Located at the doorstep of Zion National Park 50 miles west of St. George, Springdale is perhaps Utah’s most well-known small town. Small by population but certainly not by reputation, this heavy-hitting tourist hotspot defies its small-town trappings with a surprisingly outstanding restaurant circuit, modern luxury resorts and vacation homes, top-notch entertainment, world-class art galleries, and a whole lot more, all while miraculously maintaining its small-scale charm. With a resident population of under 600 people, Springdale welcomes over 4.5 million visitors every year because of its famous neighbor, Zion National Park, and it handles this uncanny amount of tourists with incredible ease and professionalism.
Springdale’s location is unfairly perfect. As if having Zion as a backyard neighbor wasn’t enough, Springdale is less than 2 hours from Bryce Canyon National Park and roughly an hour or less from Sand Hollow State Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Quail Creek State Park, and Gunlock State Park. Needless to say, there’s no shortage of options when staying in Springdale. The stunningly beautiful landscapes and natural wonders that surround this picturesque town can compete with just about any destination location you can think of.
It would be incorrect, however, to assume that Springdale simply stands on the shoulders of Zion to earn its well-deserved reputation as one of the most increasingly popular destination locations in America. Resorts like the Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens and the Springhill Suites, as well as restaurants like Switchback, Bistro H, Bit & Spur, and Oscar’s elevate it to premier status. In Springdale alone you can take backcountry Jeep tours, tube down the Virgin River, take a Helicopter Tour, shop till you drop – the list goes on.
Visit ZionNationalPark.com & VisitSpringdale.com for comprehensive information on the City of Springdale as well as Zion National Park.