Zion Grotto Trail

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

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 45 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy level trail. We hiked from Zion lodge to grotto shuttle stop. Not much to see here, save the little “private residence “ near the shuttle stop. The shuttle driver told us that tiny house was the first Zion Lodge in the 1920s, when they averaged a whopping 8 guests per day.

hiking
8 days ago

We walked this one from the Grotto back to the Lodge after our Angels Landing hike. Made for a nice easy cool down on the way to a snack and a beer. Great alternative to just riding the shuttle down-canyon one stop.

hiking
14 days ago

7/3/19 This trail was a calm walk in the woods. It was not busy.

1 month ago

easy trail connecting Zion lodge to stop 6. Peaceful simple trail, not difficult.

hiking
1 month ago

Convenient hike connecting to Zion Lodge to stop 6 for Angels Landing. Saw multiple deer. It was really easy, but not paved.

1 month ago

Easy, quick cool down from Angel's Landing to the lodge. Not so scenic, but practical.

hiking
2 months ago

Short walk between two bus stops. There's a view of the waterfalls but otherwise not much to write home about. If you get lucky, you might see some birds, we saw a Black-headed Grosbeak.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail, harder if you continue to angel’s point. Beautiful landscape at the beggining. There are better trails around

hiking
2 months ago

Easy little trail that runs from the Grotto stop to the lodge. Nothing spectacular, but if you have time for a stroll it’s worthwhile.

2 months ago

Pretty boring trial, but better way to get to Angel's Landing from Zion Lodge

hiking
3 months ago

Take this trail to the lodge. Easy hike!

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty boring, right by road, muddy in places.

8 months ago

Fun easy hike after angels landing. Tons of deer to see around sunset time.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy scenic view

hiking
11 months ago

Easy, mostly flat trail thru Zion

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Nice easy trail, everywhere in Zion is scenic, if your not in great shape this is a trail most people can easily do.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Walking trail. Skip a shuttle stop and walk 30 minutes between grotto and lodge.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

We walked on part of this trail overlooking the river below and it was really nice. We went from Emerald Pools to the Grotto on this trail. Nice little walk. Follow me on Instagram for pictures of the hikes and other adventures @wildrumpfie

hiking
Sunday, May 06, 2018

Mixed terrain and breathtaking views made for an invigorating hike and great photos!

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Very peaceful. it was a nice wind down of the trails we had done earlier in the day.

hiking
Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A walking trail :)

hiking
Friday, February 02, 2018

nothing really to see that you don't see from the road. It's just a regular walking trail

hiking
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

fun trail to walk but not very spectacular.

hiking
Monday, October 23, 2017

It's really just a walk between the Grotto and the Zion Lodge. I used it as a cool down walk after coming down from the Hidden Canyon Trail. I'd skip it and take the shuttle unless you just prefer to walk.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

Nice easy trail with good views. Not a long trail but good addition to the Emerald Pool trails. Cools slot canyon that gives you a hint of what's to come if you plan to see the Narrows.

walking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Connection passage from Emerald lower pools to Lodge

hiking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

This is probably one of the least crowded hikes in the main (shuttle accessible) area of Zion NP. It was a nice break for the legs, too, as the hike is flat.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Simple trail with an incredible view.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Easy. Good for the opportunity to take pictures.

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