Springdale Utah lies at the southwest entrance to Zion National Park and is the closest gateway city in the vicinity of the park. This Springdale city directory provides information about the community and the available services, along with information about Zion National Park itself. Zion draws nearly three million visitors each year and Springdale provides much of the lodging, dining and other travel services for the park.
Remember that as of May 26, 2000 the main canyon of Zion National Park will be closed to private vehicles. Shuttles available at staging areas in Springdale take visitors to all of the major points of interest within the main canyon. Private vehicles may still pass through the park on Highway 9 and through the tunnel. See the links below on Zion National Park and on the shuttle services.
In the Springdale area, many enjoy hiking, camping, biking, riding ATVs, horseback riding, rock climbing, canyoneering in nearby slot canyons, and wildlife watching. Visitors who want to leave their gear at home will find that several local companies will equip any outdoor enthusiast with the right information and equipment for any activity.
Zion National Park is sure to keep your family busy while visiting Springdale. Many of the hikes in Zion are family friendly, and with shuttle services offered in various locations withing Springdale, transportation to the park is no hassle.
Situated in Southwestern Utah, Springdale enjoys hot summers and mild winters. The normal daily temperature range in January is 29º F to 52º F while the range is 68º F to 100º F in July. You should plan to bring a coat with you if you will be traveling between the months of November and March, expecting possible lows of 32º F Lighter clothing is advisable between the months of May and September when temperatures typically rise over 100º F. Bringing rain gear is not a bad idea, but it does not normally rain more than two inches per month year round. Light snowfall can be expected in the winter months but there is usually just enough to last an afternoon, allowing visitors to gain a new perspective on the beautiful scenery of Springdale.
Springdale is in a beautiful desert with green shrubs and trees accented by the many colors of wildflowers. Since it is a desert, you should carry water when doing recreational activities since the area and air are dry.
Average Annual Temperatures:
|January:||High 52°F||Low 29°F|
|April:||High 73°F||Low 43°F|
|July:||High 100°F||Low 68°F|
|October:||High 78°F||Low 49°F|
City Mileages from Springdale:
|Salt Lake City, UT:||306 mi.|
|Grand Junction, CO:||393 mi.|
|Albuquerque, NM:||558 mi.|
|Denver, CO:||635 mi.|
|Phoenix, AZ:||392 mi.|
|Los Angeles, CA:||427 mi.|
|Las Vegas, NV:||158 mi.|
Mileages to Recreation Areas:
|Arches NP (Moab)||336 mi.|
|Canyon NP||87 mi.|
|Canyonlands NP (Moab)||336 mi.|
|Capitol Reef NP||400 mi.|
|Grand Canyon NP||247 mi.|
|Grand Staircase-Escalante NM (Escalante)||130 mi.|