ICE MELT: Hickory Canyons Natural Area in Ste. Genevieve County is an excellent winter destination. This short video was produced by MDC’s Dan Zarlenga after recent winter weather began to melt. Box canyons and sandstone rock ledges produce beautiful ice formations that decorate much of the area. Short 1-mile loop trails on either side of Sprott Road, which bisects the area, convey hikers through this rugged winter wonderland. Owned by the L-A-D Foundation, the 280-acre Hickory Canyons Natural Area is managed by MDC.