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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.

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!

This is not a trail. It’s a hike up the side of the mountain. You have to push through trees and shrubs. Not for the faint of heart.

Nice trails, not to strenuous. Is hike out again.

outstanding hike. leave early to avoid the crowds. bring a snack so you can eat at the top of angels landing. would not recommend if you are scared of hikes.

The best hike I've ever been on. So beautiful!!!

I have an emotional attachment to this hike. It is what made me fall in love with nature and the outdoors. The hike itself was very difficult because I am not accustomed to the altitude or humidity. The views are spectacular, and once you make it to the top of the trail you are overcome with a sense of awe before the landscape. The rock scramble is intense! Definitely not for the squeamish or those afraid of heights, but certainly for those looking for a challenge. I can't wait to go again! I have written a full review of the hike here, which you can read if you want more information about the hike:
https://adventuresinroamance.com/zions-angels-landing-the-hike-that-changed-my-life/

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A fun little hike that follows the Virginia river up from the Zion NP visitor center to till its terminus at Zion Park Blvd. An easy hike that allows for views of the pink and red sandstone cliffs that are the hallmark of Zion National Park. Would have like to have had more time in Zion, and will be going back, however being the beginning of spring break the park was crazy crowded.

Terrifying near the end and I went at a very low visitation time, on a weekday in late September late in the afternoon. Other people were the main thing that made it scary, that being said, I’ve been to all the big overlooks in Zion, and this one really did have the most spectacular view. To put the chain section in perspective, I did the 2 miles of Wally’s Wiggles and got to the ‘saddle’ in 30 minutes, and it took me another 30 to get from the saddle to the end with the chains, which is only a half mile! You have to go slow and be careful and let other people pass whenever you have room to safely do so. Did it in 2 hours round trip including time at the top. It was sort of empty by that point so I was able to run a lot of the way down.

Great trail. River crossings were fun to get across. Fun for older kids.

Such an amazing hike. Going back in 2018

Great warm up for a day of hiking!

This hike was so beautiful and majestic and I loved and hated it all at the same time, but loved it more. Just wore the wrong hiking shoes as the switchbacks were pretty steep on the incline. Overall, I enjoyed this trail, took our time taking photos and videos. Weather was nice and crisp as we hiked in mid feb. started to warm up when the sun hit us as we got higher in elevation. Would recommend this trail in the winter time right before spring when it’s not too hot yet. :) The view at the top is amazing.

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