By Elite Traveler
From serpentine sandstone canyons to scraggy hoodoos, Utah is a geologic marvel. Molded over millennia, three wildly different physiographic provinces converge near the state’s center: the Colorado Plateau, Middle Rocky Mountains, and Basin and Range.
Autumn is in full swing, and Thanksgiving is just around the bend. Many Americans may be wondering where they can spend their vacation time before hibernating for the winter. Break out your hiking boots and your sense of adventure and visit the Greater Zion area for outdoor jaunts, picture-perfect for everyone in your family.
By Jetset Magazine
There has never been a more meaningful time to make the journey the primary goal, the reason itself. In the face of news cycles that sensationalize without regard for national sanity, the silence and geological gravitas of the Grand Canyon never lies. This is the golden age of overlanding possibilities.
By Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine
Zion National Park and the surrounding ‘Greater Zion’ region in St. George is home to some of the most jawdropping landscapes on Earth from red rock cliffs to sandstone slot canyons. Thanks to Instagram and the ever-growing popularity of adventure travel, Greater Zion’s popularity has boomed in recent years
By The New York Times
The pandemic has been hard on travel. According to the U.S. Travel Association, it has caused $386 billion in cumulative losses, but the pain hasn’t been evenly distributed. Cities, which are largely reliant on business and group travel, have suffered more compared to rural and outdoor destinations where it is easier to fulfill social-distancing needs.
The Greater Zion area has much more to explore than beautiful Zion National Park. Mountain bike on Gooseberry Mesa’s Big Loop Trail. Hike, bike, or ride in an ATV at Sand Hollow State Park, and go horseback riding at Snow Canyon State Park.
By Spoke + Blossom
One way to find some space for yourself this fall is a road trip to the southwest corner of Utah. Red rocks and unique desert vegetation provide a vibrant backdrop of the region known as Greater Zion – 2,400 square miles that span across the community of St. George and up through the awe-inspiring Zion National Park.
Unbeknownst to many travelers, Zion National Park is part of a much larger group of communities that makes up the 2,400 square miles often referred to as the Greater Zion region. Springdale, the town closest to the national park, is just one of many areas worth a visit if you’re headed to Southern Utah.
Washington County, home to the famous Zion National Park and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, is a dream destination for nature junkies. In March, “the average high temperature is around 66 degrees and provides the perfect weather for outdoor adventure opportunities such as visiting Zion.
Earlier this year, the Utah region that includes Zion National Park and the towns of St. George, Hurricane, and Springdale was renamed Greater Zion. The park itself draws four million visitors annually to its 146,000 acres, which feature natural attractions like red rock canyons and the clear waters of the Virgin River.
Up your camping game this year and book some outdoor time at these campgrounds with amazing amenities. With your night spent in a tent and your days spent at a water park, on a zip line or rafting down some rapids, this is an adventure you won’t soon forget. Scroll down to see all the amazing spots below!
Has there ever been a time when you have been craving the outdoors more than now? We doubt it. After being locked up due to Covid-19, everyone is ready to leave their homes and soak up some sun. Head to St George, Utah.
With warm weather across the entire nation, and months into the global coronavirus pandemic, just about everyone is itching to get out of the house and do something different. But travel is still a long way from “normal,” and polls, travel experts and common sense all point in the same directions.
What’s on your travel list for 2020? Maybe this is the year to see more of the United States. After all, there’s so much to love in our own backyard. I tapped into a handful of travel experts and influencers to find out the top places in the USA that they recommend visiting in 2020.
A little-known local architect named Dale Beddo has brought a dream to life with a bewitching array of contoured and bermed fairways, water features, and intricate bunkering carved through one of North America’s most magnificent natural settings, the Southwest’s red rock region.
Greater Zion is a prime destination for Texans. What’s not to love? It seems, no matter the season, shots of the southwest corner of Utah, pop up in our Instagram feeds. The Zion area provides a picturesque setting with snow-capped mountain peaks, red rock canyons and red sand mountains.
By The Rose Table
I was ill-prepared for how much I would love St. George, Utah. I spent three nights at Inn at Entrada with my friend Morgan on a girls’ trip and we could not have loved the Greater Zion area more! With first-class theatre, art, dining, hiking, and adventures, St. George truly has something for everyone.
By San Francisco Examiner
Like a first kiss with a handsome heartthrob, I once fell in love with Utah and was thrilled to return. Approaching the state line the landscape became less desert and more ethereal, with rounded, layered rock formations. Somehow it was soul soothing perhaps because the world I currently inhabited seemed so out of control.