Stargazing at Zion



The stargazing in and around Zion is awe-inspiring. Springdale has strict dark-sky city ordinances to limit light pollution to enable prime stargazing. The dark night sky, filled with thousands of stars, rises above the jagged silhouette of the cliffs to frame an unforgettable view.


Eighty percent of Americans live in an area where they cannot see the Milky Way due to the light pollution of the cities. With little to no light pollution in Zion, the Milky Way is indeed milky: you can distinctly see the Milky Way band. Some LaFave guests have commented this is the first time they’ve ever truly seen it.


Two recommended hikes in Zion to view the night sky: Canyon Overlook Trail and Pa’rus Trail.