Temple of the Sinawava

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Temple of the Sinawava

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Take the Zion Canyon Shuttle to the last stop and explore the breathtaking scenery at the northern end of the canyon.

Discover a natural sanctuary at the Temple of the Sinawava in Zion National Park. The area is named after the Paiute tribe’s coyote deity. If you’re lucky you may see a real coyote lope past you in this rugged paradise.

To get to the Temple of Sinawava, hop on the Zion Canyon Shuttle at the Visitor Center and ride it to the very last stop. The shuttle runs regularly between March and October. See some of the park’s most scenic attractions, such as Weeping Rock and Court of the Patriarchs, along the shuttle’s route.

The Temple of Sinawava deserves its ethereal name. Navajo sandstone, a red rock unique to the western United States, dominates the landscape. Walk into the dramatic natural amphitheater surrounded by soaring rock walls. Lush vegetation and leafy trees dot the landscape, while water tumbles down from the cliff tops above. Take a photo of the stately Pulpit, a dramatic rock formation that juts up into the sky.

Hike along the Riverside Walk, a 2-mile (3.2-kilometer) round trip which begins at the Temple of Sinawava. The paved path is a very popular one and accessible for most visitors. Follow the trail along the river to the famous Zion Narrows. Here, the sandstone walls close in, creating a dramatic sluiceway. Wade in the Narrows and enjoy the stunning views. Continue the adventure along the more rugged territory upstream or continue back to the shuttle stop the way you came.

Be alert for the birds and animals that make their homes in Zion National Park. See mule deer ambling by at dusk or blue herons fishing for their next meal. Don’t be surprised if the park’s famous greedy squirrels approach you hoping for a snack.

Take a complimentary tram ride from Zion Lodge to the Temple of Sinawava. Listen to the informative narration and learn about your surroundings as your drive.

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Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
2.5 out of 5
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The price is $139 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 15
Stay at this cabin in Orderville. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in our reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,047 reviews)
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Reviewed on Apr 24, 2022

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Zion Lodge - Inside The Park
Zion Lodge - Inside The Park
3 out of 5
1 Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, Springdale, UT, 84767
The price is $237 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Springdale. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (558 reviews)
"We’ve passed the long hike stage, but enjoyed the rustic charm of the Lodge similar to what we have enjoyed over a lifetime. The Zion drive was wonderful, albeit a bit crowded traveling. Thank you for your hospitality."

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FreeSpirit Cabin. Peaceful, Secluded, Walk into East Zion
FreeSpirit Cabin. Peaceful, Secluded, Walk into East Zion
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5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Superb location close to Zion and to less traveled hikes into the park. Quiet and private setting. We didn't use the fire pit but it would have been wonderful, we were just too busy with hikes and sightseeing. Overall well stocked and ownerwas responsive in helping us find a few things we needed. ..."

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FreeSpirit Cabin. Peaceful, Secluded, Walk into East Zion
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Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
2.5 out of 5
Twin Knolls Rd, Orderville, UT, 84755
The price is $139 per night from Jun 14 to Jun 15
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort
Zion Lodge - Inside The Park
Zion Lodge - Inside The Park
3 out of 5
1 Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, Springdale, UT, 84767
The price is $237 per night from May 18 to May 19
Zion Lodge - Inside The Park
FreeSpirit Cabin. Peaceful, Secluded, Walk into East Zion
FreeSpirit Cabin. Peaceful, Secluded, Walk into East Zion
Mount Carmel, UT
FreeSpirit Cabin. Peaceful, Secluded, Walk into East Zion
Live Simply Cabin, East Zion National Park
Live Simply Cabin, East Zion National Park
Mount Carmel, UT
Live Simply Cabin, East Zion National Park
Log Cabin Zion Retreat. East Zion National Park
Log Cabin Zion Retreat. East Zion National Park
Mount Carmel, UT
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Zion's Cable Mountain Trail Head Cabin sleeps 6 boarders East Zion National Park
Zion's Cable Mountain Trail Head Cabin sleeps 6 boarders East Zion National Park
Mount Carmel, UT
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Zion Red Rock Ranch - Borders Zion's National Park, Hiking Trails, Hot tub
Zion Red Rock Ranch - Borders Zion's National Park, Hiking Trails, Hot tub
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Zion Red Rock Ranch - Borders Zion's National Park, Hiking Trails, Hot tub
BRAND NEW Mountain home on the border of Zion National Park
BRAND NEW Mountain home on the border of Zion National Park
Orderville, UT
BRAND NEW Mountain home on the border of Zion National Park
Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Log Cabin for your ALL YEAR relaxation by Zion National Park
Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Log Cabin for your ALL YEAR relaxation by Zion National Park
Orderville, UT
Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Log Cabin for your ALL YEAR relaxation by Zion National Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.