. With daytime high temperatures in the mid-50's throughout the winter and over 300 days of sunshine per year, the weather alone makes Ivins a great place to live. Add with the magnificent scenery, the wide diversity of outdoor activities, and the low crime rate, those of us here think there's no better place to be. There are literally hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails - both dirt and paved - around the greater St. George area. The photos on this page show the scenery from these trails. See all TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.


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photo of the view from a bike trail in Ivins, Utah
Ivins Bike Trail #4259
This is a view from one of the paved bike trails that run throughout Ivins, UT.

photo of a roundabout in Ivins, Utah with sculptures by artist Edward Hlavka
Ivins Roundabout #4162
This beautiful roundabout in Ivins is decorated with bronze sculptures of mustangs made by local artist Edward Hlavka.

The Tukupetsi recreational area near St. George, Utah has many 


petroglyphs like these.
Johnson Canyon #4277
The trail into Johnson Canyon is closed from mid-March thru October to protect wildlife there. It's a rare spot where water is available throughout the summer. The trail is also notable for having a large sandstone arch.

Rock writing in the Tukupetsi recreational area near St. George, Utah
Johnson Canyon #4274
Johnson Canyon is located just south of the southern entrance to Snow Canyon.

petroglyp photo in Utah
Johnson Canyon #4280


photo of Johnson Arch on the Johnson Trail in Snow Canyon State Park, UT
Johnson Arch #4266
The Johnson Canyon arch has another sandstone wall immediately behind it, so very little clear sky can be seen thru the arch.

photo of a mountain view along the tempi'po'op trail near St. George, Utah
Anasazi Trail #4870
The Anasazi Trail is located at the edge of Santa Clara, UT near its border with Ivins.

photo of the tempi'po'op trail along a plateau near St. George, Utah
Anasazi Trail #4873
The Anasazi Trail passes by dozens - perhaps hundreds - of ancient Indian petroglyphs.

photo of the view into the canyon along the Tempi'po'op trail near St. George, Utah
Anasazi Trail #4875
The Anasazi Trail spans several miles on a ridgetop along a deep canyon.

photo of a mountain view along the tempi'po'op trail near St. George, Utah
Anasazi Trail #4876
The southwestern portion of Utah represents the far western edge of the regions inhabited by the Anasazis. They lived throughout the New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah areas from the mid-1000s to about 1300.

photo of the tempi'po'op trail along a plateau near St. George, Utah
Anasazi Trail #4872
Petroglyphs differ from pictographs by how they are made. Petroglyphs are etchings in stone, typically in the desert varnish that forms on sandstone. Pictographs are typically paintings made with natural dyes.

this is a photo of one of the more remarkable petroglyphs seen 


along the Tempi'po'op trail in the Tukupetsi recreational area near St. George, Utah.
Rock Writing #4216
There are literally hundreds of locations throughout the desert southwest where petroglyphs can be found.

photo of a mountain view along the tempi'po'op trail near St. George, Utah
Tempi'po'op Trail #4191
The Tempi'po'op Trail connects with the Anasazi Trail along the rim of the canyon, passing many petroglyphs.

photo of the tempi'po'op trail along a plateau near St. George, Utah
Tempi'po'op Trail #4193
The trailhead for this trail is labeled Tukupetsi. For all intents and purposes this trail is the same as the Anasazi Trail. As far as I can tell, it has one name when beginning at one end of the canyon, and has the other name at the other end of the canyon.

photo of the view into the canyon along the Tempi'po'op trail near St. George, Utah
Tempi'po'op #4200
To see the best of the petroglyphs along this trail, it's necessary to leave the rim of the canyon and venture down a bit and closer to the canyon wall.

photo of ancient Indian art along the Tempi'po'op trail near St. George, Utah.
Rock Writing #4176


photo of a petroglyph seen along the Tempi'po'op trail near St. George, Utah.
Rock Writing #4201


Rock writing in the Tukupetsi recreational area near St. George, Utah
Rock Writing #4208


photo of the view from a bike trail in Ivins, Utah
Many Moons
This is a photo of the sculpture entitled "Many Moons" by Dave Malone. See more sculptures at Desert Rose Labyrinth and Sculpture Garden.

photo of a roundabout in Ivins, Utah with sculptures by artist Edward Hlavka
In Mother's Hands
This is a photo of the sculpture entitled "In Mother's Hands" by Johnny Woolsey. See more sculptures at Desert Rose Labyrinth and Sculpture Garden.

photo of a roundabout in Ivins, Utah with sculptures by artist Edward Hlavka
Celebration of Life
This sculpture is entitled "Celebration of Life", designed by Cheryl Collins with metal work by Trent Ripplinger. See more sculptures at Desert Rose Labyrinth and Sculpture Garden.

The Hell Hole trail in Ivins, UT.
Hell Hole Trail #4955
Hell Hold is a destination at the end of the Kayenta Canyon Trail.

photo of a trail out of Kayenta near Ivins, UT
Kayenta Canyon Trail #4956


the Kayenta Canyon Trail in Ivins, Utah
Kayenta Canyon Trail #4957
The Johnson Canyon arch has another sandstone wall immediately behind it, so very little clear sky can be seen thru the arch.

photo of the trail to Hell Hole in Ivins, UT.
Hell Hole Trail #4959
The Hell Hole Trailhead departs from Kayenta, a little desert community just northwest of Ivins, UT.

photo of a jackrabbit in Ivins, UT.
Jackrabbit #4889
The desert scrubland around my home in Ivins, UT is loaded with Jackrabbits.

photo of a coopers hawk in Ivins, UT.
Cooper's Hawk #4563
This Cooper's Hawk was kind enough to come and visit with me in my backyard, comfortably perched in a tree above me as I worked at refinishing some outdoor furniture.

photo of a california quail in Ivins, UT.
California Quail #4490
These interesting looking Quail are everywhere in the desert lands around Ivins, UT.

photo of a roadrunner in Ivins, UT.
Roadrunner #4438
Roadrunners are a common sight in early spring around Ivins, UT. I saw this one in Snow Canyon.

photo of a Barn Owl in Ivins, UT.
Barn Owl #2158
This Barn Owl visited me in my backyard in Ivins.

photo of a Merlin in Ivins, UT.
Merlin #6520
This Merlin was hunting small birds in my backyard in Ivins, UT.

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