Although there are only a few hundred residents living in Pine Valley, Utah, the census-designated area continues to draw visitors to its rural, but picturesque town. Pine Valley is located about 45 minutes north of the center of St. George. It sits at the head of the Santa Clara River among the Pine Valley Mountains. It maintains its status as an unincorporated area of residences within the north-central part of Washington County.
Pine Valley features several landmarks including a historic LDS chapel, designed using the schematics of an upside-down boat. The church was built in 1868 about nine years after settlers moved into the area.
The elevation of Pine Valley sits at 6, 519, which is a dramatic increase from where St. George sits at 2,860.
The Pine Valley Recreation Area is the area’s largest draw for visitors. Recreation activities including camping at a designated camp ground as well as fishing, hiking, off-road vehicle trails and more. However, because of the elevation and snowfall - about 17 inches per year - the recreation area is sometimes closed for camping. However, for those in the St. George area, which gets very little if any snow, Pine Valley is a fun location to visit in the winter for tubing, sledding and other winter activities.