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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.

Now this is a hike! There are several great spots along the way but nothing compares to reaching to top and looking out over the whole canyon. It has an amazing panoramic view of the park with Angels Landing jutting out of the canyon wall almost 1000 feet below. It's truly a view you must see.

By far my favorite hike in any National Park so far. Definitely not for the faint of heart but if you can manage steep cliffs and strenuous climbs it's absolutely worth the effort. It's a difficult hike for sure but well worth it in the end as the views are amazing from the top. Heavily trafficked trail so the earlier the better.

I can't even begin to describe the beauty of The Narrows. This "trail" is unbelievable and a must see when visiting Zion. Rent some waterproof waders and boots and hike as far up as you can. It's easily the most amazing part of the park. Bring a hiking stick because walking in knee deep water can be a bit rough and plan for a lot of time because you'll want to stop and take lots of photos. I already want to do it again.

Went last October and it was beautiful. Amazing sights from the top!

Was nice easy walk. Watch out for wildlife, heard a bear right off the trail and saw plenty of deer. Trail is icy in winter

Cool to see but if short on time you can probably cut this one out. In winter watch for black ice while walking up trail

Views are amazing at sunset! Great lookout point to see the mountains and canyons, not too hard of a hike, slippery at points so if it rains be careful

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Great walk for the dog with awesome views. Most of it is a paved road but does have access points to river. We saw some deer along the hike as well.

This hike was by far the most difficult I have ever attempted and it was well worth the effort. The view from the top is among the best I've seen! A deep valley can be seen that stretches for miles, it's a quite a site. Along the way there is a chain you will have to hold onto so that you won't fall. It's definitely risky but well worth it if you are visiting Zion.

Good option if short on time, made it up in 16 min before sunset at a brisk pace. Amazing views, worth the stop.

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