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Welcome to Greater Zion

Put simply, Greater Zion is a destination a cut above the rest. With striking red rock cliffs, towering, carved canyons, sweeping vistas, and deep, cool waters, Greater Zion is a colorful adventureland brimming with over 2,400 square miles of epic outdoor pursuits. Here, the Mojave Desert, Colorado Plateau, and the Great Basin converge to make for some of the most stunning scenery in the world.

Five regions and 19 cities call Greater Zion home. Amenities abound in our bigger towns of St. George, Washington, Hurricane and Springdale. Historical charm flourishes in our smaller towns of La Verkin, Ivins and Veyo.

Gateway to Zion National Park

Come immerse yourself in natural wonders and be reminded of what it’s like to be curious, carefree, and completely in awe of the world around you. Home to Zion National Park — the second most visited park in the United States — Greater Zion begs to be explored. While simultaneously immense and intimate, Greater Zion pushes the boundaries of possibility. It’s a destination where beauty meets luxury, where urban elegance complements feats of unparalleled human achievement, and wild and kaleidoscopic landscapes paint the background.

Home to Four State Parks, 19 Cities, 14 Golf Courses, Diverse Ecosystems, International Sporting Events and World-Renowned Outdoor Recreation

Here, warm-weather enthusiasts find 300+ days of sunshine for golfing, exploring parks, on-the-water action, on-the-patio dining and up-against-the-red-rocks Broadway theater. 

Thrill-seekers find challenge biking slick rock, climbing sandstone cliff walls, meandering through slot canyons, off-roading sand dunes, or competing in — and training for — international events such as IRONMAN, Huntsman World Senior Games and Red Bull Rampage. 

Calling all families, couples, friends, solo travelers, athletes, spectators and business travelers, seeking connection to nature: We welcome you to Greater Zion.

5 Regions of Greater Zion

Find places to play, places to dine and places to connect. From quaint, rural towns to our busy epicenter of St. George, Greater Zion splits into five regions with a close radius of Zion National Park

Zion National Park Utah Arizona Utah Arizona Utah Nevada Shivwits Gunlock Dammeron Valley Veyo Central Pine valley Paiute (UT)Par Reservation Redcliffs National Conservation Area silver reef Leeds toquerville New Harmony enterprise virgin la verkin apple valley hilldale Kanarraville Colorado city Hurricane springdale Rockville st. george Washington santa clara ivins

Alpine Region

Hurricane Valley

Mesa Country

St. George Area

Zion Corridor

Veyo

Pine Valley

Dammeron Valley

Central

Enterprise

Toquerville

Hurricane

Leeds

La Verkin

Hildale

Apple Valley

Washington

St. George

Santa Clara

Ivins

Virgin

Springdale

Rockville

New Harmony

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Cities & Regions

Greater Zion comprises the southwest corner of Utah, spanning outward from Zion National Park. Learn more about the collection of communities that make this destination an extraordinary place to visit.

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Signature Events

As proud hosts of the Red Bull Rampage, North American and World Championship IRONMAN events, and the Huntsman World Senior Games, we welcome athletes and spectators from all over the world to experience Greater Zion.

Destination Development

The world is drawn to the inspiring landscapes, great communities, and boundless opportunities for adventure in Greater Zion. Our trails and outdoor spaces are numerous and awe-inspiring.

PROUD HOME OF THE IRONMAN 70.3 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP

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National & State Parks

Zion National Park

With over 229 square-miles, more than 35 hiking trails, cliffs towering more than 2,000 feet above the canyon floor, and more species of plants than the Hawaiian Islands, Zion National Park is a pretty incredible place. It’s an environment of magic and natural fascination that will challenge what you thought of nature’s capabilities. Coming to Zion National Park means living greater, experiencing greater, and being inspired to a greater plane.

Springdale/Zion

Gunlock State Park

Gunlock Reservoir and Gunlock State Park lie just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan areas of St. George. With incredible views and warm water, this remote lake is the perfect spot for a day in and around the water. Bring your own water toys or rent onsite.

St. George Area

Quail Creek State Park

Equal parts refreshing and beautiful, clear, green water dominates Quail Creek State Park. Red, white, and orange cliffs surround the shore, and are set against the powerful Pine Valley Mountains as a backdrop. Greater Zion offers a long season for playing on or in the water with high temperatures in the 80s or above from May to October.

Hurricane Valley

Snow Canyon State Park

Welcome to Zion National Park’s little brother, Snow Canyon State Park. Criminally underrated and overlooked because of its proximity to Zion, Snow Canyon is a world all its own. Towering sandstone cliffs make you feel small, and rolling petrified sandstone dunes make you feel like you may have gone to a whole new planet.

St. George Area

Sand Hollow State Park

In the middle of the Greater Zion desert are several water oases, and Sand Hollow State Park is one of those crowning jewels. Whether it’s summer or our mild winters, this 20,000-acre park offers a little of everything – from sitting on the soft, orange shore to diving into emerald green waters to tearing it up on the sand dunes. Sand Hollow is a great destination in and of itself, but also fabulous for a day visit.

Hurricane Valley

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Things To Do

Golf in Greater Zion. Explore Zion National Park and four4 state parks. Shop local. Bike, hike, climb, camp, fish, boat and more. Greater Zion is a land of many things: adrenaline, discovery, endurance, exploration, exhilaration, connection and hospitality.

Plan Your Visit

Where to Stay

Come for the views, stay for the digs. Explore a diverse selection of lodging ranging from AAA Four Diamond hotels to glamping, RV parks, and campgrounds.


What to Eat

Fuel your adventure. Sample everything ranging from casual cuisine to world-class fare at one of over 180 restaurants in the region.


Travel Tools

Stay informed and connected when visiting Greater Zion. Find maps, mileage, local itineraries, and guides.


Getting Around

Getting to and around Greater Zion has never been easier — though we can’t promise you’ll want to go home. Learn more about available services.


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Minimize your impact. Maximize your experience. Want to get the best Greater Zion experience? Learn the 8 ways to be a Land of Forever steward.