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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. 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.

hiking
12 hours ago

Great hike to do before Angels Landing. Kind of gives you a mini experience with chains. There are some slippery parts so wear good shoes. Saw a pair of owls before you get to the arch which is where you turn around. Beautiful hike.

hiking
12 hours ago

Wonderful experience. We got to the start at about 9am on a Friday. Suggest getting there earlier as the traffic during the last 1/2 mile was pretty congested. I watched many YouTube videos before I went on hike and to be honest it wasn't as scary as it appeared on the videos. We did hike Hidden Canyon the day before which does have some sections with chains which did help prepare for Angels Landing.

Very nice trail. Definitely go early as it gets crowded on the top. We arrived at the top around 0830 and had to navigate heavy traffic coming down. Well maintained and the chains at the top were a big help. A sign explains Traffic control on the top would be awesome as a lot of people don't understand the importance of sharing the trails up and down.

hiking
17 hours ago

this is a great trail! however it is 16km round trip! not 10km!! lots of rocks and crossing the river about 10 times before reaching the subway... great trail!!!

Awesome place! It was an amazing hike up to the summit! Im glad that I chose Angels Landing for my first summit hike at Zion National Park!

If you can manage to get on the first bus and hike quickly I believe this is the best view in the park. Yes better than angels landing.

hiking
19 hours ago

Best at sunrise hands down.

Overhyped in my opinion. Just a big slot canyon.

hiking
22 hours ago

Fantastic. Believe the hype. Only downside is it's as crowded as you would expect. Early start is best. Several traffic jams on the way back down on a Saturday around 11AM.

I combined observation point then went hidden canyon and then a quick easy but beautiful weeping rock. The whole combination gave me a huge variety from switch back, canyon walk, hight plateau, gorgeous view from the top, scrambling in quiet canyon to a rain forest in the desert. The best hike combination I did in Zion.

hiking
1 day ago