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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Pleasant Hike, Not Scary

This trail is a nice walk down to the Grotto if you've already walked up to the Emerald Pools and would like a change of scenery on the way down. The day we were there it was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 26, 2016
waikikisun
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Danville, California

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Danville, California
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114 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

This trail is a nice walk down to the Grotto if you've already walked up to the Emerald Pools and would like a change of scenery on the way down. The day we were there it was extremely cold with a big icy patch at the lower pool that required some dexterity even with winter hiking boots and the help... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

As a photographer, I really liked the view one finds 5-10 minutes down the trail of the canyon. It's a good perspective. It's photographically very attractive. Just to be clear, one finds this perspective by starting from the Grotto area. Kayenta trail has lots of nice views. Once you ascend 10-15 minutes form the Grotto trailhead, the trail is fairly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We hiked up to the pools via the lower pool trial and took the kayenta trail down to the grotto. Amazing views. Easy hike down

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Center Valley, PA
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83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife and I hiked this trail in mid-October on our second day in Zion NP. We combined it with the Emerald Pools Trails to make shuttle-stop-to-shuttle-stop hike from the Lodge to the Grotto. We found the Kayenta Trail less crowded than the Emerald Pools Trails, and the people on the trail were practicing good trail courtesy. This is a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We started at the Zion Lodge shuttle stop and did the lower and then upper Emerald Pools. That hike is usually very busy, so on the way back down from the upper pool, we looked at the map and decided to branch off the trail and take the fork for the Kayenta Trail. It is well marked, but very few... More 

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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Tis hike provides you with an intimate look at Zion. The trail hugs the Cliffside from the Emerald Pools to the Grotto Trailhead. Couple this hike with the Emerald Pools, but be sure to have adequate sun protection and water as most of Kayenta is in direct sunlight with red rocks cliffs adjacent to the trail radiating their heat upon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Zion National Park is a must visit if in southern Utah. The views are nothing short of amazing. Many trails to walk and and chance to see some wildlife up close.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

We hiked this trail with our group of 10. We were 4 adults, 4 teens (18, 17, 16, and 12) and a 5 and 3 year old. Here is my honest review. 1. It's mostly paved. Very sections of steep steps/rocks 2. We hiked this trail with 1 Jeep jogging stroller and did very well. 3. Trail offers beautiful views.... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Kayenta Trail starts right in the middle of the shuttle route in Zion Canyon. A moderate trail, it is not paved and is very steep in some parts. Nonetheless, it is very doable and offers possibly the most beautiful views of the landscape of Zion. The trail itself is about a mile long, and takes about 45-60 minutes to meet... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This easily hiked scenic trail connects the Grotto to the Emerald Pools. There is an option to hike back down to Zion Lodge and reconnect with the shuttle there.

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