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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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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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The Narrows

The Narrows

The Narrows in Zion National Park competes for one of the top hikes in the national park system. Using the Virgin River as a trail, you walk up a breathtaking canyon where the walls, hundreds of feet in height come together at a scant 22 feet across. Lush plants hang along the walls and contrast […]

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Sand Bench Trail

Sand Bench Trail

The Sand Bench Trail in Zion National Park is mainly used by the horse concessionaire for trail rides. That being said, it’s still a hiking trail. While some of the views are great, the lack of cover and trail conditions (very sandy and smelly) make it lower on the list than most of the other […]

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Watchman Trail

The Watchman Trail

The Watchman Trail in Zion National Park is one of the shorter hikes originating from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center parking lot that offers great views up the Zion Canyon. It offers little shade, so it’s best to avoid the heat of the day and hike it in the morning or in the evening.   Kristen […]

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Pa'rus Trail

Pa’Rus Trail

The Pa’Rus Trail in Zion National Park is a wonderful paved path that follows along the Virgin River. It is the only trail in Zion that is both bicycle and pet-friendly (on a leash). I’ve hiked along this trail, once in May of 2014 and again in April 0f 2015 in the evening which is […]

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Riverside Walk

Riverside Walk

The Zion Canyon Road ends at the Temple of Sinewava where the wonderful one mile long Riverside Walk starts. This paved path follows the Virgin River and is perfect for anyone, including those in a wheelchair. It is a very popular trail, so expect to have some company. The further up you go, the walls […]

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West Rim

West Rim (including Angels Landing)

The length of the West Rim trail with a side trip up Angels Landing is a great sampler platter of Zion National Park from the ponderosa and oak leaf shrubs of the high desert to the sandstone cliffs and finally down to the Virgin River in the Zion Canyon. In May of 2014 Kristen and […]

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Emerald Pools

Emerald Pools

Tucked away at the base of towering red walls in Zion Canyon in Zion National Park are three lush pools called the Emerald Pools. The three pools are connected by a stream that can vary from a slight trickle to a torrent depending upon rain. The Lower Emerald Pool is a great, level, family friendly, […]

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