Day Trip to Springdale in Zion Canyon
Too busy to plan a vacation, let alone actually go on one? No need to worry. We’ve got you covered! We’ve done all of the research and planning for you. And trust us, we know how busy you are, so we’re going to start you off with something brief, inexpensive, and absolutely memorable – a single daytrip to historic Springdale in beautiful Zion Canyon! We guarantee that if you set aside one single day and follow this simple itinerary, you WILL NOT regret it.
Itinerary Item #1: Breakfast at River Rock Roasting in La Verkin, UT
On your way to Springdale, you’ll drive through the charming little town of La Verkin that is home to a Southern Utah treasure: River Rock Roasting Company.
Often dubbed the best coffee in Southern Utah, this local stop offers a variety of fresh roasted coffee, espresso drinks, and fresh baked goods. Located at 394 S. State St. with gorgeous river and canyon views, it’s virtually impossible for these folks to disappoint. Check out the short video below to get your mouth excited. Don’t forget to visit their website, http://riverrockroasters.com/.
Itinerary Item #2: Stop in at the Visitor Center for a unique souvenir
Located at 1101 Zion-Mount Carmel Hwy, this brand new state-of-the-art visitors center had it’s grand opening earlier this year. Come in from the heat and cool down while you peruse and acquire exclusive, original items from the gift shop as well as gather any and all information there is to be had about the city of Springdale and Zion National Park. We know you’ll be impressed by this brand new structure, inside and out.
Itinerary Item #3: Ride the shuttle into the Park and hike Emerald Pools
From the Visitor Center, take advantage of our luxurious shuttle system and let us drive you in comfort directly into the Park and drop you off at the starting point of the Emerald Pools trail. One of Zion’s most popular and leisurely hikes, Emerald Pools is ideal for a daytrip to Zion, amounting to a distance of roughly 2 miles. Though the hike is largely unchallenging for most, it is anything but dull – quite the contrary, actually. This classic Zion location comprises a set of short routes that wind through a richly vegetated stream that pours down from a cliff creating many enchanting pools. It’s safe to assume that this will be a place that you’ll return to on future trips to Zion because, well, it’s incredible! Here’s a brief video from a fellow hiker and some other photos showing what you can look forward to when you get here. Warning: spoiler alert!
Itinerary Item #4: On your way out of the park, stop by Zion Canyon Brew Pub for lunch
Considered by many as the best bar in Springdale, they boast an incredibly inviting atmosphere with a tap selection that includes flagship beers as well as seasonal favorites. They offer a wide variety of tasty, traditional pub grub as well as post-hike salads, Steak Frites, and Fish ‘n’ Chips, to name just a few patron favorites. Click on their website link below to view their full menu and more. Whether you’re drinking or not, this is definitely the place to be for lunch in Springdale. Plus, it’s located just outside the Park entrance at 95 Zion Park Blvd #2. Oh, did we mention they have big screen TVs and live music on weekends? Boom. Don’t forget to visit their website, http://www.brewpubspringdale.com/.
Well, there you have it: the perfect one-day Springdale excursion. Really, if we’re being honest, we think this is the perfect one-day excursion…period! We can’t think of a better way for anyone to quickly escape the fast-paced routine of everyday life then to come experience the literal oasis that is Springdale in Zion Canyon. And for many of our readers, it’s practically in your backyard! No more excuses! We’ll see you all soon!
Here’s a recap of our recommended “Daytrip to Springdale in Zion Canyon” itinerary:
- Itinerary Item #1: Breakfast at River Rock Roasting in La Verkin, UT
- Itinerary Item #2: Stop in at the Visitor Center for a unique souvenir
- Itinerary Item #3: Ride the shuttle into the Park and hike Emerald Pools
- Itinerary Item #4: On your way out of the park, stop by Zion Canyon Brew Pub for lunch