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Loads of New Options in Utah’s Greater Zion

Cool lodging choices, an improved golf experience, a family-friendly attraction, a tasting room with three types of beverages, and more.

By Beth Buehler

Located in the southwest corner of Utah, Greater Zion, is welcoming 2023 with new glamping options, the groundbreaking for a St. George hotel, significant improvements at Coral Canyon Golf Course, and more.

Coral Canyon Golf Course in Washington CREDIT Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office

Golf & Beverages

Coral Canyon Golf Course in Washington recently debuted a new and improved 18-hole course. Originally opened in 2000, Coral Canyon recently invested nearly $3 million to make the 7,200-yard, par-72 course better than ever. Improvements at the course include new bunkers, cart paths and irrigation, along with thicker turf and renovations to Bistro 72.

Southern Utah’s largest craft brewery, Silver Reef Brewing Co., now has a store and tasting room in St. George. Based on their craft brewing success, Silver Reef has developed a line of locally distilled spirits and has a sister vineyard, Chanela Vineyards, also in Greater Zion. The new Silver Reef Brewing Co. locatin offers tastings and sales of the brand’s beer, wine, and spirits.

Behind the scenes at Silver Reef Brewing Co. CREDIT Greater Zion Convention & Tourism Office

Glamping & Lodging Options

Zion Wildflower Resort is expanding its lodging options by opening 40 luxury glamping tents in 2023. Located in Virgin, near the Kolob Terrace section of Zion National Park, the resort currently offers a mix of covered wagons, canvas tents, and bungalows. The new glamping tents offer more space than the current canvas tents and also include private bathroom suites. Zion Wildflower also will debut a number of new amenities in 2023, including cooling pools and a clubhouse with on-site dining options and dedicated space for meetings and events.

AutoCamp is bringing its Airstream glamping oasis to Greater Zion, with reservations starting in May 2023. The new AutoCamp Zion will offer a mix of Airstreams, luxury tents, accessible suites, and X Suites. The site is located outside of Zion National Park with the Virgin River meandering through the property and views of Gooseberry Mesa, popular for mountain biking. The Clubhouse is available for semi-private small groups and exclusive use with a full buyout. A meeting room is available with the option to divide into 720-square-foot and 480-square-foot spaces. In 2023, AutoCamp also is adding new properties near Sequoia National Park and in California Texas Hill Country and Asheville, North Carolina,.

Atara, an Autograph Collection Resort & Residences in St. George, has announced a 2023 ground breaking and expected opening in 2025. Set in the new 3,350-acre Desert Color community, Atara will feature a blend of 138 hotel rooms and suites and 136 residence villas, as well as large indoor and outdoor conference spaces. A large pool complex, spa, four dining outlets, and customized outdoor adventures through an on-site outfitter also are highlights.

For groups interested in involving family members in meeting and event travels, the new Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Zion Utah, located minutes from Sand Hollow State Park, might be a perfect fit. The park will feature 74 campsites, 10 cabins, miniature golf, gemstone mining, and a large waterpark with eight bodies of water, two giant hot tubs, and a 500-foot lazy river with beach access.