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Zion's Main Canyon

Superintendent, Zion National Park, Springdale, Zion National Park, UT 84767
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking
Description: The most popular route through Zion, which includes the famous top-to-bottom Narrows Hike, Weeping Rock, Emerald Pools, and Hidden Canyon.
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Wa. State
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Unfortunately, like many of the National Parks, Zion has been hurt by its own success. There are just too many visitors for the park to manage. We went for the sunrise two days in a row and had no trouble getting into the park, but by 9:00 the crowds were terrible. The shuttle helps, but there is no way to... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

Don't miss Zion. It's beautiful and breathtaking. It's a gem

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Unbelievably beautiful place with a mysterious air about it, just as they say. Primarily a deep canyon with a stream at the bottom, but that doesn't tell you anything about it. Unfortunately my bad back precluded me from doing much of the hiking I would have preferred to do but still thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days there.

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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The Narrows, known as the grandfather of slot canyons, is at the north end of Zion National Park. Hiking The Narrows involves hiking up the Virgin River bed through awesome sandstone monoliths on either side. If thunderstorms are predicted or the river is high, hikers are prevented from making the journey. Our day involved cooler air temperatures and 53 degree... More

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Mass.
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Wonderful natural beauty abounds in Zion. It is well worth seeing and contains dramatic sandstone cliffs. We were there over Memorial Day weekend with thousands of others. The poor park rangers seemed a bit overwhelmed, and weren't around to keep the massive crowds off of the easily disturbed areas near the trails. There are several terrific hikes to do including... More

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Vinton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This is a great place to hike, there are numerous trails for every ability even wheelchair bound people. The shuttle the park uses is great. If you can, stay in the Lodge inside the park. There are fresh water spikets available also to refill your water bottles, this is a great help, make sure and stay hydrated with all the... More

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Escondido, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Zion is beautiful and very much worth the visit. A must see! We were there is late spring, before it gets too hot. The scenery is gorgeous. Their tram system is very efficient and prompt, the drivers very helpful. We chose to stay in Springdale and not inside the park at the lodge as Xantera food service has proven to... More

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North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This national park is magnificent. The NPS has done the nation a great service by implementing the shuttle system, eliminating the haze, noise and congestion of individual auto traffic and preserved a spectacular natural wonder. Here, you can get up close and personal with the majestic of a canyon, unlike the Grand Canyon which is far more treacherous.

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Salem, Oregon
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174 reviews 174 reviews
78 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Zion canyon has you looking up into the beautiful rock structures where the Grand Canyon has you looking down. Zion has a wonderful bus system that goes by every 10 15 minutes, and you can get off and get on whenever you want. Get off, hike around, get on and continue, or get off and eat then continue on. It... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Stunning scenery well presented by US National Parks. Good access from Springdale with alks for everyone.

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