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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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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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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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Canyon Overlook Trail

Canyon Overlook Trail

The walk up the Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park is short sweet and to the point… or overlook. The half mile trail climbs up some stairs cut into the sandstone, then traverses under  rock and over open sandstone to an incredible vista of Zion Canyon. Kristen and I drove from Springdale through the […]

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The Grotto Trail

The Grotto Trail

The Grotto Trail in Zion National Park is a short half mile trail in the main Zion Canyon that connects the Grotto with the Zion Lodge. This level trail is a nice trail, but not remarkable in and of itself. It has nice views of the surrounding canyon walls interspersed with shade. It’s biggest value is […]

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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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Archeology Trail

Archeology Trail

The Archeology Trail is a short located near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center that offers a nice overlook and an interpretive sign on the archeology of the site. The trail starts in the parking lot of the Visitor Center and scrambles up a steeper rocky trail with no shade. All archeological artifacts and any other […]

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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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