Zion National Park is a beautiful place to hike and explore. There are hikes for all levels of difficulty, so everyone can find a hike that is perfect for them. The town of Springdale has great food and gift shops, so you can find everything you need while you’re here.
Angels Landing is one of the most popular hikes in the park. If you are wanting to hike it during you’re stay, make sure to apply for the lottery with plenty of time in advance! There is a free shuttle service that will take you right across from the trailhead. There is a day before the lottery that you might be able to get a last-minute permit if you stay on top of the deadlines! You can access all of the lotteries and information on nps.gov.
For a more family-friendly hike, check out Emerald Pools! Emerald Pools is made up of three different waterfall destinations. The lower falls are easiest to access and are only a 1.2-mile round trip. Going up to the middle falls is 2 miles round trip while the upper falls is a total of 3 miles round trip. This hike has many different duration/difficulty options and is great for little kids! The trailhead is located by the Zion lodge which has restrooms, drinking water, a restaurant, and a small gift shop!
Oscar’s Cafe is one of the top restaurants near Zion National Park located in Springdale. This restaurant offers a variety of food ranging from Mexican to salads, burgers, and sandwiches. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s the perfect place to fill up after a long hike on the beautiful red rocks. It’s wonderful to sit in the outside dining and see the big cliffs surrounding you.
Lastly, Springdale Candy Company is the best place to stop by after dinner while enjoying the shops. Located right on Zion Park Blv, it’s surrounded by all the restaurants for some yummy sweets! They have delicious candy, desserts, and ice cream!
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