Located at the Southwest entrance of Zion National Park, the town of Springdale Utah offers its visitors a congenial gateway to the area’s attractions. Its lack of chain restaurants and chain hotels makes Springdale Utah a pleasant travel destination for anyone wishing to experience the less commercial aspects of Utah travel. Springdale Utah has come a long way since the days of John Wesley Powell’s 1871 expedition. In the past, it served as the host city for explorers, adventurers, pioneers, entrepreneurs, and artists. Today, it provides gracious hospitality to the modern-day explores of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and other famous Utah destinations. When planning your Springdale Utah travel, you should also keep in mind that you will be within an hour's drive are St. George, Cedar City, Kanab, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Kolob, Lava Point, Grafton, Smithsonian Butte, Cedar Breaks and Snow Canyon. If you are willing to include some extra driving in your Springdale travel plans, you will be within two hours are Bryce Canyon National Park, Brian Head Ski Resort, and Lake Powell. The Grand Canyon is just a few more hours away.
As a year-round travel destination, Springdale Utah tempts its guests with a variety of outdoor activities. These may include hiking, swimming and tennis. Rentals are also available for bicycling, tubing, hiking and horseback-riding. In the evening, you can enjoy cultural activities, and entertainment and nightlife such as a giant-screen Cinemax movie, a 1,000-seat outdoor amphitheater, a museum, art galleries, bookstores, and a playhouse. There are a number of family concerts performed throughout the year, as well as a folklife festival, and a number of bars that feature live blues, rock, jazz or folk music.
At any Springdale restaurant, you will be treated to cuisine and ambience that is unique to the area. A typical Springdale restaurant may serve southwestern cuisine, Mexican food, or American cuisine. However, since Springdale Utah is also an artist’s community, each type of Springdale restaurant will have its own unique identity.
Although Springdale has a number of hotels and bed and breakfasts, if you would prefer a Springdale RV experience, the Zion Canyon Campground and RV Park comes highly recommended. This Springdale RV park has been in operation since 1973, and has been described as a “spacious paradise.” Amenities include free shuttle service into town.