Observation Point The hike from the Weeping Rock Trailhead to Observation Point is a Zion classic and the viewpoint at the end of the trail is an iconic image of Zion National Park. The Observation Point Trail is a strenuous 8-mile (round trip) hike that could take between 4 to 6 hours and involves a lot of unrelenting uphill on Continue Reading →
The West Rim Trail The West Rim is one of the classic backcountry trails in Zion: a 16-mile long trail along the upper west plateau that connects Lava Point (the highest point in Zion) with the main canyon. Most visitors to Zion are familiar with the lower section of the West Rim Trail that leads to Angels Landing, but those Continue Reading →
The Narrows The North Fork of the Virgin River (aka “The Zion Narrows”) is probably one of the most legendary canyons to hike in all of Zion National Park. The Zion Narrows is the section of the Virgin River just upstream from the Temple of Sinawava (the end of the road up the main canyon). Here, the majestic walls of Continue Reading →
The Watchman Trail The Watchman Trail is a short trail (3-miles round trip) that starts by the Visitor Center and leads to a viewpoint on top of the first layer of cliffs roughly 300 feet above. This trail doesn’t actually take you to the top of the Watchman Mountain, but from the viewpoint you can get a good view of Continue Reading →
We are pleased to let you know that our great new Riverside Pool and Hot Tub are now open for your enjoyment! Situated literally just steps away from the Virgin River and featuring gorgeous unobstructed views of the surrounding peaks this is just another great spot to relax and enjoy the surroundings on your upcoming visit to the Cliffrose and Continue Reading →
Looking for a great spot to host an upcoming meeting, seminar, or corporate retreat? Our Riverside Conference Room seats up to 50 guests and features multiple configuration options. Contact our reservations department today for more information!
Emerald Pools Located in the heart of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and accessed via the Zion National Park Shuttle this is a wonderful hiking option for all ability levels. Below is a brief overview from Joe Braun and additionally we have provided links to more in depth information on Joe’s website. Emerald Pools is a Zion classic: an oasis Continue Reading →
THE SAND BENCH TRAIL One of the Main Canyon’s less talked about trails, the Sand Bench Trail really is a great hike during the spring and fall when the temperatures are cooler than the warmer summer months. This is also a great option for Spring Break trips for kids, teens, and adults. The Sand Bench Loop starts at the Court Continue Reading →
Great news, we just received our 2015 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for our 5th year in a row. We truly appreciate all of our wonderful guest feedback and we will continue to strive towards providing the highest levels of service and amenities on your upcoming stays with us here at the Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens.
Great news for the New Year! The National Park Service just released the 2015 free entrance days into all National Parks and Recreation Areas including Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks of Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. For more information go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 14-16 – Presidents Day weekend April 18-19 Continue Reading →