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Planning your Utah canyoneering trip

The best way to Springdale, Utah

From LAX, American, Delta, Southwest, United, US Airways, Virgin America and Spirit offer nonstop service to Las Vegas, about a 160-mile drive from Springdale, Utah. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $118. You also can fly US Airways into Flagstaff, Ariz., which is about five hours from Springdale. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $366.


Desert Pearl Inn, 707 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale; (435) 772-8888, http://www.desertpearl.com. Rooms from $168, depending on season and availability

Best Western Zion Park Inn, 1215 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale; (435) 772-3200, tinyurl.com/d962w2f. Doubles from $149 a night.

Zion Park Motel, 865 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale; (435) 772-3251, http://www.zionparkmotel.com/index.html. Doubles from $64, depending on size and season.


Oscar's Café, 948 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale; (435) 772-3232, http://www.cafeoscars.com. Mexican and American, reasonably priced.

Spotted Dog Café, 450 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale; (435) 772-0700, http://www.zion-national-park-flanigans.com/Dog/index.html. Entrees $14-$32, dinner for two with drinks about $60.

Thai Sapa, 145 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale; (435) 772-0510, http://thaisapa.tripod.com. Thai, Indochinese, Japanese and Vietnamese food. Dinner for two with drinks about $40.


The following outfitters offer canyoneering trips near Zion:

Zion Adventures, 36 Lion Blvd., Springdale; (435) 772-1001, http://www.zionadventures.com. Canyoneering excursions from $125 a person, half-day; $155 full day.

Zion Rock & Mountain Guides, 1458 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale; (435) 772-3303, http://www.zionrockguides.com. Half-days start at $100 a person.

Red Desert Adventure, P.O. Box 5, Springdale; (435) 668-2888, http://www.reddesertadventure.com Full-day adventures from about $175 a person for two people.

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