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Why Summer in Zion Park Is Such a Magical Time

Driftwood Lodge sits at the heart of this beautiful national treasure and offers easy access to some of the most important summertime locations you will want to visit. Overall, the combination of stunning landscapes, lush vegetation, outdoor activities, wildlife encounters, and the allure of starry nights makes summer in Zion National Park a truly magical time that captivates visitors from around the world.

The Perfect Weather

During the summer months, Zion experiences warm and sunny weather, making it an ideal time for outdoor activities.

The park’s high desert location ensures relatively dry conditions, with temperatures ranging from comfortably warm to hot. The pleasant weather allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the park’s stunning landscapes and enjoy various recreational opportunities.


Lush Vegetation

Summer brings an abundance of life to Zion National Park. The park’s diverse flora bursts into vibrant colors, with wildflowers in full bloom and greenery flourishing across the landscape. Learn more about all of the amazing flora in this guide.

The juxtaposition of the colorful vegetation against the towering red rock cliffs creates a visually captivating scene that feels almost otherworldly.

Our rooms offer a stunning view of the Virgin River, The Watchman, and other awe-inspiring sights and landmarks. When you stay with us, you are literally staying in Zion National Park!

There is nothing like watching a sunset over Zion from your balcony at Driftwood Lodge.


The Virgin River and many other water activities

The Virgin River flows through the heart of Zion National Park, carving out the iconic Zion Canyon. During the summer, the river’s flow increases due to the melting snow from the surrounding mountains. This creates opportunities for refreshing swims, river tubing, or simply relaxing by the riverbanks and listening to the soothing sound of the water.

Driftwood Lodge guests enjoy an on-site pool and hot tubs. Our rooms are located next to the Virgin River and offer easy access to the river beach.


Hiking and Outdoor Activities

Summer in Zion offers an array of outdoor activities and hiking opportunities for visitors. The park boasts an extensive network of trails that cater to different skill levels, from easy strolls to challenging hikes. Famous trails like Angel’s Landing and The Narrows are particularly popular during this time. Hiking through Zion’s stunning landscapes, surrounded by towering cliffs, canyons, and lush vegetation, creates a truly magical and awe-inspiring experience.


Wildlife Sightings

Summer is a prime time for wildlife sightings in Zion National Park. As the vegetation flourishes and the temperatures rise, animals become more active and visible. Visitors may encounter various species, including mule deer, bighorn sheep, wild turkeys, squirrels, and a rich variety of bird species. Observing these creatures in their natural habitat adds to the enchantment of the park.


Unforgettable Night Skies and Star-Watching

The summer nights in Zion are a treat for stargazers. The park’s remote location, far from city lights and light pollution, offers exceptionally clear and breathtaking night skies. The celestial display of stars, constellations, and, on occasion, shooting stars can be an awe-inspiring experience. Several stargazing programs and events are organized by the park to enhance visitors’ appreciation of the night skies.

If you are planning a trip to Zion National Park, there’s no better place to stay than Driftwood Lodge. We offer comfortable rooms with scenic views to help you get enough rest before and after your Zion Adventures!

As always, please contact us anytime for current weather conditions to help you plan your visit.

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