Grotto Trail is a 1.5 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 and is accessible year-round.
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.
A short, easy and level trail along the valley floor between the Lodge and the Grotto picnic area. It passes through a pretty wooded meadow. It is great for spotting wildlife. You can take the trail to connect to the West Rim/Angels Landing Trails or the Kayenta Trail for a nice loop to the Emerald Pools.
Nice easy morning walk "hike". Lots of wildlife along this trail as well. Very enjoyable!
Pretty much the most boring trail in Zion. Only waste your time if you're paring it with another trail.
Took this little jaunt after Angel's landing to the park lodge. I suggest rather than the bus as it is a nice way to wind down and makes the beer even more refreshing. It is pretty and we saw deer and turkeys along the way!
We did the lower Emerald pool, Upper Emerald pool and on the way back took the Grotto Trail. The view is really good from the Grotto trail. It was the sunset time and the rock was glowing with the reddish color. The Lower Emerald pool falls was visible from this trail.