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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.

12 hours ago

Easy hike for the family but was extremely crowded. We went on a Tuesday morning in July and were planning on going to the upper pools but the kids didn't want to deal with the crowds the rest of the way up.

After a year I finally made it back here and boy did it feel good! It was raining lightly when we began the trail so things were a bit slippy when it came to short steep inclines getting in and out of the stream, but the rain kept us nice and cool during the beginning of the trial which offers very little shade in the middle of the day. My favorite thing about this hike is that you can do it at any time of day, because walking through the creek keeps you cool! Definitely wear water resistant shoes or sandals if you can so you don't have soggy feet forever. The ladders at the falls are super sketchy to climb, but worth it to proceed to the rest of the trail. Love love love this hike, can't get enough of the slot canyon vibe and the beautiful creek!

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17 hours ago

Pretty trail. A ton of families and small children. Might recommend doing early in the day to avoid the crowds. Felt like I was at a tourist attraction and not at the park. Make sure to bring proper gear if you plan to go into the stream at the end.

Nice trail to end the day on or if you have small children. Provides great views of the entire Canyon. Lots of people, bikes, and pets which was my only complaint. Paved trail which is not difficult.

Nice trail with great views of the Canyon. Perfect if you aren't able to make it up Angel's Landing.

Nice little hike at the end of Kolob Canyon. Views at the end are amazing and better than what you see when you get out of your car. Great 360 view of the whole Canyon.

Great drive with plenty of places to pull out and take pictures. I did the drive after a full day at Zion and it was a great way to end the day. The view at the end is amazing.

Stunning. Especially the last half mile, and then a little further down past the crowds at the top. A lot of people moving dangerously, or getting exhausted before reaching the top, which is where the most challenging part begins. Remember: walk slowly, stop often, and take your time to find the most secure footing possible. Also, stay as close to the ground/rock as possible (low center of gravity), and use your hands to stabilize yourself on the rock. Trust the ancient stone, not the flimsy manmade poles and chains. Also, I'd be on the trail by 6:30 for the lowest traffic and most comfortable weather.

Beautiful!!!

Excellent hike. Lots of foot traffic. Would love to do it again!

Gorgeous hike. The beginning is steep and boring, but after like 2/3 mile the rest of the hike is incredible. The hidden canyon is amazing and a great place to stop and have a picnic.

By far my favorite hike I've done in my life. You can't beat it. The view and climb is incredible.