Southern Utah + The Parks
Southern Utah + The Parks Travel Guide
Articles about Southern Utah + The Parks
From coastlines to ridgelines, America’s best views offer some exceptional sight lines.
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Hotels in Southern Utah + The Parks
This understated hotel, like the rest of Springdale, is authentic without trying too hard: reclaimed old-growth Douglas fir floors and a tawny palette of neutrals provide a soothing retreat from the blazing red rock outside.
Restaurants in Southern Utah + The Parks
Springdale comes alive in the evenings when residents gather here for sweet-potato tamales and fresh tilapia. The restaurant, located at the entrance to Zion National Park, also hosts rotating art exhibits and live music from the likes of Willie Waldman Project, a local favorite.
Things to do in Southern Utah + The Parks
For a grand tour, make the 18-mile drive to the point, stopping at the park’s 13 spectacular viewpoints along the way back. Take the 23-mile Under-the-Rim Trail between Bryce and Rainbow Point, with eight backcountry campsites (you’ll need a permit).