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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
5 hours ago

Easy hike, good for families and children. However, the trail was more crowded than I would have liked which made for a mediocre experience.

Impressive views from the top, but very limited shade on the way up. Our 5 and 7-year-olds hiked it, too.

We really enjoyed this hike. There were quite a few flies. But the meadows that lead up to the viewpoints were almost as good as the views themselves! Very tranquil.

A very good hike. Leave early, before 7:00 am. This is a wonderful hike if you beat the crowds and the mid day heat. Once in a lifetime personal challenge.

Very crowded.

hiking
21 hours ago

The views are breathtaking. The hike up is fun.

I've done this trail twice, once in May of 2013 and again in December of 2015. This trail has it all: waterfalls, overhanging cliffs, stream crossings, lush vegetation, rock-scrambling, and sandy tree-lined paths. In winter, the slick rocks will by icy so trust your shoes and balance. You're bound to find some deer as well as some canyon tree frogs at the upper pool. The upper pool is a great place to relax and eat a lunch. This is an excellent trail that will satisfy everyone!

Short trail. Shade, lush vegetation, flat, and well trafficked. Seeing a feeling thousand-year old, shale-filtered water is pretty cool. It's not recommended to drink it! The view down the canyon is also not one to be missed. Great hike for people of all ages.