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Zion National Park, located in Southern Utah, is a popular destination in the Southwestern United states with beautiful views and a unique landscape. It was the first national park in Utah and and is best experienced hiking among the high cliffs and through the narrow canyons. The park is home to some very popular hikes and sights - it is truly a hiker's park. On the Narrows you walk for miles up a river with sheer canyon walls on either side of you. The Angels Landing Trail has 21 switchbacks to the top of Angels Landing which boasts a spectacular canyon overlook. The East Rim Trail takes you to Observation Point, the highest point in the park. The Subway Trail is a unique slot canyon trail that traverses through the left fork of North Creek. The Kayenta Trail is a great option for families with canyon views and provides access to other trails in park. The Emerald Pools trail is a paved trail that starts from the Zion Lodge and takes you to Lower Emerald Pool and from there a sandy and rocky trail to the Upper Emerald Pool at the base of a cliff. West Rim Trail is a two night backpacking trail takes you to from the Grotto trailhead to Lava Point and offers spectacular views of the park. You can also rent bikes and ride the Pa’rus trail within the park to observe the main canyon of the park in a short amount of time. The lesser known area of Kolob Canyon, located on Kolob Terrace Road, contains trails such as the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek Trail and the Kolob Arch Trail. Many people access the Kolob Canyon area from the scenic drive located off I-15 exit #40. Many of the zion hikes require permits, which you can pick up from the visitor center prior to heading out on your hike. Aside in addition to the excellent hiking trails, 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. This area is prone to flash floods so be prepared for hazardous driving conditions during and immediately following storms. Icy spots remain through the winter.

My favorite of all Zion hikes. Have done it multiple times. Winter and summer.

A truly unique hiking experience with 95% of the hike in water for feet wet fun. A good pair of water shoes is important for support against twisting an ankle on the river stones. Whether you hike a short distance or further up the slot canyon this is a bucket list trail.

The walk up was very slippery. With as many people as they have walking this short hike I would think they could at least shovel this off. The views were nice.

Short hike with beautiful views at the end. Fairly easy for all ages.

Wonderful views from the top. Worth the trip.

Top three best hikes I’ve ever done, arguably #1. Will certainly challenge those with a healthy fear of heights!

Winter is the time to go! Less people, easy access, and amazing views! Be sure to bring spikes or it could be more exciting!

I loved this hike! So many different terrains that made the hike challenging but worth it. Loved walking by slot canyons, and the view at the summit is breathtaking. Wear good trail running shoes though, I wore the wrong hiking boots and by the time I reached the summit I had blisters! My own fault! Hiked mid February so it was brisk at the beginning and in the shade, but still warmed up half way up the trail. Saw some snow!

A great trail, well worth the effort to get to top. View is the best. Be sure to do the Loop out at top, you won’t be sorry. Good for most ages, and watch for Bighorn Sheep as you go up!

Very interesting hike! I'd suggest renting the gear at this time of year. We were very warm no issues with it. Great views. Not too strenuous

Quick, easy hike. Interesting one with lots of variances. Great view

Fun little hike with a lot to see. Did this hike at the spur of the moment on our way out of the park. It was an easy trail but don’t take it for granted. We had already changed our shoes and wished we had our hiking shoe back on. Very cool rock formations up at the observation area.

We did this hike today and it was amazing! We started at the Weeping Rock trailhead at the bottom of the canyon. Switch backs are long and steep especially since they were covered in snow and ice. The view from the top was awesome but our favorite part was coming through the slot canyon. Would highly recommended this hike. It was every bit of 8+ miles.

Epic hike. I didn’t do the last portion - far too many people even in the winter and even early morning. Not sure why people think their little kids should be doing that last portion. Anyway the hike up to scouts lookout had plenty of amazing views that I’ll never forget.

Amazing experience!!! Def a must on the bucket list.

This was our fist hike in Zion. We made our way back by Kayenta Trail to the Grotto trail. It was a fun hike and the snow made it even more interesting. Easy first day hike.

My husband, sister, and I had the best time on this hike. We go hiking often and rated this as one of our top five hikes and had such an unforgettable experience. It snowed this morning when we completed the hike. The weather left the trail sparse but incredibly enjoyable to us, who are accustomed to the snow being from the Midwest. The views from the top are incredible. This is hike is a must, if you are in Zion!

We added this short trail on to our day after we did Angel's Landing. It snowed today but it made for a wonderful experience. The hike was an easy but beautiful hike. We are glad that we were able to see it.

We did this trail as our first hike in Zion. It was very pretty but very busy. We saw both the Lower and Upper Emerald Pools. We talked with a park ranger who was hiking the trail at the same time as we were. He suggested taking the Kayenta Trail after the pools and then the Grotto Trail to make a beautiful loop.

We rented the gear and went up to Floating Rock until the water began to rise higher than our hips. My husband and I hike quite a bit and the Narrows has to be one of my top five hikes. It was such a beautiful, albeit challenging, hike. We are so happy to have done this!

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