Zion Grotto Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length1.2 miElevation gain78 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingViewsFeeNo dogs
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Getting There

Zion National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle or $30 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $20 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70.

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

Directions from South Entrance: Drive northward to the visitor center and park your car. Board the Zion shuttle and take it to The Grotto approximately five miles north in Zion Canyon.

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Kysa S
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HikingGreat!

We walked from stop 6 (Angel’s Landing stop) to stop 5 (Lodge). Nice to see the beautiful views outside (vs. the bus). It follows the road so it’s not tranquil, but still nice, short, easy walk.

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Dianne Mordoki
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It was short, easy and nice for pictures.

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Alexander Popadyuk
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Jonny Floyd
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Bryce Shaw
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Hike down from angel’s landing to Groto Parkinglot.

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Garrett Layman
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Casey R
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Hiking

An okay trail by Zion standards, it follows the road and just leads to private buildings. But it has views of the cliffs the whole way so can't complain too much. However, if you plan on doing Angel's Landing there's no point in doing this trail as the parking lot at that trailhead will likely be full and you'll have to walk this trail anyway from the overflow parking lot - this is what happened to me.

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Kirk O'Donnell
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Intense

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Mckenzie Synal
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Great but steep!

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ruth geldres
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was such a great time of year to come we headed out on the trail around 11am got to the top by 2 wasn't too overcrowded perfect temp but definitely bring a light jacket for the cool breeze took us a total of 4 1/2 hours out and back :)

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Collin Dunleavy
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SHUTTLE TICKETS AVAILABLE $5 A TICKET! 1 ticket available for 11/10 @ 11AM 2 tickets available for 11/11 @ 10AM Text me: (717) 982-5289

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Marc Shafer
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WalkingGreat!

Super Chill :-) Great way to return to the Lodge

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Beth George
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Paul Amarante
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Marika Carey
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Nice trail with nice views. We combined it with the Emerald pool trail.

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Gwendolyn Castro
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Super easy trail from the zion lodge to the grotto lodge. Not much to see but at least its mainly shaded.

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Cecilia Thomas-DeLeon
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not to intimidating for a newbie

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Reuben Murray
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Not really a trail, just a walkway leading from the Grotto shuttle stop area to the Zion Lodge area. There are some trees very close in to the trail, and they therefore do a good job of blocking the views. With everything else being so fantastic in Zion, calling this a trail is really a dis-service. It's a short, easy walk and if that's what you need, okay. But truly, probably every other possible trail in Zion is better!

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Wendy Liao
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HikingGreat!

Easy, right along the road that the shuttles run. Not too much to see on the way

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Nick Duckhorn
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J Rich
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Saw 5 deer. Mostly shaded and empty.

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Nathan Dawson
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HikingGreat!

The groto is just OK nothing special. I would suggest to start on the Groto and then go onto the lower, middle and upper pools trails and then get on the Kayenta trail to end up back at the shuttle. If you do this hike then it is pretty awesome.

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Ryan Caldwell
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Less traveled. Met some deer. Lots of Datura in bloom.

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Brian Cooper
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Annabelle Hackney
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Easy hike with pretty views! I would recommend combining it with the emerald pools trail. We started at Zion lodge and came up through lower emerald pools to upper emerald pools and then took the grotto trail down to the grotto lodge! Not the most amazing hike but worth doing!

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Zachary Batche
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This trail almost got 2 stars, but honestly its beautiful. The good thing about this trail is that it's really pretty and exciting. However, its really packed with people who don't really have much outdoor experience. I saw many people making things dangerous for everyone else by trying move past people(while wearing unsafe footwear) or trying to get photo apps in areas directly above other hikers. If you take other hikers out of the equation this could easily be a 5 star trail however.

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Dave Beisser
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Richard Reid
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Amazing colors in the morning light! Endangered owls.... condors from a distance.... bring water!

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Will Bennett
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Matthew Sieg
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Easy hike from stop 6 the grotto to stop 5 Zion lodge just to skip the shuttle’s. If your not a hiker this qualifies as “we hiked Zion”, of course if your not a hiker why would you have this app. Lol

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