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Best Trails in Zion National Park

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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 Angels Landing Trail
1 day ago

hiking

Great hike. Took us about five hours total. Take Gatorade. At the end of west rim trail right before the ascent to angels landing ran into a lot of people exhausted and dizzy.

on Many Pools Hike Trail
1 day ago

hiking

This was a fantastic trail that is off the beaten path with Zion NP. The directions are wrong, the hike is about a mile east of the second tunnel when one is heading from Springdale. The hike itself is fairly easy if you have shoes with traction as the hike is mostly on slanted rock. The pools are very pretty although the water is pretty stagnant so i would not recommend swimming in them.

on Kanarra Creek Canyon Trai...
1 day ago

This was a very fun trail! Beautiful scenery. Even my little 4 year old did it. Be prepared to get your feet wet. In some spots there is no way around the water. We would do it again for sure.

on Middle Fork Taylor Creek ...
1 day ago

Great scenery. Red cliffs. It's also a very good nature trail with lots to see. Easy walking for the most part. Many water crossings. Hour and half walk in. Take plenty of water and wear a sun hat.

on Angels Landing Trail
2 days ago

Difficult and would not recommend for kids, or anyone who is inexperienced or has a serious fear of heights. It is very narrow and steep at parts but totally worth the views. Favorite hike ever.

on Angels Landing Trail
2 days ago

on Kanarra Creek Canyon Trai...
3 days ago

It's a rough start but once you hit the river it's well worth it. Beautiful and fun. You will get your feet wet. Plenty of families traveling the trail.

on Zion Narrows Trail to Ups...
3 days ago

hiking

Great trail due to novelty. The entire trail is pretty much hiking in the river upstream. Our group hiked about 10 miles total. Hiked to a tall waterfall that was a little difficult to climb up so we decided that it was a good time to head back. Weather here can be unpredictable because it started to rain and there was a flash flood a few minutes after we got back to the parking lot. Good thing we made it back in time!

on Angels Landing Trail
4 days ago

hiking

Great view. not for those afraid of heights as there is a section were you need to use the chain.

on East Rim Trail to Observa...
4 days ago

hiking

Beautiful hike. Beautiful scenery along the way. look down on angels landing and the canyon. Done this one a few times.

on Angels Landing Trail
4 days ago

hiking

One of my favorite trails!! Lots of people which can be a bit of a downside but the views and climb are worth it! Not for those with a fear of heights--although you could just hike up the switchbacks to Scout's Landing and still get some of the experience.

on Kanarra Creek Canyon Trai...
4 days ago

hiking

Fantastic, Scenic, Little-Known 100% awesome Slot Canyon Experience. Highly Recommended. Pretty easy.

on Angels Landing Trail
4 days ago

The hike is amazing, but going up the chains have run into "traffic jams" which causes long delays. Hiking etiquette is not universally known.

on Angels Landing Trail
4 days ago

Have hiked this many times. Make sure the weather is accommodative to do the last 1/2 mile - very steep and technical. Not for the faint of heart - have seen people holding on frozen for dear life crying along this last leg. Know your limits before going the last part.

on Kanarra Creek Canyon Trai...
5 days ago

hiking

Gorgeous! I suggest you get there early. $10 to park cash only (just wish that went towards keeping those porter potties a little bit more decent, they're horrid) Anyway, beautiful hike. You will get your shoes wet, no other way around it. Went up the first ladder then stopped cause didn't know there was another one. Bummed about that but it's defin a must hike! Will be going back soon.

on Many Pools Trail
6 days ago

hiking

This trail is a hidden treasure of Zion National Park. Not really a trail it's more of an open canyon made of sandstone. Therefore there's a decent amount of rock scrambling, but nothing dangerous about it. That being said, the kids loved this hike more than any other in Zion. The rock scrambling was more like a playground than a hike for the kids.
The trail is appropriately named. There are several dozen pools that all connect to each other and flow slowly from one pool into another. And they are all gorgeous. We also saw a herd of big horn sheep up on the bluffs above us.
FYI, I've only visited this trail once and it was in February when there was snow run-off in the mountains above to supply the pools. I've heard that in the summer the pools become dried up some what and full of pond scum (which doesn't sound as pretty).

on Angels Landing Trail
8 days ago

hiking

My new top #2 hike! (Can't replace my #1 - my home, Kalalau, sorry.)
LOVED it even though it showed me all the stair master hours I've done ain't nuthing compared to this!
So fun climbing the chain's, and then overlooking both sides of the mountain and seeing the wonderful colours of the walls that surround it.
I was only there for 5? hrs and the 30$ fee was worth that hike for me. SO glad I went!!! (Because that 30$ seemed a bit much for a hike hah.)

on Zion National Park
9 days ago

hiking

Easily one of my favorite parks, lots of people but not crowded