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September 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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Summer 2014 Park Map & Guide

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Click on the link below to download the current summer 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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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 →

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April Featured Hike

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Emerald Pools Located in the heart of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and accessed via the Zion National Park Shuttle this is a wonderful hiking option for all ability levels. Below is a brief overview from Joe Braun and additionally we have provided links to more in depth information on Joe’s website. Emerald Pools is a Zion classic: an oasis Continue Reading →

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2014 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

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Great news for the New Year! The National Park Service just released the 2014 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 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 15-17 – Presidents Day weekend April 19-20 Continue Reading →

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Spring events are just around the corner . . .

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With winter impacting most of us right now it’s time to start planning for upcoming spring getaways and events that are right around the corner.   March 16th – Annual Zion Canyon St. Patty’s Day Celebration with parade, green jello contest, live music, and more!   March 23rd – First Annual Zion Half Marathon, more information can be found here: Continue Reading →

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