Hotel at a Glance: Pioneer Lodge
The rugged rock formations of Zion National Park lend Pioneer Lodge a gorgeous scenic backdrop. But you don’t have to just sit back and admire the views, since the hotel is right outside the western entrance of the park, one of the country’s top 10 most-visited national parks. Inside the lodge, guest rooms may feature such comfy amenities as hot tubs and full kitchens.
- Signature dishes at the onsite Pioneer Lodge Restaurant include flame-broiled ribeye and locally sourced trout.
- Splash and relax in the outdoor pool and hot tub
- Internet cafe: Sip Seattle’s Best Coffee, nibble scones, and catch up on your emails.
- Distance to Zion National Park: The entrance and visitor center is just a mile away.
Springdale, Utah: Lush Oasis in a Desert Valley
Springdale is surrounded on three sides by Zion National Park, a region of stunning desert terrain and diverse wildlife that marks the meeting point of the Mojave Desert, the Colorado Plateau, and Great Basin. Nearly three million visitors come to the park each year. Visitors typically hike the canyon trails, but there are also guided horseback tours, ATV rentals, and jeep tours that allow them to cover the far reaches of the beautifully desolate landscape.