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2015 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

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Great news for the New Year! The National Park Service just released the 2015 free entrance days into all National Parks and Recreation Areas including Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks of Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. For more information go to http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 14-16 – Presidents Day weekend April 18-19 Continue Reading →

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December Featured Hike

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The Chinle Trail While there are many hiking possibilities in the “desert section” of Zion National Park, the Chinle Trail is the one official trail of the area. Starting at a small parking area in the “Anasazi Plateau” residential development, the trail heads northwest up onto the Rockville Bench and into national park lands. The trail continues for roughly seven Continue Reading →

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Winter 2014 Park Map & Guide

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Click on the link below to download the current Winter 2014 park map and guide to help you find all of the up to date information on Zion National Park including operating hours, shuttle information, trail guide, and so much more. Summer 2014 Zion National Park Map & Guide Photo copyright and courtesy RJ Hooper Photogrpahy

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November Featured Hike

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PA’RUS TRAIL Here is another great trail recommendation from Joe’s Guide to Zion National Park and this one happens to be just walking distance up the Virgin River from the Cliffrose. With the leaves beginning to peak in the canyon and along the river banks this great trail is suited for just about anyone and is also bike and dog Continue Reading →

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New Offerings for 2015

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As 2014 winds down we would like to highlight some great new offerings and amenities coming in 2015. Riverside Hot Tub Area One of the best places to relax after a long day of exploring is the waterfall hot tub adjacent to the swimming pool, so we felt it would be great to make sure that opportunity is available to Continue Reading →

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October Featured Hike

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Observation Point The hike from the Weeping Rock Trailhead to Observation Point is a Zion classic and the viewpoint at the end of the trail is an iconic image of Zion National Park. The Observation Point Trail is a strenuous 8-mile (round trip) hike that could take between 4 to 6 hours and involves a lot of unrelenting uphill on Continue Reading →

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July Featured Hike

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The West Rim Trail The West Rim is one of the classic backcountry trails in Zion: a 16-mile long trail along the upper west plateau that connects Lava Point (the highest point in Zion) with the main canyon. Most visitors to Zion are familiar with the lower section of the West Rim Trail that leads to Angels Landing, but those Continue Reading →

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June Featured Hike

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The Narrows The North Fork of the Virgin River (aka “The Zion Narrows”) is probably one of the most legendary canyons to hike in all of Zion National Park. The Zion Narrows is the section of the Virgin River just upstream from the Temple of Sinawava (the end of the road up the main canyon). Here, the majestic walls of Continue Reading →

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May Featured Hike

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The Watchman Trail The Watchman Trail is a short trail (3-miles round trip) that starts by the Visitor Center and leads to a viewpoint on top of the first layer of cliffs roughly 300 feet above. This trail doesn’t actually take you to the top of the Watchman Mountain, but from the viewpoint you can get a good view of Continue Reading →