Parks >Us Zion National Park
Hwy 9, Springdale, UT | Directions 8476737.190127 -112.995316
The natural beauty of this park makes it a favorite with backpackers and sightseers. – Overview
Zion is Utah's oldest national park and a popular tourist destination. People come from all over the world to see the towering cliffs, secluded canyons and lush hanging gardens. The park displays colors year-round, from red rock formations to colorful wildflowers and changing fall foliage.
The park offers paved hiking trails to many of the most popular attractions, campgrounds, a nature center for children, guided hikes, naturalist programs and evening campfire talks. Hiking the spectacular trails is the best way to take it all in, though just driving through the park is awe-inspiring. From April to October, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is closed to automobiles, but a shuttle bus transports visitors to the upper canyon.
Revitalizing Experience – My mother-in-law and I went to Zion National Park for 4 days this summer and hiked through the Narrows, up the mountainside, to the waterfalls... Those 4 days of hiking were so revitalizing and uplifting that I'm heading back again very soon. I recoment this park for anyone who needs a well deserved R & R and a revitalizing experience to boot!
10+ – I have lived in Utah my whole life and have been to Zion's many times. All I can say is after all these years, it is still breathtakingly beautiful. From the red rock to the waterfalls, you just can't seem to find a place that compares in beauty or adventure. This place is awesome!
God's Country – The Narrows hike was one of the most breathtaking hikes I've ever had. The colors in the rocks is something that has to be seen to belive. But if you take this hike you better be ready to be in water because only a mile and a half is on dry ground.
Serenity at its best. – This is the most relaxing atmosphere for a hike. I would defiantly recommend the waterfall hike. You hike through a canyon that is mostly full of water that ranges from ankle deep to waist deep. Beware of the flash flood warnings they come as fast as they leave. Everyone that you come across on the trail is a nice and conciderate as can be. Seems like this place brings out the best in people young and old alike.
Stunning – This is one of the most incredible places on Earth. Short hikes are ideal for families with children of all ages and the views are stunning no matter what time of year you come. It's the perfect place to view some of Utah's native wildlife. Campsites are well-kept and have nice, basic facilities. We stayed at the lodge outside the park a couple of years ago. It was a little expensive, but the rooms were very clean and comfortable and the views from the balconies are lovely--plus easy access to the park.
Am I the on;y "not the best in Utah"? – I have lived in Utah for three years and I am beyond wowed by the scenery here. Zions is amazing, but compared to other National Parks, it is not the best. Granted, the hikes and scenery is beautiful, but the Park is so popular that is is very crowded. Think about Capitol Reef, Arches, Cayonlands, Bryce...the list can go on forever. Zion's is great, but there are TONS of better hikes in this fantasticlt beautiful State.
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