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One Day In Zion National Park

One Day In Zion National Park

Described as “an oasis amidst the desert,” Zion has amazing vermilion cliffs and incredibly green lush valleys. With world famous hiking, there are so many rewarding experiences to undertake. Zion is located conveniently next to the Utah town of Springdale and the shuttle goes to town making it easy to enjoy the amazing local services. Consider visiting in spring or fall as summer can be very hot.

The Narrows (Bottom Up)
We stopped by Zion Outfitter for equipment rentals. The hike is a 3-10 miles round trip taking 4-8 hours. No permit required, be prepared to get wet.

Watchman Campground
Located very close to the south entrance with electrical hookups available year-round. Very close to the shuttle stop for access to the park during peak months and weekends.

Zion National Park Scenic Drive
Gorgeous 54 miles route taking about 1.5 hours Please note it is closed to private vehicles while the shuttle is running.

Angels Landing
Best done first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat. During peak season, get on the first shuttle. Hike at your own risk. There are many other wonderful less challenging hikes in Zion.

The Spotted Dog Cafe
Cozy dining rooms with a handcrafted menu featuring local and sustainable produce.

Cafe Soleil
Amazing place to stop after hiking for snacks or a quick breakfast. Includes delicious vegan and vegetarian options as well.

Deep Creek Coffee Co.
Located in Springdale on your way into our out of the park. Run by a couple with a passion for outdoor adventure (and of course coffee), they partner with local, small-batch roasters.

Please confirm with the NPS for any changes or closures before scheduling your trip.