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scenic driving
2 days ago

Short hike to amazing views, we spent a couple hours here enjoying the scenery. Horseshoe Bend is a must see, but pretty busy spot.

Did Observation Point, then more on the East Rim trail to Cable Mountain. Really great views, loved it!

hiking
4 days ago

6 days ago

An easy walk with stunning views the whole way! We walked from the visitors center to Canyon Village, then also walked another mile or so between two of the lookout points on the Red Line, which was much quieter and had even better views. This is a great trail with lots of interesting geology and history along the way.

Easy. Good to do on a day when you wanna do a bunch of stuff. Pretty

Great hike as it showed just how varied and beautiful the landscape is in Zion National Park. I would rate easy-moderate. Don’t forget to take some of the side trails to the canyon rim on your way up and back
Saw very few people on the East Mesa part but the final approach and point are busy.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice guided hike looks awesome.

hiking
8 days ago

Busy but worth it! Stay hydrated ok

hiking
9 days ago

Totally amazing

hiking
12 days ago

This hike did not disappoint! started at 9 am and finished by 430, but we really really took our time. the weather was gorgeous and our hiking boots and smart wool socks were fine for the hike. perhaps bring an extra pair of socks or get neoprene if youre worried. this time of year the water didnt even touch our ankles. be prepared to climb and navigate
the hike is not too difficult but definitely is technical. also, be prepared to work your butt off when Climbing back out.

one of my favorite hikes ever

hiking
12 days ago

Another wonderful hike in Zion. This was a long day hike. We felt the warnings that came with this hike might have been overkill. “Route finding required” basically just means there isn’t a paved path; there’s multiple paths braiding both sides of the river. Other than the hike in and out of the valley, the hike is not challenging, but it is still a long day.

The subway was rad, and a main reason for visiting Zion. It’s a must do trip if you can get a permit.

I really loved this hike. Slot canyons for days. We turned around shortly after Wall Street. Pro Tip: travel is really slow, our pace was just over 1 mile/hour. Normally we move over 3 /hour.

walking
13 days ago

Nice to see! We made this a pit stop on our drive from Flagstaff to Zion. We had a 10:30 am antelope canyon tour so stopped by here before. It was cool to see but not the best lighting yet at 8:30 in the morning. It’s a quick pit stop. Spent about 35 min here. Came back after our tour finished at noon because we weren’t in a hurry to get to Zion. Lighting was much better. Would recommend to see if you’re in the area. Not something I would go out of my way for though.

Very fun hike to do with kids. Did this with my wife and 9 year old son and had a blast! Took most of the day but worth it. If you plan to bring kids, make sure you check out the water levels. You can also check in with a ranger before you go to see what the likelihood for flooding is. One thing I read people raving about was the canyoneering shoes you can rent outside the gate and how much they recommend them. We all rented for maybe 20/25 bucks a pair. My wife and son liked them, but my pair just kept the water in the boot all day and by the end they were really sore and pruny. Might invest in something waterproof that drains the water more efficiently.

so, it's fun, it's just a walk in and out of water in a deep canyon. great views. we would have been fine in keens and shorts. maybe cold up till may. if you do not have shoes then rent only them its twice as much for pants

Oh heck yes!! This was on my bucket list and worth every single penny!

Crowded but worth it.

Go for sunrise! View is amazing, tourists are not.

We started out by renting gear at Zion Outfitters in Springdale. For $45 each, we were given waterproof pants and boots, neoprene socks, and a sturdy wooden walking stick. The water level in the creek varied from ankle to thigh deep. The water was 50 degrees..In areas where the water was not clear, you need to be aware of submerged rocks that can cause you to fall We hiked as far as Floating Rock and then turned back. I think we hiked a.bout six miles. This hike was a good change of pace.
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Just returned from visiting one of most photographed canyon
It should be on Bucket list of every body

Amazing hike! It took close to 3 hours, but I made a lot of stops to take pictures. Take some time to relax and enjoy the view at cedar ridge. It’s not a difficult hike if you’re into hiking. The last bit can be a bit tiring if you’re not accustomed to hiking since it’s steep! Beautiful hike. I had one day in Grand Canyon and hats the one I chose to do, and I’m happy with my selection :)

Fun stop at sunrise. Trail is sandy and descends to the viewpoint and is great to fly down. Canyon rim will be filled with photographers, but plenty of room to wander. Fairly flat areas to just run free and explore on the red rock await at the end of trail.

Amazing! Would do it again and highly recommend it to anyone. Easy hike/walk for all.

walking
22 days ago

Showed up for sunrise. No disappointment here. If in the area definitely worth the stop!

nature trips
22 days ago

Friendly guide and even took time to take our pictures in the canyon. Amazing to see how water can shape the sandstone into interesting shapes and passages. There were 15 in our group. Paid about 100 dollars for the both of us.

hiking
22 days ago

Don’t forget to breathe! ;)

Breathtaking.

hiking
23 days ago

Definitely wouldn’t rate this trail as hard. I’d say its more like moderate. The hardest part is climbing back up the steep canyon, took a few stops to catch my breath. Bring water shoes and water socks makes it a bit easier on yourself. We had water leggings also but did not wear them. We didn’t get into the water at the end to see the water fall as it’s October and it was too cold. Bring snacks, a good pair of hiking shoes to hike in then bring something water proof to change into. If you are debating on bringing your professional camera you can it will be safe make sure you have a dry bag for extra safety. We did this hike late as we drove that morning 4 hours to get there and also had a difference in an hour in the time change. We began around 1130 which the ranger said we are starting off late after picking up permits, and we got out around 530pm. It was cold but we layered and were ok

hiking
24 days ago

There are very few times in my life that I have seen something that has given me goosebumps the first time I laid eyes on it ... Horseshoe Bend was one of them.

Maybe it was because of how dark it was (we arrived for sunrise) or because of the vastness of the canyon and how perfectly shaped the horseshoe was, but its pure and utter natural beauty almost brought tears to my eyes.

We got up around 5 am on 10/16 after camping about a mile or two down the road from the Wahweap Overlook. After packing up our tent and heading to the trailhead, we arrived at the parking lot around 5:45 am. This was just in time to snag a perfect spot on the rocks overlooking the bend, only having to share it with one other photographer. In total, we probably shared the view with 15 other people, but I'll take that every day over the swarm of tourists that congregated at the parking lot at noon the day prior.

The "hike" itself is just a short walk up and down a small hill. It was 100 percent worthwhile to get up early to catch the majesty of this scenic viewpoint at its most perfect hour. I don't doubt that sunset here is also impeccable, but I'd rather do without the crowds.

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