Zion Lodge Virtual Tour
- Brief overview of Zion Lodge. A very short version of this tour. Includes a few photos of the lodge and cabins, and also photos of the interiors of typical guest rooms.
- References/ Bibliography. Sources for additional information on the lodge for those who want to research even deeper than what is offered here.
Birch Creek Support Buildings
When the Zion Lodge was built, support facilities that might be noisy or smelly were located a short distance down the canyon from the Lodge Complex at Birch Creek. This included the vehicle maintenance and storage areas, as well as the horse stables.
To get to the Birch Creek complex from the Lodge area, take the shuttle bus southbound and get off at the "Court of the Patriarchs" shuttle stop. After getting off the shuttle, walk down the dirt road toward the river. The Birch Creek complex is about a block from the shuttle stop. The Birch Creek complex buildings were built by the Union Pacific Railroad as support buildings for the Lodge. All of the buildings here were designed by Underwood.
The old Zion Cafeteria (Zion Inn) is now called the Nature Center and is adjacent to the South Campground. If driving, turn off highway 9 at the entrance to South Campground. The campground entrance is just north of the new park Visitor Center. Follow the Nature Center directional signs. There is a parking lot next to the Nature Center. If you are taking the shuttle bus, get off at either the Visitor Center, or the Zion Human History Museum shuttle stops. From there you will need to hike to South Campground, then follow the trail signs to the Nature Center. Here is the Park Service's Map of Zion Canyon.
Zion Park Trip. Jess & Julie's trip to Zion National Park. Lots of pictures of the park, and our personal review of Zion Lodge.
Xanterra Parks & Resorts
6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 600N
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
Phone: Toll-free within the U.S. 888.29.PARKS (888.297.2757) or
Outside the U.S. 303.29.PARKS (303.297.2757)
Website: Zion Lodge Reservations
Zion National Park, Written Historical and Descriptive Data, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), National Park Service, Denver, CO. A very good, detailed report on the historical structures in Zion, including building, trails, and bridges. Much of the information here came from this report.
Zion National Park, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey. Search results for "Zion National Park", primarily photos of the buildings taken in 1984 for the survey. From Library of Congress records.
If you have Google Earth on your computer, search for "Zion Lodge, Utah". Adjust the tilt to near horizontal. Google Earth has good resolution images of Zion Park and it is a fun way to explore the canyon in 3D.
Historic Hotels & Lodges