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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.

Easy out and back paved trail that crosses the Virgin River and ends at a beautiful waterfall set back from the valley.

hiking
18 hours ago

Short, moderate difficulty trail with a steep climb. At the top there is a landing with a nice view under an overhang with a gentle waterfall.

hiking
18 hours ago

Easy paved trails with waterfalls, clear pools, and a nice view in to the valley.

Beautiful paved trail along the virgin river. An absolute must for anyone seeking an easy trail with excellent views.

Challenging hike with a long, steep, steady climb. The reward is absolutely worth it, with a panoramic view of the entire park from observation point. Given a choice, I absolutely recommend this trail over angel's landing, as it actually gives better views and is far less crowded. Be aware that this is an out and back hike, with no shortcuts, crossover points, or rest stops.

Loved this hike. It is difficult, but well worth the trek. We also got to see a big horned sheep on the way up. If you have the time, I would highly recommend it. The views are incredible!

hiking
22 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful trail. It's a good idea to start early as it does get crowded. It took me 40 minutes to get up to where the chains start and then another 30 to get to the absolute top. The additional 30 would have been shorter but I was there around 10 am and it was already fairly crowded which meant a lot of waiting. However making it all the way to the top was well worth it. This trail is definitely on the hard side due to the steepness. However it is a paved trail so there is no chance of getting lost.