Top 10+ Things to Do In Springdale, Utah
Apr 12, 2016
By: Jake Wilhelmsen
Explore the awesome little town that hosts Zion National Park travelers
Every big destination needs a host city--somewhere to get you fed, watered and rested before you set out on your adventure. Cuzco is basecamp for Machu Picchu, the Acropolis sits above Athens and Zion National Park has Springdale.
Sitting on the southern border of Zion, Springdale, population 529, is more than just a parking lot for the park. It rests in the shadow of the towering red, white and pink striped cliffs that define Southern Utah, essentially an incorporated annex of the park proper, giving you incredible views right from the main drag, aptly named Zion Park Blvd. It's got plenty of entertainment for those of us not quite ready to renounce civilization altogether, and lots of outdoor retailers for those of us who are.
Springdale's the perfect getaway/gateway: Laid back, all the amenities and incredible access to unforgettable adventure.
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN SPRINGDALE
In a big ol' innertube.
9. O.C. Tanner Amphitheater
Concerts and plays in the shadow of the West Temple.
Springdale has accommodations from camping on up, but some of the resorts are seriously luxurious.
7. IMAX Theater
Movies writ large.
6. Downtown Springdale
Artist studios, galleries, bookstores, great restaurants and a path through town you can bike or run.
Check out a cemetery in a ghost gown at dusk, if you dare.
Choose your own difficulty on dirt and slickrock.
3. Misery Gulch
Because it's more fun than canyoneering Happiness Gulch.
2. Kolob Terrace
A stunning drive to 8,000 feet above sea level.
Lodging for All
3 - star
Art in the Desert
O.C. Tanner Amphitheater
Nat'l park media presentation
Zion Canyon Offerings
Canyon Light Images
Seth Hamel Photography
Just like the park, Springdale has plenty to entertain the whole family. Fresh produce and other food at Springdale Fruit Company, fun souvenirs at Indian Village Trading Post, IMAX films at Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theater. Then there's, you know, hiking and stuff.