When you stay in Springdale, you are within a short drive of 9 national parks and monuments and several other great attractions. There’s no need to change your base of operations just because you want to see other spectacular natural wonders. Here are a few of the best options within 2.5 hours of Springdale:
There is no place quite like Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) can be found on every continent, but here is the archetypal “hoodoo-iferous” terrain. Descriptions fail. Cave without a roof? Forest of stone? Even photographs strain credulity. When you visit maybe you’ll come up with a better name. In the meantime “Bryce” will have to suffice.
Learn more about Bryce Canyon and what it has to offer for you!
North Rim Grand Canyon
Located Southeast of Zion National Park approximately 120 miles and a 2.5 hour drive this amazing section of the Grand Canyon makes for a wonderful day trip. This portion of the Grand Canyon National Park is located nearly 1000 feet higher than the more visited South Rim giving it a truly unique setting.
Because this area is more remote the North Rim is only open May-October. Much like Bryce Canyon the North Rim is easily viewed from the many easy to get to scenic lookouts and is also possible to see most of this park in a few short hours.
Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It is a major vacation spot that around 2 million people visit every year. It is a man made reservoir.
Want a small lake to go water skiing / wake boarding? What about sand dunes to ride dirt bikes and four wheelers around in? Maybe you enjoy golf? Come see the resort and things to do no more that 40 minutes away from Zions Park.
Explore the trails and dunes of beautiful Snow Canyon on foot, bike, and horseback. Camp in the peaceful campground surrounded by ancient lava flows and red Navajo sandstone. Discover the secrets of the desert landscape through seasonal nature programs.