Temple View RV Resort

Temple View RV Resort

There is something special about heading out onto the open road that people without RVs just can’t understand. The ability to live in luxury, even while on the highway, is something that is unmatched. Being able to take along the comforts of home while traveling to new and exciting places is outstanding. One of the best destinations for an RV vacation is McArthur’s Temple View RV Park. When traveling to southern Utah, this RV park is the number one place to spend time and enjoy a vacation.
There are many reasons to stay at Temple View when traveling to southern Utah. Some of the best reasons to stay at Temple View are the amazing owners and operators and its incredible amenities. These two aspects of the RV park will make every traveler’s vacation a dream come true. Outside of the RV park, Temple View is surrounded by wonderful cities, towns, and exciting things to do. These things and more make a trip to Temple View magical.

A Bit About Temple View

The McArthur’s Temple View RV Park is owned and operated by Jim and Denise McArthur. In fact, the two established this RV resort over thirty years ago when they converted a large piece of their family land into Temple View. The couple saw a need for a new and inviting RV park in the St. George area, so they got to work and made it happen.
After a year of construction and many incredible additions, Temple View is a gorgeous place for those who love to RV to spend some time in St. George. They have nearly 300 sites for guests to utilize, but the large size of this RV park doesn’t take away from the small-town atmosphere visitors will have when staying here.
All the sites provide basic hookups and other amenities and some sites provide more advanced hookups. Guests can choose to hook up to cable television, as well. The spacious sites provide a patio, ample room for additional vehicles, and paved roads throughout the park for an easy and comfortable ride. These things and more come together to make staying at Temple View RV Park a once in a lifetime experience.

Luxurious Amenities at Temple View

At Temple View, guests get more than a terrific RV site. Within the park, there are many different amenities that guests can utilize. These amenities make a stay at Temple View feel like staying at a luxury resort.

Pool and Jacuzzi

Guests can relax and cool off in a spacious, clean outdoor pool. Next to the pool is a large Jacuzzi for ultimate relaxation. The pool and Jacuzzi are surrounded by a large pool deck enclosed in a privacy fence which is perfect for sun bathing and spending time with family.

Indoor Activities

Making new friends and enjoying some family time is easy with the indoor activities at Temple View. Play a round of pool or enjoy many of their other indoor activities. These are great for a rainy day or just to relax and unwind.

Outdoor Activities

Challenge friends, family, and new acquaintances to a game of shuffle board or horseshoes. These leisurely outdoor activities are sure to provide fun, and a little competition, to every visitor at Temple View.


Rather than loading down suitcases with tons of clothes, guests at Temple View can lighten their clothing load by bringing a smaller amount of clothes and utilizing the on-site laundry. This laundry room has everything guests will need to do their laundry while on vacation.


Guests can wash off the day’s activities in the clean and private bathrooms at Temple View. The showers are spacious and there are many to choose from, so waiting in line or getting hot water should never be a problem.

Indoor Lounge

The indoor lounge at Temple View provides a relaxing spot to watch TV and catch up with other travelers. There are comfortable couches and chairs and a television with cable.

Fitness Center

Staying at Temple View means guests can stay fit while on the road. Though the outdoor activities around the area will provide tons of exercise, guests can get in a few miles on the treadmill or elliptical, lift weights, or ride to their heart’s content on a stationary bike.

Cities Near Temple View RV Park

The great thing about Temple View RV Park is its proximity to buzzing cities and towns in southern Utah. Within a few short hours, guests of Temple View can drive to one of many exciting cities or towns and take in all the adventures they have to offer. Though there are many great places to visit while at Temple View, the following are the most popular cities to explore.

St. George

This city is home to not only Temple View RV Park but many other exciting sites and businesses. Since guests are already in St. George, it is a short drive to the city center where all the action happens.

St. George

This city is home to not only Temple View RV Park but many other exciting sites and businesses. Since guests are already in St. George, it is a short drive to the city center where all the action happens.

Bryce Canyon

The two-hour drive from Temple View to Bryce Canyon is well worth the trip. The drive alone is an adventure since travelers will pass by some of the most scenic views throughout southern Utah.


It is only an hour drive to get to Springdale from Temple View RV Park. The town of Springdale is right next to Zion National Park, so it is the perfect place to go for outdoor adventures.


For premium site seeing and outdoor fun, Kanab is the place to be. With about an hour and a half of scenic driving, guests will be able to get to Kanab from Temple View. Once there, a journey full of beautiful sites will unfold.

Cedar City

This city is full of cultural and family friendly experiences. It is only about an hour drive from Temple View RV Park, so getting to the adventures of Cedar City is very convenient.

Things to Do and Places to Go

When staying at Temple View RV Park, guests will be surrounded by incredible things to do, see, and experience throughout their entire trip. From thrilling outdoor adventures to memorable cultural experiences, staying at Temple View RV Park opens a world of opportunities.

Bryce Canyon National Park

While not the largest park in Utah, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular ones. The gorgeous landscape, numerous trails, and exciting experiences of Bryce Canyon make it one of the best places to visit when staying at Temple View RV Park. Though the drive is a little over two hours, the things to do once there are nearly limitless.

Zion National Park

One of the most visited national parks in the United States, Zion National Park is a can’t miss adventure when staying at Temple View. The short drive, less than an hour, makes Zion the perfect place to spend the day. Guests can get there quickly, enjoy the many sites and adventures in the park, and then head back to the comfort of their RV.

Zion Factory Stores

Once guests have filled up on their outdoor adventure, a trip to the shops is a great way to spend an afternoon. The Zion Factory Stores feature over thirty different name brand shops with incredible discounts. A day spent shopping at Zion Factory Stores will be an enjoyable one.

Fiesta Fun

This exciting business is just minutes away from Temple View and provides families with an afternoon or evening of unforgettable entertainment. Fiesta Fun has fun activities like miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, arcade games, and much more. Families staying at Temple View should be sure to schedule a trip to Fiesta Fun during their stay.

Historical Landmarks and Monuments

Since southern Utah has such a deep history, from native Americans to pioneer settlers, there are countless monuments and landmarks to explore. Visitors should be sure to check out one of the many churches, museums, and monuments dedicated to the historical wonders and people of southern Utah.

Stay the Right Way at Temple View

Staying at McArthur’s Temple View RV Park is the best way to ensure an RV vacation to southern Utah goes smoothly and is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. By putting their vacation in the hands of this talented and caring family, which has been in business for over three decades, guests can be sure that their trip will be the experience of a lifetime.

Kanab Zipline


Kanab Zipline

Ziplining is a very popular activity that can be done in many places around the world. Zipline adventures take riders on the journey of a lifetime high above the ground. Ziplines usually begin at a high location, such as a man-made platform or a cliff, and riders are strapped into a harness that connects to the zipline. From staggering heights, they speed down the zipline at up to forty miles per hour. These zipline adventures are a truly unforgettable experience.

In the Kanab area, a zipline tour with Kanab Zipline is the best way to see this gorgeous area. Not only will guests get to see the amazing scenery from a unique vantage point, they will also be treated to a thrilling adventure. Whether ziplining for the adventure, the view, or both, guests will never forget their time with Kanab Zipline.

The Kanab Zipline Course
The course at Kanab Zipline is the largest one in the area. This amazing course consists of four different ziplines that guests will get to enjoy in a two-and-a-half-hour-long trip. The Kanab Zipline course combines ziplining, sightseeing, and off-roading in a fun and exciting way that no other activity near Kanab can compete with.
A 4×4 vehicle will take riders from the Kanab Zipline building to the first platform of the course, also called base camp. This off-road adventure is a wonderful way to begin this exciting and adventurous journey.
The first run of the zipline course is a massive 1,100 feet long. It takes riders over a deep canyon at a high rate of speed. The platform for this zipline run is at an elevation of 5,280 feet. At that height, guests will be able to see for miles as they feel their stomach drop as they prepare to plummet down the run.
The second run of the course is shorter, at four hundred feet, but it has an extra feature that makes it very exciting. This run is a double run, which means riders will get to speed down the run side by side. They will be able to enjoy the views of the desert together and race to the landing platform. No matter who wins the zipline race, this run will be an unforgettable one.
The third run is four hundred feet, as well. This gives riders a quick experience across a beautiful desert valley. Riders will take in the amazing view as they prepare for their final run of the course.
The fourth and final run of the Kanab Zipline course is another double run. This gives riders another chance to experience a ride together and race to the final stop of the course. This 650-foot-long run takes riders over a beautiful mountain ridge and ends very close to the location of the initial starting point. Riders will feel a sense of accomplishment as they unhook their harness for the final time and look back on the amazing trip they just took.

Important Ziplining Information
While a zipline adventure is action packed and full of exciting moments, it is important to remember that ziplining can be dangerous if the rules are not followed throughout the whole trip. Before heading to the course, riders will be informed about the rules for a safe ride and be given information about having a safe, fun, and enjoyable trip. While most of this information will be gone over with the professionals, there are a few things that riders will want to know before booking their trip.
The age limit of zipline rides is a minimum of eight years old. Children under the age of eight at the time of the ziplining adventure will not be permitted to participate in any part of the ride.
The weight limit for riders is between 70 and 270 pounds. Those who do not fall between this weight range will not be allowed on the course for their own safety.
All riders are required to wear fully enclosed and sturdy footwear. Anyone wearing sandals, clogs, or flip flops will not be permitted on any part of the course.

Enjoy High Flying Fun
Traveling to new areas often leaves people feeling like they would like to get the most out of their experiences. A zipline tour with Kanab Zipline is a guaranteed way for visitors to experience something new, create lasting memories, and challenge themselves to get outside their comfort zone. Visitors will find themselves coming back to the Kanab area year after year to experience Kanab Zipline again. No visit to the Kanab area is complete without a ride along the incredible zipline course at Kanab Zipline.

Pine Lake Recreational Area

Camping, hiking, boating, fishing and fun! Pine Lake Recreational Area is a great place to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery around you. Surrounded by a good mixture of Ponderosa Pines and Spruce that are reflected of the crystal blue lake as you sit in your camp chair on the bank and sip some coffee waiting for your next catch. Sounds like a dream right? Well it can be reality and its located only a short 28 minutes from Bryce Canyon!

Pine Lake, Utah
Photo Credit: Ben on flickr

A Journey On Top Of A Break – Cedar Breaks

If you’re living in Southern Utah and are looking for a semi-short, scenic and fun drive or hike to take.  I highly suggest taking a trip up Cedar Mountain, where you will also find Cedar Breaks National Monument.

I was lucky enough to take a quick trip up the mountain and capture some pretty amazing sights. Enjoying this wonderful and stunning drive. I currently reside in St. George, and had to travel to Cedar for a business meeting. While there I figured I would capture a few shots of Cedar Breaks and Cedar Mountain. Now I have been on Cedar Mountain a few times before at different times of the year (fall being especially gorgeous). Although I’d never been to see Cedar Breaks!

This whole experience was one for the books really. The drive and taking a few short hikes to capture some photos of this sweet mini Bryce was something I have been wanting to do for quite some time!

Entering the canyon from Cedar was beautiful! With the changed fall colors on the aspen trees lining the two lane scenic highway 14, slowly but surely in the distance I would capture glimpses of red rock formations. Soon the canyon walls closed in on the road. Looking around me I was captivated by the pine trees intermixing with the pale aspen trees.

Climbing higher and higher I had to be careful to not wreck as I was so struck by how beautiful my surroundings were. Unfortunately I had missed the peak of the fall colors, but none the less, it was still absolutely gorgeous up there.

At one point, I came around a bend and there was a scenic pull off. WOW was I happy to stop. What a sight (Photo below). This only heightened my excitement to get up to Cedar Breaks and witness it finally!


A little beyond this point on the right you will find yet another stunning overlook where you can actually see a glimpse of Zion National Park. Here is something I suggest if you take this drive, bring binoculars! Especially for this overlook.

zion national park view with binnocs

zion national park view

I was slightly disappointed as I drove on beyond this point, only because I missed all the fall colors, however, that did not change the fact that this drive only gets better and better.

Even the meadows during the season of death are still alive with beauty in some strange way. I think seeing them, though brown now, set against the ponderosa pines as their background gave me that warm cozy feeling you get when you realize “this is autumn, and I just want a pumpkin spice latte with this scene”.

I kept driving a while, and finally hit one of the spots I had been really looking forward to! The over look to Navajo Lake. My goodness, people are not joking when they talk about how stunning that lake is. Even low, and the fall trees long gone it still is quite a sight. So blue and crisp. Absolutely beautiful!

Navajo Lake

From this point I made my way to Cedar Breaks, finally. I was so beyond excited to get to the overlooks and see what all the fuss was about. I pulled up, and there were several short and simple hiking options for different angled viewpoints. There I decided to first check out Spectra Point. This is where I fell in love with what I was seeing. I had a full panoramic view of stunning red rock formations on either side of me that shifted down into a forrest of pines in the middle. Absolutely stunning. Here I found the most adorable girl visiting from Chicago. I asked her if I could photograph her looking over the scene before us, and she was very obliged. (her attire fit the ambiance perfectly!).

The hike up to this viewpoint was less than a mile and was very easy and maintained well. Be careful once to the viewpoint as there are now guards to keep you from falling.

Cedar Breaks View with Girl

From this point I walked around to the next view point, Point Supreme, which in my opinion was a little too guarded and made taking photos a little more challenging, never the less, it was such a beautiful scene! Here was where I really could see why they called it a “mini Bryce Canyon.” From here you can see into the Cedar Breaks naturally made amphitheater and stunning red rock Hoodoos.

Cedar Breaks View

All in all, I would say that this was by far one of the most enjoyable scenic drives that I have been on in a minute. I have been to Zion many times. Having traveled around and all over, and would have to say that this is one of my favorites.

Cedar Mountain Colors – Near Bryce

Cedar Mountain is flourishing with Autumn colors! If you are looking for the perfect fall drive to capture some of those amazing colors, we highly advise you to check out Cedar Mountain. Absolutely gorgeous!

Photo Credit: Clay Hunter

Kodachrome Basin Sunset

Located a short distance rom Bryce Canyon is Kodachrome Basin State Park, also known to be one of the most photogenic parks in Utah, hence the name Kodachrome after the color film in 1948. There are 67 stone spires known as sedimentary pipes, and the scenery is unbelievable. The spires show off layers that reveal 180 million years of geological time.

Kodachrome Sunset
Photo Credit: Bill Church

Fall For Autumn Colors – Boulder Mountain

I know you have all heard us say it before, but its finally here! Autumn is finally here and the colors are amazing! If you’re looking to get out and capture those colors, head up to Boulder Mountain!

Radiant Aspen on Boulder Mountain
Photo Credit: tgiacb717 on flickr

Bryce Canyon Ghost Town – The History

Bryce Canyon is a popular tourist destination and when you search for activities and places to visit, you will never run out of options to try. When you look for information online, for sure you will encounter the ghost town near Bryce which makes you wonder as to whether there is really a ghost town near such a beautiful place. But actually there is.

It is the Widtsoe town located in Utah and was first occupied in the early 19th century by Jedediah Adair. The first settler was known to be a successful farmer and eventually many people came to live in the area. The said town was initially known as Adairville. But it was renamed several times using the name of famous local leaders like for instance John R. Winder and John Houston. Eventually, it became Widtsoe from the name of the University of Utah president John Widtsoe. The town was named Widtsoe in 1917.

widtsoe ghost town 1
Photo Credit: qi lin on flickr

Come 1912, the town already had 2 hotels, post office, sawmills, 4 stores, a church and even a confectionery plant. Three years after, using water pipes, the locals were able to source out water from a spring. The US Forest Service was relocated to Widstoe. In 1919, there were about 1,100 people occupying the area.

But one year later, a famine occurred. The drought started to drive the farmers away. The Federal Resettlement Administration bought land from the landowners in 1936 and tore down the buildings. Two years after, the remaining residents left the town. Hence, it’s now called a ghost town.

That is why when you go to Widstoe, there are only a few homes, a church, school and cemetery. These are all that you can find in the used to be prospering town in the early 19th century.

Do you want to visit the ghost town? Widstoe is located in John’s Valley. It is about 16 mi. northeast of the Bryce Canyon National Park. The town is located near the East Fork of the Sevier River on Highway 22.

Please be reminded that visitors shouldn’t remove relics or debris when going to the town site.

Cycling Red Canyon Tunnel Bike Trail

Red Canyon also commonly referred to as “Little Bryce” offers one of the most exhilarating and fun cycling courses for visitors. It is a 5.5 mile bike trail that starts at the Thunder Mountain Trailhead and continues on to the Coyote Hollow Parking area. It travels the entire length of Red Canyon, and we are certain it is a ride the whole family can enjoy. My co-worker just visited Bryce a few weeks back and rode the trail and her exact words were “It was the most amazing 5 mile stretch down of my life”.

The start of the ride takes you from the parking lot at Thunder Mountain and quickly takes you down into the canyon where you will be surrounded by the famous Ponderosa Pines. This according to my co-worker is what made the ride so epic. “As you’re riding through the canyon and the Ponderosa’s surround you, there is a wonderful hinted smell of pine, it really just hit the spot and made the ride all the more enjoyable”. As you continue on through the ride you can see the Red Canyon Tunnels that the cars pass under as you ride by.


“You really want to get there at the right time during the spring when the flowers are at full bloom. There really isn’t anything quite like it”. According to Brittney, this is by far one of the most enjoyable trails to ride, and certainly something that every cyclist that visits Bryce should try.

100 Years of NPS – Fee Free Weekend!

I don’t know about you guys, but this is a pretty exciting day, and even more exciting weekend ahead! Today marks the NPS’s (National Parks Service’s) 100 YEAR BIRTHDAY! What an amazing job they have done in protecting the places we all love most.

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A Little History Lesson

On August 25th 1916 President Woodrow signed The Act of March 1, 1872 which created the National Parks Service. This act started with Yellowstone National Park when congress established it as a “public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” and placed it “under exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior.” This movement sparked one of the most important environmental movements to date. The national park movement began and today more than 100 NATIONS contain 1,200 national parks or alike preserved areas. Once the National Parks Service was established on this very day 100 years ago, the department was made responsible for protecting and preserving 35 national parks and monuments.

Why Do We Need NPS?

I mean… In my opinion people can be pretty careless, especially when it comes to our land and environment. The NPS helps to preserve some of the most stunning, fragile, sometimes dangerous and amazing places in the world! Without them there could be a potential chance of these parks getting destroyed by carelessness. Littering, fires, development and more are all being avoided by having the National Parks Service there to keep these lovely places preserved for our enjoyment. They help keep the parks clean and the people safe.

So in honor of the National Parks Service’s 100th Birthday, starting today August 25th – August 28th at all the National Parks there will be a FEE FREE ENTRANCE. So get out there and enjoy this beautiful land!

“The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and we want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in ’16, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone.”https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm