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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.

Those switchbacks get very tiring, but it is awesome. If you have a fear of heights you may not want to go up the chains, but the view at the top is great

Fantastic hike. Make sure to bring your water. Drank about 3 gallons going up and coming back

A great hike! We needed our day with this one. It was very relaxing once you get in to the canyon. Stays pretty cool and there is some scrambling

Easy hike that leads you to a spot where you get a great shot of the valley. I was quite surprised by how great the view was

Easy hike, with a beautiful setting.

2 days ago

This trail was very crowded the day we did it but it was worth it for the view at the end of the trail. when you are on top looking down the canyon it is amazing.

Great hike. Be prepared with GOOD water shoes! It’s more like bouldering than hiking...

Go early to avoid music blaring 18 year olds.

Excellent hike with breathtaking views of the western mountains once you get to the top of the plateau, continuing on the west rim trail past the telephone canyon junction.

Went on January 14 and the portion of the west rim trail up on the plateau is quite muddy. It makes for a serious slog, but worth it ultimately. Just wear waterproof shoes.

Took us 7 hours to complete this hike. The distance without angels landing is 15 miles.

Deff one of my favorites , must reach the top !

We did it in 2016. This hike is scary, even when you reach the top. Feels great to finish it, great views.

It was new experience for me. I really enjoyed the scenery at every step I made

3 days ago

the trail is worth it with the view from the top. I saw kids could go through the chain way, so do you

Fantastic drive! As with everything in Zion, do this as early as possible to avoid car congestion.

Awesome trail with amazing views. We did this in Jan. Ditch the heavy coats temps in the high 50’s a lite jacket was perfect.

4 days ago

Awesome trail and views. Morning light is best.

A fellow hiker on Angel's Landing encouraged me to attempt this one, and MAN I was so glad I did. It was certainly challenging, but rewarding. We were on a little bit of a time crunch (had to be out of the park and to Las Vegas for a flight!), so hauled it up to Observation Point quickly to soak in the most breathtaking views. I felt very accomplished, and my entire body hurt afterwards but it was worth every ache. Only wish I could have spent more time at the point to soak it in!

My favorite hike in the park. My favorite parts are the hike through the slot canyon and the incredible view from the top!! The highest point in the park. It is surreal. I’ve done this hike twice and it is so worth it.

4 days ago

Beautiful easy trail. Very relaxing. Almost like a spa treatment.

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