Zion National Park in Utah is a popular destination in the Southwestern United states with beautiful views. It was the first national park in Utah and the best way to experience it is hiking among the high cliffs and through the narrow canyons. It is home to some very unique hikes, such as the Narrows where you walk for miles up a river with sheer canyon walls on either side of you, or hike the Angels Landing Trail with 21 switchbacks to the top for a great lookout. This geologically unique area has colorful sandstone canyons, high plateaus, and rock towers. Natural arches and exposed formations of the Colorado Plateau make up a large wilderness of diverse ecosystems. Route 9, which traverses the park from east to west, is open year-round to private vehicles. Be prepared for hazardous driving conditions during and immediately following storms. Icy spots remain through the winter.
Put this on your bucket list of hikes. It's short but a must do! We hiked this over Thanksgiving and it was extremely busy. We waited until evening to go. We wanted to watch the sun set. We were headed up when everyone else was coming down. Took a little longer to go the last .5 mile because of the narrow trail and a ton of people coming down. There were only two others up there with us when the sun was down. Had to use headlamps to get down. Great experience definitely going again.
Went over Thanksgiving and it was busy. We hit this hike first thing. Very well maintained trail and great views all the way to the top. Had to sit at the top for a bit and enjoy the view........ until it got a little crowed. Go early before the crowd gets there.
This was a surprisingly easy and fun trail. Parking was a challenge, but the hike wasn't. We left camp early enough to watch the sunrise over the canyon and saw a few bighorn sheep on the trail. Once the canyon was illuminated though, the trail got pretty busy.
Did this hike today-it was very muddy but overall an enjoyable hike. It does get pretty long on the way back. If you continue on the trail beyond the sign saying trail is done, you can get up to a nice rock area with a better view of the arch.