Welcome to Springdale in Zion Canyon
up and back, here and there.
up and back, here and there.
When you enter Zion National Park you will experience a feeling that won’t quite fit inside your camera. Your eyes will search to take it all in; your voice will falter as you try to express the emotion. The only place you’ll truly comprehend it is in your heart. Zion will change you, from the inside out. The colors will astound you. The perspective will humble you. The immensity will leave you in awe.
Springdale – Zion National Park is home to some incredible restaurants! Check out our full dining guide below for some of your options.
Check out the Top 4 Hikes and Trails in Zion National Park.
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The trail to Angels Landing is 2.4 miles long. It begins at the Grotto drop off point on the park’s shuttle system. After a series of steep switchbacks, the trail goes through the area between Angels Landing and the Zion Canyon. The next section – Walter’s Wiggles, a series of 21 steep switchbacks, is the final paved section before the real work begins. “Scout Lookout” is generally the turnaround point for those who are unwilling to make the final summit push to the top of Angels Landing. The last half-mile of the trail is strenuous and has sharp drop offs and narrow paths on both sides. Chains to grip are provided for portions of the last half-mile to the top at 5,790 feet.
Zion National Park, located near St. George and Springdale Utah, is 30 miles in length and 15 miles across at its widest point, totaling 148,000 acres. Elevations range from 4,000 to 8,700 feet yet there are plenty of ways to access and enjoy the park.
It may seem like #1 accolades are common-place in Zion National Park, but the world is really just starting to learn about the vast scenic treasures of this region.
Hiking is probably the most popular of activities in Zion. The more active hiker will love trails such as Angels Landing (5-mi. round-trip), the Watchman (2.7-mi. Round-trip) and Observation Point (8-mi. round-trip). Bikes can be rented locally in Springdale and visitors can ride the Pa’rus trail within the park. This may be one of the best ways to see the main canyon of Zion National Park in a relatively short time. Take all the time you want and bring your camera, water and some snacks in your day-pack. Climbing, canyoneering, and photography are also activities in the area. Don’t miss out on the Zion Canyon Theatre for relaxing and watching movies in the evening.
The drastic elevation difference in Zion National Park provides many types of habitat including grassland, desert, wetland, riparian, and forest. These habitats support many species of plants and animals. There are 67 species of mammals found in Zion National Park, 13 species of snakes, 291 species of birds, 4 fish species native to the area, and 900 species of plants.
Don’t forget local museums and galleries! See masterpieces at The LaFave Gallery & Worthington Gallery. Get information about Zion Parks history at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, the Kolob Canyon History Center, and the Zion Human History Museum.
The shuttle system in Zion is one of the great perks to our national park! If you would like to get more infomation on how the shuttle system works visit this link to the Zion National Park website.