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Cafe in Zion National Park

Castle Dome Café

This counter-service cafe serves sandwiches, pizza, salads, Asian-ish rice bowls and ice cream. A beer garden serving local suds is located on the patio from May through mid-October.
American in Zion National Park

Red Rock Grill

Settle into your replica log chair or relax on the big deck with magnificent canyon views. Though the dinner menu touts its sustainable-cuisine stance for dishes like roast pork loin and flatiron steak, the results …
Park in Zion National Park

Zion National Park

If possible, enter Zion from the east, following Hwy 9 west from Hwy 89. The route is jaw-droppingly scenic as it rolls through colorful red rocks and a gallery-dotted tunnel before switchbacking 3.5 miles into the …
Museum in Zion National Park

Human History Museum

A half-mile from the park's southern entrance station, the Zion Human History Museum presents a modest exhibit of the geological and human history of Zion and its birth as a park. A 22-minute introductory video is s…
Books in Zion National Park

Zion Natural History Association

Runs the excellent visitor center bookstore. Good online book selection for advance planning.
Scenic Drive in Zion National Park

Zion Canyon Scenic Dr

The premier drive in the park leads between towering cliffs of an incredible red-rock canyon and accesses all the major front-country trailheads. A shuttle bus ride is required April through October. If you've time …
Scenic Drive in Zion National Park

Hwy 9

East of the main park entrance, Hwy 9 rises in a series of six tight switchbacks before the 1.1-mile Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel, an engineering marvel constructed in the late 1920s. It then leads quickly into dramaticall…
Scenic Drive in Zion National Park

Kolob Canyons Rd

The less-visited, higher-elevation alternative to Zion Canyon Scenic Dr. Sweeping vistas of cliffs, mountains and finger canyons dominate this stunning, 5-mile red-rock route, rich with overlooks. The scenic road, o…
Viewpoint in Zion National Park

La Verkin Overlook

West of Virgin on Hwy 9, before La Verkin, a 1.5-mile gravel-and-dirt road leads south to La Verkin Overlook. Stop for a fantastic 360-degree view of the surrounding 40 sq miles, from Zion to the Pine Valley Mountai…
American in East Zion

Zion Mountain Ranch

This rustic farm-to-table restaurant offers the only gourmet dining in East Zion.