Zion National Park Springdale
A hikers paradise, Zion National Park is not the only place to go in scenic southern Utah!
Visitors come to St. George, Utah for its favorable climate, year-round recreation opportunities, especially golf, and its close proximity to breathtaking scenic attractions, including Zion National Park. Many do not realize that the St. George area is also a hotspot for live theater and shopping. It is home to the St. George Musical Theater and the Tuacahn Amphitheater, an outdoor venue among red rock cliffs that produces quality Broadway musicals in the summer and fall. St. Georgeís top shopping center is the Zion Factory Stores, a collection of over 30 outlets of top-name brands such as Eddie Bauer, Polo Ralph Lauren, Van Heusen, and Factory Brand Shoes. Just up the street from the stores, you will find the Red Cliffs Mall and across the street are the shops of the Promenade at Red Cliff.
Many visitors make St. George their base camp for visiting Zion National Park. Only 43 miles from St. George, Zion National Park provides a stunning scenic spectacle of enormous rock formations and striking ecological diversity. From April to October, visitors begin their journey into Zion onboard a bus that runs along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, stopping at major points of interest and trailheads along the way. The canyon is full of hiking trails, from short jaunts on paved trails, such as Weeping Rock and Riverside Walk, to strenuous climbs to amazing viewpoints like Angels Landing and Observation Point. In addition to hiking trails, Zion National Park offers a human history museum, guided ranger programs, and a visitor center, all of which provide interesting insight into the story of the park.
When staying in Utahís Dixie, Zion National Park should not be the only destination on your itinerary. In addition to Zion, the St. George area boasts many other scenic and recreation treasures, including Red Cliffs Recreation Area, Quail Creek State Park, Sand Hollow State Park, Snow Canyon State Park, and Pine Valley. Before you arrive in St. George for your Zion National Park vacation, contact the St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information on the regionís lodging, recreation, and entertainment options. You will be glad you did.