The cabin is in Silver Reef. We are hikers, love waterfalls and any scenic view. We are 4 adults and 1 3 year old. We have a hiking back pack for her.
From what I could determine using GoogleMaps, the only Silver Lake in Utah is actually outside of St. George UT. St. George is an hour away from Cedar City. So maybe there is another Silver Lake that doesn't show up on GoogleMaps.
Snow Canyon near St. George is a popular hiking destination. There are probably other local hikes.
Waterfalls aren't common in the southern desert of Utah. But if you want to take the time to drive up highway 12 from Bryce, you could stop at Calf Creek campground and hike to falls there.
Word of caution. As you are planning your day trips, be sure that you allow plenty of time to get back to your accommodation before dark. There's a lot of wildlife and free range cattle all over southwestern Utah, particularly on the more rural roads. They can be on the roads after dark. You don't want an encounter with one of them with your car.
Taylor Creek is a nice hike in the Kolob section of Zion. Might not be as busy as Zion Canyon. You could also check out Cedar Breaks National Monument, which is kind of like a mini-Bryce Canyon. It's at elevation though, and could have snow well before Thanksgiving. Snow Canyon SP in St. George is great. Kanarra Creek has a waterfall to hike to. You could visit the Parawon Gap Petroglyphs. If you like mountain biking, Gooseberry Mesa is one of the best trails on the planet.
Yes, I is in Leeds WininZion. Thanks for all the suggestions. Now I need to find out where these are and when to do them! any restaurant suggestions would be great too, thanks!
Leeds has one restaurant, Papa Gus, you can check the reviews on T/A. We eat there, I've had mixed luck, my wife's food has always been good.
You're about 45 minutes to Springdale/Zion, an easy drive. Kolob Canyon section of Zion is 16 miles up I-15, very close. Bryce is about 2 hours away, several ways to go. The Dixie N.F. is right behind Silver Reef, Yant Flat is supposed to be a great hike, I haven't done it.
Red Cliffs Reserve has several THs not far away, some very good hiking. The "fee area", in Leeds, has a few trails, the one up Quail Creek is really fun!
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