Echo Canyon Reflections

Echo Canyon

Echo Canyon isn’t really an official destination, but I think it should be. The steep hike up into this amazing slot canyon in Zion National Park is a wonderful place to explore whether you intend on hiking all the way up to Observation Point or not. Be careful not to be on this trail if it […]

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Angels Landing

Angels Landing

Angels Landing is pushing the limits of what a “hike” is. This walk/climb along a knife edge ridge in Zion National Park is incredible. Even if you don’t make it out to Angels Landing, the hike up to Scout Lookout is worth it. It too has incredible views and allows you to make the decision […]

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Court of the Patriarchs

Court of the Patriarchs

In the middle of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park, a short, paved path leads to an overlook of the Court of the Patriarchs, giving you views of the peaks. While the trees are tall, you still get a nice view of Abraham Peak, Isaac Peak, Jacob Peak, and Mount Moroni.     After a […]

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Observation Point

East Rim Summits

Along the East Rim in Zion National Park runs a trail that goes to three summits that have incredible views down into the main Zion Canyon. While a large part of the trail spends time traversing the high desert, trips to the rim on Deertrap Mountain and Cable Mountain afford amazing views. Dropping down into […]

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Northgate Peaks

Northgate Peaks Trail

The Northgate Peaks Trail in Zion National Park offers seclusion among it’s wonderful ponderosa pines. Unlike busier areas of Zion, people you meet along the trail are most likely backpacking or canyoneering. This level walk along the grassy forest is anything but suffocating and the chance to see a whole different set of animals is great. […]

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Timber Creek Overlook Trail

Timber Creek Overlook Trail

The Timber Creek Overlook Trail in Zion National Park is a short hike at the end of the Kolob Canyons Road featuring stunning views of the Kolob Canyons. This 1 mile round trip hike is a great family hike, although it does gain some elevation and offers no shade from the sun. The drive up […]

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Taylor Creek Trail

Taylor Creek Trail

The Taylor Creek Trail in the lesser visited Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park follows the Middle Fork Taylor Creek up to the beautiful Double Arch Alcove. Along the way, you pass two cabins, the Larson Cabin and the Fife Cabin as you cross the creek numerous times. Short, mostly level walk with some great topography […]

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La Verkin Creek Trail

La Verkin Creek Trail

The Kolob Canyons area of Zion National Park receives far fewer visitors than the main Zion Canyon, but it is a stunning area full of red rock cliffs. The La Verkin Creek Trail travels through these canyons following Timber Creek down to La Verkin Creek. It then follows up the creek into the canyons taking you […]

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Lena Lake

Firebrand Pass 2015

Firebrand Pass is not on the radar for most of Glacier National Park’s visitors, but this gem of a hike near Marias Pass has me coming back again and again. After some back and forth with Jeff and Harry, we decided to make the pass our destination and then figure out what off trail route […]

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Chinle Trail Scoggins Wash

Chinle Trail

In the southwest corner of Zion National Park lies an exposed desert trail with wonderful views, few visitors, and some petrified trees. The Chinle Trail lies outside of the main Zion Canyon so it receives few visitors and a unique experience. Those that prefer the trail can hike it as an out and back while […]

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