The main attraction, of course, is Zion National Park. (Did we mention that Amber Inn Bed and Breakfast is located just 10 minutes away from the southern entrance to the park?) The park has a great number of places to visit and see, and is a hiker's paradise.
Prepare for the trip: download the official Zion National Park guide.
Some of our guests, who have never been to Zion Park before, did not plan to spend much time here, they thought it's just some nice place to have a glimpse of on the way to Bryce or Grand canyons. Don't make this mistake! There are lots of trails to go, views to see, and things to do in Zion Canyon.
You can actually explore the canyon from the inside, you can walk in the waters of the river that runs through it, which keeps you cool even in the heat of the summer, you can enjoy the high walls of the canyon rising high above like skyscrapers. You can walk in the exotic slot canyons, you can climb the trails that lead to the tops of the canyons, from which you can see bird-eye views of the places, you can drive around to the remote parts of the park, and see the real Wild West.
If you happen to be into mountain biking, you will find great trails for that, too. If you are into canyoneering, it's the place to be. The amazing thing about Zion Park is: the more places you visit, the more new places you discover, which just can't let you go. Plan to spend at least a couple of days here, or you will regret you did not have enough time to explore it!
Dining: You will find many fine places to have a lunch or dinner in the neighboring Springdale, located between our place and the entrance to Zion Park.
The Zion Canyon Giant Screen Movie Theater right next to the park entrance features a very impressive show about Zion Park: we highly recommend it, to complement your real life encounters with the park!
And as if Zion Park were not enough, there are many other interesting places around (with the approximate driving times from Amber Inn Bed and Breakfast shown next to each):
- Zion National Park (10 minutes)
- Grafton (a ghost town) (15 minutes)
- The Subway trailhead (30 minutes)
- Pipe Spring National Monument (45 minutes)
- Kolob Canyons (45 minutes)
- Bryce Canyon National Park (2.5 hours)
- Grand Canyon - North Rim (3 hours)
- Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument (2.5 - 3.5 hours)
- Lake Powell (3 hours)
- Capitol Reef (5 hours)
- Moab (7 hours)
What's around Zion Park (PDF)