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the unpaved Grotto Trail with Angels Landing in the distance (Zion National Park) -- © 2015 Joe Braun Photography

A Stroll from the Zion Lodge to the Grotto:

The Grotto Trail is a short half a mile trail that starts at the Zion Lodge (the 5th stop for the Zion Canyon Shuttle) and ends at the Grotto trailhead and picnic area (the 6th stop). The trail is almost completely level as it follows the canyon floor though a pleasant wooded meadow and then runs alongside the Zion Canyon Road before ending at the Grotto.

Easy leisurely stroll
Zion Lodge and The Grotto Trailheads (stops 5 and 6 for the Zion Canyon Shuttle)
Time Required:
20-45 minutes
.6 miles
Elevation Change:
mostly level

While this trail is not a destination hike, it makes for a short and pleasant stroll, especially in the morning or early evening hours or on a cloudy day when temperatures are moderate. A few hiking ideas:

Fun Facts about the Grotto Trail:

Grotto Trail Map

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