“What A Beautiful Backyard!” – Zion National Park

Springdale locals are blessed with the compliments of their backyard daily. Which isn’t surprising, considering that they’re backyard is only one of the most famous and stunning National Parks ever! Springdale is known as “The Gateway To Zion”, due to the fact that Zion National park is a mere 1.1 mile, 4 minute drive away. Many visitors to Zion start in Springdale and take the free shuttle to the park and make short stops to explore the small town and shop along the way before or after hiking.

A cloudy morning in Springdale, Utah
Photo Credit: Max on flickr

Springdale has become a huge tourist destination and hangout for outsiders who are there for Zion’s extreme adventures. It’s easy to see why.. This spunky, colorful and fun little town is filled with fun shopping centers, restaurants, bars/pubs and so much more. There always seems to be something going on whether it be a small town event, concert or something else, there really is always something going on.

Trips to Zion for us St. George Locals don’t seem complete without a pit stop in Springdale. Love the vibes and people there.