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Monday, December 13, 2010

Have An Artful Encounter in Kayenta, Utah

The title of today's blog comes from this article in Sunset Magazine. The article describes the art community that has grown up in Kayenta, near St George. Below we give the sub-head., and then excerpts.

Galleries abound in this southern Utah desert oasis

Where it is: Within the town of Ivins, 7 miles northwest of St. George. Average March temp: 67°

Dress code: Sandals, shorts, and a hat to ward off the sun. Pack a fleece jacket for chilly evenings.

First stop: Coyote Gulch Art Village, a cluster of galleries, shops, and a cafe with a backdrop of red rock mountains and desert gardens.

History lesson: Mormon pioneers established a cotton-growing colony in the St. George area, which is why it’s often called Dixie.

And while you’re in the area …
Go for a hike: Snow Canyon State Park, between St. George and Kayenta, is a day-hiker’s paradise. Check out the steep but short Cinder Cone Trail (1.5 miles round-trip) or the moderate Whiterocks Trail (3.75 miles round-trip), with stunning views at the edge of the red rock can-yon.

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