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.
Paved trail throught. It is an elevation but totally worth it. It took us about 4 hours to and fro including about 30 min stop at the summit. We did it in Feb and there was not much crowd which is what we prefer. I can see how this trail can be brutal in summer.
Absolutely beautiful trail. Mostly paved until you reach the last 1/2 mile and then it's a scramble up the spine to the top. This is not a trail for the faint of heart, you feel very exposed at times with 1000+ foot shear cliffs feet from the trail on either side. It's well worth it - the view from angel's landing is incredible. Must-hike trail in Zion. I'd recommend going in the offseason, we hiked this in early February and I wouldn't want I go up and down the sketchy part with any more hikers on the trail than there were that day...plus the weather was absolutely perfect.