Top Adventures in Springdale

  • Camp Under Zion's Watchman

    Watchman Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds at Zion National Park. With a prime location only a ¼ mile away from the South entrance and gorgeous scenery right outside of your tent, including the tall sandstone cliffs that surround i...

  • Hike Angels Landing, Zion NP

    Angels Landing has long been one of my favorite national parks hikes.  The hike is thrilling, extremely photogenic, and appeals to those who enjoy exchanging leg power for views. The hike to the top isn't long, 2.7 miles, but you'll definitely fee...

    5.4 miles 1488 ft gain

  • Photographing the Sunset at Canyon Junction Bridge

    The view of the Watchman from Canyon Junction Bridge is one of the most highly photographed views in Zion National Park. Located nearby the South Visitor Center, this beautiful and easily accessible viewpoint is frequented by many visitors of Zion...

  • Canyoneering Pine Creek Canyon, Zion

    Disclaimer: Canyoneering is a dangerous and technical activity. Don’t enter any canyon without the skills to match it, or the knowledge to navigate it. Pine Creek requires a canyoneering permit that can be reserved online and picked up at the Zion...

    1.5 miles -300 ft gain

  • Hike Zion's Canyon Overlook Trail

    The trailhead is located east out of the 1.1 mile long tunnel off highway 9. Parking is available immediately to the right after exiting the tunnel and the trail then begins with these charming steps, carved into sandstone, that climb above the Zi...

    1 miles 57 ft gain

  • Hike the East Temple Saddle Loop

    This adventure is a strenuous 4-mile (3-5 hour) loop into the backcountry of ZNP and is not recommended for families or those with a fear of heights. It begins at the Canyon Overlook Trailhead located on the east side of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunn...

    4 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Hike the Sand Bench Trail

    The Sand Bench Trail is a loop trail and starts at the Court of the Patriarchs shuttle stop. The trail makes a loop which is approximately 3.5 miles long. The trail can be accessed across the road from the shuttle stop. Look for a water tank and b...

    3.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Camp off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway

    Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is gorgeous 9.5 mile road that runs between Rockville near the entrance to Zion National Park and Apple Valley UT, and affords excellent places to camp & boondock *as long* as it is .5 miles from the road it...

    9.5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike to Zion's Upper Emerald Pool

    Start this trail walking across the bridge over the Virgin River into the start of the trails that lead to the pools. The path takes you through the bottoms of the water falls and you see them falling over the rocks above you. Though this sight ma...

    3 miles 350 ft gain

  • Visit Grafton Ghost Town

    Grafton Ghost Town is an abandoned small town 7 miles outside Zion National Park and the modern towns of Rockville and Springdale, Utah.  To get there from Highway 9, get off on Bridge Lane residential road and cross the Virgin River on a historic...

  • Scramble Up Lady Mountain

    Begin by taking the shuttle to the Zion Lodge, where you can fill up on water for the day of steep hiking and scrambling ahead. Walk as if to the Emerald Pools, but after crossing the bridge immediately take a sharp left. Several hundred feet down...

  • Camp on Wire Mesa

    Wire Mesa off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is a fantastic place to camp in southeastern Utah even if you do not plan on visiting Zion, just a few miles to the north. There several backcountry campsites on the Mesa, with the northwestern...

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