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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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March Featured Hike

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THE SAND BENCH TRAIL One of the Main Canyon’s less talked about trails, the Sand Bench Trail really is a great hike during the spring and fall when the temperatures are cooler than the warmer summer months. This is also a great option for Spring Break trips for kids, teens, and adults. The Sand Bench Loop starts at the Court Continue Reading →

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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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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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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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Zion National Park’s Late Fall Schedule- Weekend Shuttle Bus Service, Visitor Center Hours, and Guided Horseback Riding Updates

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Zion National Park is heading into its late fall season. Striking fall colors, beautiful weather, and fewer crowds make it a great time to visit the park.   The last day for the mandatory shuttle service on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive in Zion National Park and the shuttle service in Springdale, Utah, is Sunday, October 28, 2012. The park Continue Reading →

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