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Southwestern Utah Travel Guide

Planning Your Time

What brings you to Utah's southwest will determine how best to plan your time. If you're here for Zion National Park and only have a few days, for example, you might choose to forego visiting Cedar City or St. George. No matter which part you visit, however, driving time will take up a fair number of your hours. Zion National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante experiences are more outdoorsy and potentially exerting than ambling about St. George's downtown walking tour or attending a Shakespeare play in Cedar City. No one town is a convenient base for exploring the entire region. For Zion National Park, choose Springdale or Hurricane; for St. George or Cedar City, the cities themselves are the best bases of exploration.

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