Zion Mount Carmel Highway

10 Things to Do in Zion if You Don’t Want to Ride the Shuttle

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Zion is one of the most popular national parks to visit in the USA. Recently, this park has been drawing record numbers of visitors. Because of this, you should expect big crowds waiting to board the Zion Shuttle.  By 8 am, the line to board the Zion Shuttle can be very long. We are talking a wait of an hour …

Zion Travel Tips

5 Things to Know Before Visiting Zion National Park

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Zion National Park and its epic hiking trails have become an extremely popular place to visit in recent years. This is a spectacular destination and one of our favorite national parks in the USA. However, due to crowd levels, trail closures, and cyanobacteria in the Virgin River, Zion has become a challenging park to visit. Here are 5 things to …

Watchman Trail Zion

How to Hike the Watchman Trail in Zion National Park

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The Watchman Trail is a relatively easy hike that offers nice views over Springdale and the southern end of Zion National Park. Since this trail starts at the visitor center, no shuttle is necessary, making this a great option if you want to go hiking in Zion without waiting in line for the shuttle. Here’s how to do it. Watchman …

Zion National Park Itinerary

Zion National Park Itinerary: How to Spend 1 to 6 Days in Zion

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If you are planning your Zion National Park itinerary, this is a great place to start. Zion National Park is a hiker’s paradise. This relatively small park is packed with some of the most thrilling hikes in the United States. From the awe-inspiring hike up Angels Landing to the bucket list-worthy Zion Narrows to the family friendly Riverside Walk, there …

Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up: Which One Should You Choose?

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Hiking the Zion Narrows is a very unique experience. For miles you hike through an endless slot canyon with the North Fork of the Virgin River as your hiking trail. There are two ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike it from the bottom-up, an out and back journey that takes you through some of the most scenic …

Zion Narrows Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking the Zion Narrows

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The Zion Narrows is one of Zion’s most popular hikes, for good reason. This is the quintessential slot canyon hike. For miles, you hike in the North Fork of the Virgin River, surrounded by sheer rock walls and amazing beauty. It’s challenging, it’s unique, and it makes for a very memorable experience. There are several different ways you can hike …

Zion Narrows Photos

Journey through the Zion Narrows in Photos

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For millions of years, the Virgin River has been carving its way through layers of rock, forming the Zion Narrows. This canyon twists and turns for miles, creating one of the most unique hiking trails in the world. There are several different ways you can hike the Narrows. Most people hike from the bottom-up, an out-and-back journey that takes you …

Best Zion Hikes

10 Great Hikes in Zion National Park: Which One Will Be Your Favorite?

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Zion National Park is one of the best spots in the United States to go hiking. From the awe-inspiring hike up Angels Landing to the family friendly Riverside Walk to multi-day backpacking adventures, there is something here for everyone. Here are 10 of the best hikes in Zion National Park. This is not an all-inclusive list, but there is definitely …

Observation Point Hike

Hiking to Observation Point in Zion National Park

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For jaw-dropping views over Zion National Park, it’s hard to beat Observation Point. The entire hike is a beauty, but it is challenging. At 8 miles long and with 2300 feet of climbing, it is a steady climb to that final viewpoint. This is a classic Zion trail and well worth your time and effort, especially if you want views out over Angels …

Angels Landing Hike

Angels Landing Survival Guide: Things to Know Before You Go

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Angels Landing is the most popular hike in Zion National Park. This hike, along with The Narrows, draws thousands of visitors per year, most of them during the summer months. Why is Angels Landing so popular? This is a hike where it is more about the journey than the destination. Yes, the view from the top of Angels Landing is …