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YOUR ZION + SOUTHERN UTAH ADVENTURE

Grafton Ghost Town - Things to do around Zion National Park

If you are a history buff, prepare to nerd out on this quaint little ghost town right outside Zion National Park. Grafton was established in 1859 by Mormon settlers who built their homes here in hopes of flourishing cotton crops & farming.

Although the Virgin River has swept out most of the original community, a few houses, a schoolhouse and a graveyard still remain. A visit to this well preserved part of early Mormon history will make will feel like you stepped into an 1800's time portal!


LOCATION

8 miles east of Zion National Park - About a 20 min drive due to slow speed limits and unpaved roads. A 30 minute drive from Hurricane and 1 hour drive from Saint George.


DIRECTIONS

From Springdale, head east toward Rockville, UT. Turn left onto "Grafton Road," also officially marked as Bridge Road. From there, you will continue straight for 3.3 miles until the road drops into Grafton Ghost Town. You will see available parking areas.

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WITH OUR WITHOUT KIDS?

This is an activity the kids will absolutely love! Walk the grounds, read about the history of the town on the information signs, and let the kids explore to their hearts content. Help them imagine what it would have been like for the kids living and going to school in Grafton back in