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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.

on Pa'rus Trail

22 hours ago

Dog friendly trail next to the virgin river.

A milestone hike for me. Agree with suggestions to start early. If using the Zion shuttle, catch the first one at 7 am...once you get to the cables (and returning) you will appreciate less traffic. I have a moderate fear of heights, so my advice to myself was not to look down until I was on solid footing! I did Yosemite Half Dome years ago, but the Angel's Landing section of cables is much more dramatic and cause for caution. Majestic and awesome views await.

Beautiful hike in October. Fall leaves are awesome! Aside from the steep stairs at the beginning, a fairly easy hike. Took my 5 and 9 year-old and they did pretty good. You cross the creek a lot...water was low enough the adults stayed dry, but the kids needed help across with their short legs. I clocked the length on my GPS watch and it was 6 miles round trip. The ending isn't spectacular, but the views along the way are worth hiking it all.

Fun trail but definitely not difficult. Get in the first shuttle at 7 am to avoid the crowds!

2 days ago

One of my top 5 hikes - A must do! There was a great camaraderie amongst the hikers which made this a fun hike. Everyone had a great sense of accomplishment when they reached the top. I have a modest fear of heights, but still had to do this. It will test most people's comfort level with the drop offs - don't look down. I'd not bring walking sticks as you won't want them after Scout's Lookout. We went early in the morning to avoid crowds. That was a plus when navigating the chains sections. We felt the first section of chains was the hardest to navigate.

2 days ago

My wife, son and I hiked to the end of Wall Street. On the way back we went about 30 minutes into Orderville Canyon. There were many people on the trail, but not the terrible crowds I was warned about. I think mid week is better to avoid crowds. Friday looked like it was packed with people. Orderville Canyon was fun. A bit more challenging as there were obstacles to traverse, but my son really enjoyed that part. The entire hike took us about 6 hours at a moderate pace. The water temp was low 50s and we rented pants in addition to socks and shoes. I think it made our time more enjoyable. We were never hot.

Very unique hike. We rented canyoneering shoes and walking sticks which I highly recommend if you're going beyond the trail into the river. After about a mile on a paved trail you continue to the river for up to another 3-4 miles. You'll pretty much always be in the water which can be up to waist deep. The hike is totally flat but takes a lot of energy because you have to constantly pay attention to where you're stepping in the water. 1000 foot walls on either side... haven't done anything like that before. Only downside is that it's a very busy hike, lots of people.

In a lot of ways this was almost the equal of Angel's Landing but less difficult. Good alternative if you want some difficult passes (narrow trails in a rock face with chains for stability) and some (almost) equally great views. At the top you can continue past the end of the official trail into a narrow canyon. Requires some scrambling but definitely worth it. Wear layers on this one, it's hot on the way up but much cooler in the shady canyon.

Maybe worth doing if you have lots of time in Zion but if you only have a few days there are significantly better options.

Amazing. More mentally than physically taxing (if you have any discomfort with hikes) but definitely a strenuous hike. Tons of people on the trail, go as early as you can. Avoid wearing lots of weight or a big backpack if you can, there are sections on the ascent where that can make you feel less stable.

please note...this hike is in zion natl park. therefore NO DOGS allowed.

Spectacular beautiful hike- not recommended for little kids in the fall- water too cold. My 8&13yr old enjoyed it. My 2 doxies also managed! Highly recommend-

We just did this hike last Saturday. Started at Lava Point and hiked to the Grotto Trail head with Tom Saxon, Karl Rosette and myself. According to the map and trail markings the hike is a little over 13 miles. It took us a little over 6.5 hours to complete we only stopped a couple times. Expect full sun exposure during the majority of this hike. I took 200 ounces of water and used almost all of it. The trail is well marked super easy to follow. I would rate this hike slightly above moderate in difficulty. There are a couple steep climbs but nothing crazy if you take your time. We only seen a couple other hikers until we got near Boy Scout overlook at Angels Landing. It got really crowded at Angels landing. The views are incredible 100% worth the pain.

6 days ago

Amazing trail in an amazing National Park. I would rate it as easy though, not hard.

6 days ago

Very fun!!!!! Scrambling required!
Bugs inside canyon FYI!