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Hikes Near Zion – Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

Posted at June 7th, 2016
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Zion National Park is bar none one of the best places to hike in Southern Utah. Although, there may be times when it can be overly crowded by tourists, or simply just too far from town to be able to go explore. Not a problem! Here in Southern Utah we have many more hikes that are just as beautiful and captivating as Zion, and not nearly as crowded.
One of the many hiking gems here is known as Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. This is especially a fun hike mid spring when the snow has melted off the mountains and has filled the canyons below, creating an oasis of fun!
The specific hike I am referring to is Red Cliffs Nature Trail. This little hike starts out at a campground and makes its way through the scenic contrasting white sand trails and red cliffs until you meet a narrow canyon where you will trudge through some water and make your way to a waterfall. If you’re lucky, certain times of the year you can actually use some of the falls as a waterslide! Although the water will be pretty chilly, it is definitely worth it.
If you are a true adventurer then you will want to explore beyond the waterfall (which is technically where the trail ends). Beyond the waterfall you will need to be prepared to walk through, at times, waist deep water that can be extremely cold, so an extra pair of clothes might be a good idea. This is definitely not a waste of your time though, be prepared to be met with a wide canyon that is jam packed with beautiful scenery, wildlife and plantlife. This is by far one of the more interesting places for photographers as well, with the color of the sand mixed with the reflecting waters and bright red cliffs. This really is such a fantastic scene, one that everyone should enjoy.
The best part is you are not limited to just hiking one trail, there are so many spin off trails going in all directions, up and down, etc that you can take on. So make it a short hike to the falls, or a full days worth of adventuring. Just be sure to keep track of where you are going so you won’t get lost and are able to find your way out! This really is a great family friendly place to visit.

Angels Landing Hike

Posted at November 19th, 2014
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If you are looking for a breathe of fresh air in Zion National Park, look no further than the Angels Landing Trail. This hike is four hours round trip and a total of 5 miles walking distance. This climb will take you up 1,520 feet along a steep Zion Park passageway. Some of the views you can see from on top are like non other you will find around the world. We recommend that people who try this hike are in good physical condition and NOT afraid of heights. Good luck on your Angles Landing adventure.

David Osmond next door at the Bumbleberry Theater

Posted at April 16th, 2013
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David Osmond in Concert

Want a DEAL?

Posted at April 7th, 2013
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For the Days of of April 7-11, 2013. We will be giving $5.00 off a room. You must mention this code “APRIL IS HERE” when making the reservation. This is only valid on reservations made between 04/06-04/11/2013. If you do not mention this code at the time of reservation, it will not be honored. KMY

Posted at June 16th, 2012
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Come support the local the theater in Springdale.  The Bumbleberry Theatre is right next door.  They are performing “The Little Shop of Horrors”.  It is showing every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in June.  The show starts at 7:00 pm.  Prices are:  Adults-$15/Children-$10 plus tax.  If you show them your Dixie Direct card the prices are discounted to: Adults-$10/Children-$5 plus tax.  Call 435-772-3224 for tickets

Zion Park Motel New Blog

Posted at January 7th, 2011
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Zion Park Motel is pleased to now have a Blog.  For those of us who have enjoyed being in Zion National Park the beauty and peace felt there is something that will be remembered always.  We here at the Zion Park Motel are fortunate enough to have that “Zion-experience” every day.

We hope that throught sharing photos, thoughts and experiences that we can keep that Zion feeling alive for all of our guests.  Please enjoy this blog and feel free to share your own Zion memories here.