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CHANGES ON THE WAY FOR ZION: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020

CHANGES ON THE WAY FOR ZION: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020

CHANGES ON THE WAY FOR ZION: WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020Changes are on the way as America’s fourth most-visited national park enters its 101st year in action in 2020. The Zion Forever Project is Zion National Park’s official nonprofit partner. The Project has a whopping 36...

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WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NATIONAL PARK VACATION

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NATIONAL PARK VACATION

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NATIONAL PARK VACATIONMore than half of all Americans don’t use all of their vacation time each year. Another quarter doesn’t use any at all.  With the average American taking just 17 days of vacation each year, that’s not a...

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5 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT HIKING BOOTS

5 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT HIKING BOOTS

5 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT HIKING BOOTSInstagram might have you believe that cute outfits and trendy boots are all you need to enjoy a picturesque hike. But if you want to do any serious hiking, while also staying safe and comfortable, you need more than just a...

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4 THINGS TO DO TO BEAT THE CROWDS IN ZION

4 THINGS TO DO TO BEAT THE CROWDS IN ZION

4 THINGS TO DO TO BEAT THE CROWDS IN ZIONIf you want a break from the crowds of Zion but still want to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Southern Utah, head for one of the many state parks. Not only do each of these parks feature some stunning scenery, but many also have...

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ZION NATIONAL PARK’S MOST POPULAR HIKING TRAILS

ZION NATIONAL PARK’S MOST POPULAR HIKING TRAILS

ZION NATIONAL PARK’S MOST POPULAR HIKING TRAILSFrom strenuous treks to meandering nature walks, there is a trail (or two or three or more) for everyone in Zion National Park. While there are plenty of options for those looking to get off the beaten path and away from...

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WHY A NATIONAL PARK ANNUAL PASS IS THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT

WHY A NATIONAL PARK ANNUAL PASS IS THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT

WHY A NATIONAL PARK ANNUAL PASS IS THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFTThe holidays will be here before you know it. This means that if you haven’t already, it’s time to start compiling your Christmas shopping list. While there’s no shortage of great gifts out there this season...

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THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER DO IN A NATIONAL PARK

THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER DO IN A NATIONAL PARK

THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER, EVER DO IN A NATIONAL PARKMillions of visitors enter Zion National Park every year. And while most are good patrons, doing their part to care for this incredible natural resource, the same can’t be said for all of them. From littering to...

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5 WAYS TO ENJOY SOUTHERN UTAH THIS WINTER

5 WAYS TO ENJOY SOUTHERN UTAH THIS WINTER

5 WAYS TO ENJOY SOUTHERN UTAH THIS WINTERWith the colors of Fall fading rapidly and the holidays approaching fast, winter has almost arrived in Southern Utah. And while this season brings fewer crowds to the area than any other time of year, that doesn’t mean that it...

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THE WINTER HIKING GEAR YOU NEED TO STAY SAFE

THE WINTER HIKING GEAR YOU NEED TO STAY SAFE

THE WINTER HIKING GEAR YOU NEED TO STAY SAFEWinter storms have already dropped inches of snow on Zion National Park, leading to road and trail closures and periodic, treacherous conditions in the park. These conditions certainly shouldn’t keep you from enjoying this...

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7 HIGH-PROTEIN SNACKS TO PACK ON YOUR NEXT HIKE

7 HIGH-PROTEIN SNACKS TO PACK ON YOUR NEXT HIKE

7 HIGH-PROTEIN SNACKS TO PACK ON YOUR NEXT HIKEThe heat of summer has long since faded. But while it may seem like a winter hike would be far easier than one in the sweltering sun, it can actually be more draining than hiking any other time of year. There are a...

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IS IT SAFE TO HIKE TO ANGELS LANDING?

IS IT SAFE TO HIKE TO ANGELS LANDING?

IS IT SAFE TO HIKE TO ANGELS LANDINGOf the more than 4 million people that visit Zion National Park each year, there’s no way to determine exactly how many choose to attempt the hike to the summit of Angels Landing. But if the lines that form at the trailhead during...

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIKING THE NARROWS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIKING THE NARROWS

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIKING THE NARROWSVisitors driving or riding the shuttle through Zion Canyon can only get so far before the road runs out. From there, you can take the Riverside Walk a bit deeper into the canyon, before that too comes to an abrupt halt....

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What You Need to Know About Hiking The Narrows

What You Need to Know About Hiking The Narrows

Visitors driving or riding the shuttle through Zion Canyon can only get so far before the road runs out. From there, you can take the Riverside Walk a bit deeper into the canyon, before that too comes to an abrupt halt. Here, Zion Canyon begins to narrow. The river...

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Is It Safe to Hike to Angels Landing?

Is It Safe to Hike to Angels Landing?

Of the more than 4 million people that visit Zion National Park each year, there’s no way to determine exactly how many choose to attempt the hike to the summit of Angels Landing. But if the lines that form at the trailhead during holiday weekends or the crowded...

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7 High-Protein Snacks to Pack on Your Next Hike

7 High-Protein Snacks to Pack on Your Next Hike

The heat of summer has long since faded. But while it may seem like a winter hike would be far easier than one in the sweltering sun, it can actually be more draining than hiking any other time of year. There are a variety of reasons why hiking in the winter is more...

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The Winter Hiking Gear You Need to Stay Safe

The Winter Hiking Gear You Need to Stay Safe

Winter storms have already dropped inches of snow on Zion National Park, leading to road and trail closures and periodic, treacherous conditions in the park. These conditions certainly shouldn’t keep you from enjoying this wonderful season in Zion. But they do require...

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5 Ways to Enjoy Southern Utah This Winter

5 Ways to Enjoy Southern Utah This Winter

With the colors of Fall fading rapidly and the holidays approaching fast, winter has almost arrived in Southern Utah. And while this season brings fewer crowds to the area than any other time of year, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a good time for a visit. In fact,...

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Things You Should Never, Ever Do in a National Park

Things You Should Never, Ever Do in a National Park

Millions of visitors enter Zion National Park every year. And while most are good patrons, doing their part to care for this incredible natural resource, the same can’t be said for all of them. From littering to graffiti on rocks to leaving the trails to make their...

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Why a National Park Annual Pass is the Perfect Holiday Gift

Why a National Park Annual Pass is the Perfect Holiday Gift

The holidays will be here before you know it. This means that if you haven’t already, it’s time to start compiling your Christmas shopping list. While there’s no shortage of great gifts out there this season to choose from, don’t just reach for the nearest catalog or...

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Zion National Park’s Most Popular Hiking Trails

Zion National Park’s Most Popular Hiking Trails

From strenuous treks to meandering nature walks, there is a trail (or two or three or more) for everyone in Zion National Park. While there are plenty of options for those looking to get off the beaten path and away from the crowds, the park’s most popular trails...

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4 Things to Do to Beat the Crowds in Zion

4 Things to Do to Beat the Crowds in Zion

Even during the busiest part of the summer, Zion National Park is always worth the visit. But while braving the crowds for a few days of hiking and sightseeing might be fine, you may find yourself looking for ways to get a little breathing room partway through your...

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5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Hiking Boots

5 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Hiking Boots

Instagram might have you believe that cute outfits and trendy boots are all you need to enjoy a picturesque hike. But if you want to do any serious hiking, while also staying safe and comfortable, you need more than just a cute pair of boots. The right pair of hiking...

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What You Can Do to Make the Most of Your National Park Vacation

What You Can Do to Make the Most of Your National Park Vacation

More than half of all Americans don’t use all of their vacation time each year. Another quarter doesn’t use any at all.  With the average American taking just 17 days of vacation each year, that’s not a lot of time for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Which means...

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Changes on the Way for Zion: What to Expect in 2020

Changes on the Way for Zion: What to Expect in 2020

Changes are on the way as America’s fourth most-visited national park enters its 101st year in action in 2020. The Zion Forever Project is Zion National Park’s official nonprofit partner. The Project has a whopping 36 projects planned for the park in the coming year....

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Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit Zion National Park

Why Fall is the Best Time to Visit Zion National Park

Crowds are thinning, temperatures are cooling, and the leaves are beginning to change; Fall has arrived in Zion National Park. Summer may be the most popular time to visit the park, or any national park for that matter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the...

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How to Plan the Perfect Company Retreat in Zion National Park

How to Plan the Perfect Company Retreat in Zion National Park

If you’ve ever planned and hosted a company retreat, you already know the many benefits one can have for your employees and team morale. It’s not only a chance to get out of the office and relax but also an opportunity to learn about each employee’s individual...

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First Aid Essentials Every Hiker Needs

First Aid Essentials Every Hiker Needs

Whether you’re taking on the climb to Angels Landing or going for a stroll or bike ride on Pa’rus Trail, accidents happen. Knees get scraped, palms get skinned, and bug bites, blisters, and bumps will put a damper on your day. To stop the pain and prevent an even...

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What to Pack for Your Zion Adventure

What to Pack for Your Zion Adventure

Zion National Park is the ultimate destination for nature lovers of all ages and abilities. From hiking to sightseeing and everything in between, there’s something everyone will enjoy. But if you want to enjoy the park safely and comfortably, there’s a few things...

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4 of the Best Zion Trails that Most Visitors Never See

4 of the Best Zion Trails that Most Visitors Never See

Every year, more than 4.5 million visitors make their way through the gates of Zion National Park. That count is high enough to make the property the third most visited national park in the nation, only falling behind Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee...

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Endangered Species Making a Comeback in Zion National Park

Endangered Species Making a Comeback in Zion National Park

This week, officials with the National Park Service confirmed what they had been suspecting for several weeks; a pair of California Condors that had nested in the park had finally hatched an egg. The news is exciting for the species. They not only came close to total...

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Staying Hydrated in Soaring Summer Temps

Staying Hydrated in Soaring Summer Temps

With temperatures regularly topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the month of July, the high 80s and low 90s predicted for this weekend in Zion National Park will be warm but manageable. But even if the air temperature won’t hit triple digits this weekend, direct...

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Tips for Navigating Zion National Park on High Attendance Days

Tips for Navigating Zion National Park on High Attendance Days

There’s truly never a bad time to visit Zion National Park. From the beautiful spring blooms and warm summer days to seeing the park’s famous landmarks coated in snow or the trees at the higher altitudes changing color in the fall, the park offers incredible views all...

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Best Things to Do With Kids in and Around Zion National Park

Best Things to Do With Kids in and Around Zion National Park

Zion National Park is the perfect destination for visitors young and old. But that doesn’t mean that every activity is kid-friendly. Before you plan to hit some of the park’s most popular trails like Angel’s Landing or The Narrows, think twice. Not only are many of...

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Beginner’s Hiking Tips Everyone Should Know

Beginner’s Hiking Tips Everyone Should Know

Hiking is a great way to experience the sides of Zion National Park and other natural wonders that many casual day visitors don’t get to see from inside their cars or stopped at overlooks. But while there are hikes for every skill level, if you’re serious about taking...

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5 Things to do Besides Hiking in Zion National Park

5 Things to do Besides Hiking in Zion National Park

There’s no arguing that hiking is one of Zion National Park’s main, if not the main, activity. People come from across the country and around the world to hike to Angel’s Landing and Observation Point to take in the views. Recent lines to hike to both over Memorial...

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7 Tips for a Successful Summer Visit to Zion National Park

7 Tips for a Successful Summer Visit to Zion National Park

Each January, over 90,000 people visit Zion National Park. While that may seem like a lot, it’s less than a quarter the number that descend on the park just a few months later. Starting in April, monthly visitor counts climb to more than 500,000. In July, the busiest...

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Wild Encounters: What Kinds of Critters Call Zion Home

Wild Encounters: What Kinds of Critters Call Zion Home

While you’re guaranteed to enjoy stunning views and beautiful scenery every time you visit Zion, encounters with wildlife are a bit more rare. Zion National Park is home to nearly 80 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, and 37 species of reptiles. Every single...

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5 Utah State Parks Within an Hour’s Drive of Springdale

5 Utah State Parks Within an Hour’s Drive of Springdale

Zion National Park receives more than 4 million visitors a year. The park has plenty of space to accommodate those numbers. But during the summer, crowds do form on the park’s most popular trails and at overlooks. You shouldn’t let the threat of crowds deter you from...

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An Adventure Guide to the Zion Canyon Corridor

An Adventure Guide to the Zion Canyon Corridor

The Zion Corridor—also known as the Zion Scenic Byway—consists of Utah Highway 9 for 65 miles from St. George to Mount Carmel Junction before ending at US 89 between Bryce Canyon National Park and Kanab. The scenic highway wheels through five western towns, including...

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Where to Eat, Stay, and Play on the Edge of Zion

Where to Eat, Stay, and Play on the Edge of Zion

Springdale, Utah, first settled by pioneers in 1862, prides itself as being a gateway to the natural wonders of Zion National Park, the third most visited national park in the United States. The friendly town with a year-round population of 550 welcomes most of Zion’s...

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9 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park in Your Lifetime

9 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park in Your Lifetime

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...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoneering

A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoneering

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....

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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...

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Gift Certificates

The Gift of Travel So it is that time of year again and you really want to get that special someone more than just a typical gift. Well, guess what, we have a perfect idea! The gift of a getaway to Springdale and Zion National Park is a great idea and our Cliffrose...

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2017 Free Entrance Days

2017 Free Entrance Days

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks The National Park Service just turned 100 years old! Celebrate the start of our second century by visiting a park in 2017. During ten days of the year, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free...

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December Highlights

December Highlights

December Highlights for Springdale & Zion National Park While many people still think that because we are located in Utah the winter months in Springdale and Zion Canyon are filled with bitterly cold weather and snow. Here is the real perspective, if you do get to...

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October Featured Hike

October Featured Hike

The Chinle Trail While there are many hiking possibilities in the "desert section" of Zion National Park, the Chinle Trail is the one official trail of the area. Starting at a small parking area in the "Anasazi Plateau" residential development, the trail heads...

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September Featured Hike

September Featured Hike

PA'RUS TRAIL Here is another great trail recommendation from Joe's Guide to Zion National Park and this one happens to be just walking distance up the Virgin River from the Cliffrose. With summer still in full swing, this great trail is suited for just about anyone...

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August Featured Hike

August Featured Hike

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...

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July Featured Hike

July Featured Hike

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...

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June Featured Hike

June Featured Hike

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...

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May Featured Hike

May Featured Hike

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,...

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Riverside Pool & Hot Tub Now Open

Riverside Pool & Hot Tub Now Open

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...

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Riverside Conference Room

Riverside Conference Room

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!

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April Featured Hike

April Featured Hike

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...

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March Featured Hike

March Featured Hike

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,...

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2015 Certificate of Excellence

2015 Certificate of Excellence

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...

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2015 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

2015 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

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...

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Winter 2014 Park Map & Guide

Winter 2014 Park Map & Guide

Click on the link below to download the current Winter 2014 park map and guide to help you find all of the up to date information on Zion National Park including operating hours, shuttle information, trail guide, and so much more. Summer 2014 Zion National Park Map...

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season from all of us here at the Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens at Zion National Park! Springdale is in the midst of our annual winter Joy Festival with weekend events throughout December. Make sure to come and...

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Free Entrance Fees 11/9-11/11

Free Entrance Fees 11/9-11/11

Entrance Fees to be waived at all National Parks including Zion National Park for Veterans Day Weekend, November 9th to 11th. For more information, you can visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/military-honor.htm

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Fall 2013 Park Map & Guide

Fall 2013 Park Map & Guide

Zion National Park has released the 2013 fall park map and guide newspaper.  We have it available for you to download by clicking on the link below. 2013 Spring Park Map & Guide

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Spring events are just around the corner . . .

  With winter impacting most of us right now it's time to start planning for upcoming spring getaways and events that are right around the corner. March 16th - Annual Zion Canyon St. Patty's Day Celebration with parade, green jello contest, live music, and more!...

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2012 Zion Joy Winter Festival

Winter is right around the corner which means ski season for many Utah destinations but here in Springdale and Zion Canyon, it is truly one of the best times of year to come and visit! Average daytime temperatures December through February are in the mid to upper 50's...

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Activities and Events 9/25-9/30

4th Annual Zion Canyon Music Festival September 28-29 This has become such a fun and amazing annual event in Zion Canyon.  The festivities kick off on Friday at 3 pm with not only music but great food, drinks, kid's activities, arts and craft booths, and more!  And...

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Facebook Hydration Pack Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone for the great feedback and sharing and congratulations to our three winners! Kassi Hatch Julie Moore Steve Kania Please email colin@cliffroselodge.com with your contact information for shipping and your color preference of either red or black and...

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Facebook Photo Contest Winner

Thanks so much to everyone that submitted all the great photos and voted for their favorites! That was so much fun that we will be putting another contest together very soon so stay tuned. . . . Congratulations to Matt Huff!!

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Springdale Bike Trail

Springdale Bike Trail

Last Saturday 250 volunteers from Toquerville, La Verkin, Virgin, Rockville and Springdale constructed 1.6 miles of natural surface single track trail on the town’s property near the cemetery. The trail is now open and ready to be enjoyed. The trailhead is at the...

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Gardens in early summer bloom

It is officially the first day of summer and yes it is quite warm.  That being said the gardens continue to bloom with amazing colors!  You have to come and see for yourself.

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