Springdale

Travel Guide
Springdale showing modern architecture and a gorge or canyon

Before visiting the incredible natural features in Zion National Park, discover this charming gateway town on its southwestern corner.

Use Springdale as your home base to explore Zion National Park. Find the picturesque town at the park’s southwestern entrance. Springdale has less than a thousand permanent residents, but welcomes millions of visitors annually.

Explore Springdale on foot or by bike. It’s truly a one-street town, with everything clustered along the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway. Browse for hiking gear or book a guide for your visit to Zion National Park. Shop and dine in town. Despite its small size, Springdale has over three dozen restaurants.

Glimpse the iconic red rocks of Zion National Park around the bend. Hop on the complimentary shuttle, which stops in Springdale, and explore the park’s famous sandstone cliffs, emerald pools and tumbling waterfalls.

Discover some of the biggest attractions in Zion National Park just outside Springdale. Visit Watchman Peak around sunset, when it appears to glow as the sun sets behind it. Make a rugged hike through the backcountry around Mount Kinesava. Photograph Bridge Mountain, a unique rock formation that arches out like a graceful bridge.

Splash in the Virgin River. The 162-mile (261-kilometer) river skirts around town and through Zion National Park. Rent an inner tube in town and spend a few lazy hours floating in its current.

Relax in front of the big screen at Zion Canyon. Catch the showing of Zion: Treasure of the Gods, a documentary about the history and splendor of Zion National Park, which is shown daily on the theater’s massive screen. See a play that will entertain the whole family at Springdale Utah Theater, located in the Bumbleberry Inn.

Walk in the footsteps of early settlers in Grafton, a ghost town about 20 minutes west of Springdale. The remarkably preserved picture-perfect town has been featured in several films, such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Whether you stay overnight, stop for a meal or just pass through, don’t miss Springdale. It is known as a gateway to Zion National Park, but it has plenty to see and do in its own right.

Where to stay in Springdale

Zion Canyon Lodge
Zion Canyon Lodge
3 out of 5
990 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT
The price is £192 per night from 29 Sep to 29 Sep
Located in Zion National Park South Entrance, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from DeZion Gallery and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Zion National Park South Entrance. Tanner ...
4.3/5Excellent! (833 reviews)
"Clean and modern"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Zion Canyon Lodge
Majestic View Lodge at Zion National Park
Majestic View Lodge at Zion National Park
3 out of 5
2400 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £235 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Located in Zion National Park South Entrance, this lodge is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Tanner Amphitheater and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Zion National Park South Entrance. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,774 reviews)
"Front desk staff are friendly and very helpful. Parking is plentiful and shuttle stop is right in front of the hotel. Room is clean and nicely decorated. Both interior and exterior of the hotel are beautiful."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Majestic View Lodge at Zion National Park
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park/Springdale
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park/Springdale
3 out of 5
792 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £214 per night from 19 Oct to 19 Oct
Located in Zion National Park South Entrance, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of DeZion Gallery and Zion National Park South Entrance. Zion National Park and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,517 reviews)
"Very clean and convenient."

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park/Springdale
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
LaFave: Luxury Rentals at Zion
LaFave: Luxury Rentals at Zion
3.5 out of 5
1214 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT
The price is £396 per night from 5 Oct to 5 Oct
Located in Zion National Park South Entrance, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Tanner Amphitheater, Zion National Park South Entrance and Zion ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (118 reviews)
"This property was immaculate in every way. The amenities provided from kitchenware to laundry let you enjoy your stay after a long day exploring Zion. Walk to nearby eateries, hop on the local Springdale bus stop, or just sit and enjoy from the patio while using the provided bbq grill. This was a ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2021

LaFave: Luxury Rentals at Zion
Watchman Villas
Watchman Villas
3.5 out of 5
1101 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT
Located in Zion National Park South Entrance, this villa is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Zion National Park South Entrance and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Zion Canyon Visitor ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)
"Beautiful condo in the heart of Springdale. Close to everything!"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Watchman Villas
Springdale Townhome 1
Springdale Townhome 1
975 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT
Located in Zion National Park South Entrance, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from DeZion Gallery and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Zion National Park South Entrance. ...
5/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
No doubts on staying here again.
"My family of three kids (all adult-sized), my wife, and my mother stayed here in July of 2021. The place had plenty of room for all of us and was a perfect place to get to Zion NP. It is right next to several restaurants, shops, and the local grocery store (which everyone says is over-priced, but ..."

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2021

Springdale Townhome 1
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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