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Zion National Park is one of the most stunning national parks in the entire world. With remarkable hikes, gorgeous canyons, wildlife, and more, this national park in Utah definitely deserves to be on your bucket list. And with so many Zion National Park vacation rentals available, there’s no reason to stay at just some mediocre motel. In fact, within 30 miles of Zion National Park are some of the most charming, beautiful, and comfortable vacation rentals around. Whether you want to spend the weekend with a loved one or a full week with the entire family, here are seven bucket-list-worthy vacation rentals at Zion National Park that you need to check out.

Are there any other bucket-list-worthy vacation rentals at Zion National Park within a 30-mile radius that you would add to this list? Or Zion National Park cabins? Let us and your fellow travelers know in the comments!

Looking for a place to eat while exploring the park? Check out Oscar’s Cafe in Springdale.

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What are the best trails in Zion National Park? 

Now that you’ve found a Zion National Park vacation rental, take a look at some of the best trails in Zion National Park

  • Emerald Pools Trail: This easy hike is a three-mile loop with three sections to take in. Along the way, you’ll see canyons, several pools, waterfalls, and gorgeous vegetation.
  • The Narrows: This is a strenuous 12-mile out-and-back hike that takes you through a spectacular slot canyon, with both hiking and wading through water (level dependent on recent weather).
  • Angels Landing Trail: If you want to get the best views in the park, head to this five-mile out-and-back trail. It is rated as challenging and does involve holding onto chains as you traverse over a very narrow path.


What other national parks are in Utah?

It’s certainly not just Zion National Park in Utah. Check out the other four national parks in Utah:

  • Arches National Park: Located in Grand County, this 73,000-acre park is home to over 2,000 natural sandstone arches. Among the fun activities here include biking, camping, hiking, and horseback riding. It’s also an International Dark Sky Park.
  • Canyonlands National Park: This park is located in southeastern Utah. Here, you’ll find spires, mesas, and pinnacles throughout its 257,640 acres. The most popular activities here include biking, boating, hiking, camping, and climbing.
  • Capitol Reef National Park: Located in south-central Utah, this park is 241,904 acres. Its biggest draws are the 7.9-mile Capitol Reef National Park Scenic Drive, the Chimney Rock pillar, and much more.
  • Bryce Canyon National Park: You’ll find this 35,835-are park in southern Utah. The beauty of this park lies in its 12 hoodoos and amphitheaters. You can also hike, bike, and horseback here.


What are the best state parks in Utah?

Aside from the five national parks, there are 43 state parks in the Beehive State. Check out some of the best state parks in Utah:

  • Kodachrome Basin State Park: Located in Cannonville, this park is named after a brand of Kodak film known for its vibrant colors. Visitors will be amazed at the variety of colors within the 67 sandstone spires within this 2,240-acre park.
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park: You’ll find this 3,730-acre state park over in Kanab. Take an ATV out to explore the pink and red-hued sands for epic fun. Another fun activity here is sandboarding. Or just roam the desert to your hearts' content, like I did!

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