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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Zion National Park is packed with breathtaking scenery ! Rock formations, weathering, different rock types and the effects of water are perfect viewing for anyone interested in geology. Zion`s main canyon is truly amazing. This area is worth a few days to explore, plenty to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Zion NP is my favorite. I will always remember such a beautiful scenery. We wanted to do a hike to Angels landing, but it was too late and we were afraid of darkness. Anyway this NP is one of the best I've ever visited.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

We're very happy we took the time to visit Zion's, its one of the msot impressive places and things I have ever seen in my life. Be warned its very big, can take days and days to hike, best to take the shuttle to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DonaldPallison
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Such a beautiful place! The shuttle system is very well done. You can get on and off easily. Mornings are the best time if you truly want to avoid crowds at any time of year. We hiked to Angel's Landing and did most of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We just drove into Zion National Park this afternoon and were so appalled to see so many dead fawns on the side of the road! In just a 3/4 mile stretch, we saw 8 bloody bodies! Very upsetting! When we pulled into our hotel in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This was another amazing adventure and would highly recommend visiting. You need plenty of time to explore the 9 stops within this park especially if you plan to do the trek through the canyon river. The river can be deep at times with quite a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Absolutely love Zion. It's red rocks fill my soul. Of all the red rock national parks in Utah, this is my favourite. Walking the river walk, I can feel the magnificent red rocks wrapping their arms around me. This is my happy place. Well organized...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

It was so nice that the only cars in the canyon were people staying at the lodge. Otherwise it was just us and the shuttle buses. The buses run every few minutes dropping passengers off at nine different locations where you can just enjoy the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dps_Sedona
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We experienced this park in two different ways: we drove through from east to west, and returned the following day to take the shuttle bus up from the Visitors’ Center. The shuttles were so efficient, and all the staff did their job so well. Zion...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Geoff R
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We took an Insight Tour of western National Parks. Zion was one of our favorites. It is quite different from Yellowstone and Bryce - but we were very glad we came here. The main canyon is spectacular beyond words. There are many, many ways to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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April 2, 2018|
Response from Susan and Phyl T | Reviewed this property |
Oooh, good question! When we drove in, we came from the same direction. As far as I can recall, there were not any, it was pretty flat. He should not have anything to worry about. There is a canyon rim drive around the edge... More
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Zion Main Canyon in January 2018 (3 Replies)
I am going to Zion for one day from Las Vegas on Monday January 29th. I am going with my two sons, age 18 and 14, my husband and a family adult friend. I have never visited Zion before, and from my research it looks like I would like to go to the main canyon. My questions for this forum is: 1) What do you expect Zion weather to be in late January? I read it could be snowy but that the park is open to traffic (vs. having to take the shuttle)? 2) Is the main canyon the best part to visit for...More
December 10, 2017|
Response fromRedRox|
You won’t have a full day no matter how early you leave LV. It’s a 3 hour drive plus you’ll lose an hour as you enter Utah. Leave LV at 6AM means arriving at the park gate at 10AM. Sunset will be around 6PM. Tour the highlights of the main valley and if you still have time, drive up into East Zion and back.
Perth, Australia
Zion itinerary for June, family of 5 (8 Replies)
Hi there, We are a family of 5 and will be visiting Zion as part of our 6 week holiday to the US. We are 2 adults and 3 children (4,7,10). We have a backpack for the youngest to ride in if necessary. We will be driving from Bryce to Zion on the 29th June and we plan to check out the following on our drive: Red Canyon Drive in on the Zion-Mt Carmel Hwy Checkerboard Mesa Canyon overlook trail and onto La Verkin where we will be staying (I know it's a bit further out of town, but we...More
May 09, 2017|
Response fromDan P|
Pa'rus trail is right near the visitor center I would do that the day you arrive. If you get in around 4pm or so you can park at the visitor center and then walk that trail then next two days take the bus into the main canyon. With you staying that far out you need to get in early to get visitor parking
Peter L
Spokane, Washington
Ambitious Zion hiking schedule (12 Replies)
Hi, I'd like to get some input on my Zion plans and see if they're at all realistic or advisable :). As part of a one-way roadtrip from Denver to Las Vegas (Aug. 27 - Sept. 3), I'd like to spend at least the last three days (31st, 1st and 2nd) in Zion, and dedicate one day each to the following routes (in no particular order): 1. West Rim Trail: Lava Point to Main Canyon, with a side trip up Angels Landing. 2. Subway (Top-Down) 3. Orderville Canyon (Top-Down), with an extra trip up...More
June 03, 2013|
Response fromTerriaEightyFour|
Ambitious, a bit, but definitely do-able. I wouldn't say this is an unreasonable plan at all. A couple of shuttles costs a little bit of money, but it does provide you with the experience of doing some of these hikes top down rather than bottom ( some of the way ) up.