Thing to Do

Grotto Trail

A tan path crossing green grass into a stand of trees. A red sandstone mountain is to the left.
View from the Grotto Trail


The Grotto Trail is an easy, 1.0 mi (1.6 km) round trip hike that connects the Zion Lodge to The Grotto Picnic Area. This relatively flat and shaded hike is good for a leisure walk in the park, or it can be combined with the Emerald Pools and Kayenta Trails to create a loop. Look for wildlife such as birds, turkey, and deer along this walk.

Restrooms are available at both the Lodge and the Grotto.
15-45 Minutes
The Grotto Trail connects shuttle stop #5 at the Zion Lodge to shuttle stop #6 at The Grotto.
Pets Allowed
Park entrance fees apply. 
The Grotto Trail can be accessed from behind the shuttle stop at the Zion Lodge (shuttle stop #5) or behind the restrooms at The Grotto (shuttle stop #6).
Year Round
Time of Day
Any Time
Accessibility Information
Unpaved, sandy trail that climbs 35 ft (11 m) of elevation. The trail is mostly wide and flat, but one section is rocky and narrow.

Zion National Park

Last updated: January 12, 2022