7 Unique and Exhilarating Ways to Experience the Red Rock Desert around Zion National Park

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Zion National Park is an awe-inspiring wonderland for hikers, climbers, and sightseers. But it’s not the only place for incredible adventures in the area. Take your pick of exciting and exhilarating activities in the region, from taking a flight over the canyons, mesas, and mountains of Zion to exploring the area with a backcountry safari to riding ATVs. Whether you’re Continue Reading →


A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoneering

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Zion National Park is known as one of the world’s premier places for canyoneering (the art of descending canyons of various widths and depths). These adventures range from easy hikes down rocky gorges to scrambling through slender, sinuous crevices filled with water. Most of Zion’s canyons offer technical expeditions that require various outdoor skills—including rock climbing, rappelling, swimming, wading, and Continue Reading →

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How to Have a Long Weekend Getaway to Remember In and Around Zion National Park

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It’s no secret that Zion National Park is home to a magical landscape. Named as a place of refuge and serenity, Zion features deep canyons dissected by rushing water and lorded over by sandstone peaks. The park is the perfect destination for a long weekend with its picture-perfect scenery. You’ll find a rainbow of colors, brilliant sunsets, panoramic views, and Continue Reading →


The Creature Comforts of Springdale (and Why It’s an Ideal Place to Recover from Your Zion Adventure)

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Zion National Park and the rugged wilderness surrounding Springdale, Utah, is a giant red rock playground filled with magnificent scenery and grand outdoor adventures. It’s a place to play hard all day: hiking sandy trails, squeezing through slot canyons, rappelling off sandstone cliffs, and making your friends at home jealous of your Instagram feed. At the end of an exhausting Continue Reading →

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9 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park in Your Lifetime

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In a state filled with dramatic scenery that stretches to the horizon and seemingly endless bucket list adventures, Zion National Park is the crown jewel of Utah’s five iconic national parks. Zion’s landscape is filled with rainbow-colored rock layers chiseled into sharp peaks, high mesas, and deep, twisting canyons. It’s a place so hauntingly beautiful that you will never forget Continue Reading →

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Why Visiting Zion National Park In the Off Season Is a Great Idea

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The busy season at Zion National Park, one of Utah’s iconic "Mighty 5" national parks, is full of visitors. Mostly from March through October, more than 4.5 million tourists made the trek to Zion in 2017 alone and the park anticipates continued growth. Over the past decade, there’s been a 70 percent jump in annual visitation, leading the Park Service Continue Reading →


The Story of Springdale: One of the Most Hospitable Towns in America

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Springdale, Utah, sits at the mouth of Zion Canyon, sandwiched between The Watchman, a pointed stone mountain, and Mount Kinesava on the southern edge of Zion National Park. The small town (with a population of 529) has long been the gateway to Zion and its soaring ramparts sculpted by the twisting Virgin River. While Springdale is surrounded by startling colors Continue Reading →

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Why One Day Isn’t Nearly Enough Time to Experience Zion National Park

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With its soaring red sandstone cliffs, signature buttes, towering monoliths, gravity-defying natural arches, and narrow slot canyons, Zion National Park offers visitors spectacular sights to explore in all directions. Utah’s first national park marks the geographic intersection of the Colorado Plateau, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert regions, which creates a unique environment that’s known for its diversity of Continue Reading →

Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens Spring Highlights | Zion National Park and Springdale, Utah

Spring Highlights | Zion National Park & Springdale

Spring Highlights | Zion National Park & Springdale We realize it is still the middle of winter in many places but cheer up as spring is right around the corner! Springtime in Springdale and Zion National Park is always a great time to visit but it can be a little more unpredictable weather-wise. It’s always a good idea to follow Continue Reading →