The Eagle Crags can be seen for miles when you are driving towards Zion National Park along highway SR9 from Hurricane, Utah. This is a beautiful promontory of jagged rock pinnacles south of Rockville, Utah. From the Crags you have … Read the rest
Upper Pine Creek is a large north-south drainage system that crosses under SR9 0.4 miles east of the east end of the Main Zion Tunnel on SR9. This creek runs north from the road for about 1.5 miles through beautiful … Read the rest
The Pa’rus Trail is a paved trail in Zion National Park running between the Visitor Center and the Canyon Junction. It is a pleasant walk along the Virgin River.
During tourist season when the shuttles are running you can walk … Read the rest
The Zion Petroglyphs are not well known. They are located on the east side of Zion and have an easy trail to them.
Overall rating = easy
Distance: 0.25 miles each way – easy
Elevation gain: 100 feet … Read the rest
The Sand Bench Trail is a relatively unused trail in the Scenic Zion Canyon Drive. It is used for horse trail rides from April to October. The best time for hiking is outside this time frame as the sandy trail … Read the rest
The Jobs Head Peak and adjacent wash is a beautiful area of Zion National Park. The entire entrance area is slickrock. The wash traverses the drainage between Jobs Head and Windy Peak.
Overall rating = easy
Distance: 1.5 miles total … Read the rest
Crawford Wash is a beautiful wide wash running south from SR9 in the east section of Zion National Park. This wash eventually connects to the east Virgin River and the Parunuweap Canyon. On this hike we traversed part way along … Read the rest
Jughandle is a large arch high up on a mesa on the east side of Zion National Park. The route to the arch crosses and follows the top of Keyhole Canyon for part of its length. This is a beautiful … Read the rest
This is a moderately difficult hike into the beautiful wilderness on the east side of Zion National Park. You traverse about 2 miles to the top of a ridge and then down into Pine Basin. You then ascend another ridge … Read the rest
This is a remote trek into the Zion wilderness on the East side of Zion National Park. The route takes you south from SR9 about 2 miles along the drainage on the west side of checkerboard mesa. The loop route … Read the rest
The Anasazi Trail runs from the Anasazi Subdivision in Springdale, Utah, through BLM land into the south central region of Zion National Park.
This is a pleasant easy hike with little elevation change into a scenic area of Zion.
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Many Pools is a beautiful trail up a broad slickrock valley with numerous water pools along the route. In the authors opinion this is one of the nicest trails in Zion. From the head of the Many Pools trail you … Read the rest
Taylor Creek flows down through three major canyons in the Kolob Canyons region of Zion National Park.
The North Fork of Taylor Creek is the more difficult of the three canyons to traverse but is very beautiful.
You reach the … Read the rest
The Taylor Creek Trail is a popular trail in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park. Taylor Creek has three tributaries running into the main creek: the North Fork, the Middle Fork, and the South Fork. The more popular … Read the rest
The Trail to Observation Point is long and strenuous but the views on the way up and the views from the point at trail end are well worth the effort. However, if you are afraid of heights and long drop-offs … Read the rest
The Emerald Pools are beautiful pools located on the west side of the Zion Canyon Parkway. The main Emerald Pool trail starts opposite the Zion lodge 2.7 miles from the start of the Scenic Canyon Drive.
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This is a remote trek into the wilderness on the East side of Zion National Park. Travelling South from SR9 you reach an interesting rock field about 2 miles in. The canyon of the East Fork of the Virgin River … Read the rest
Camp Creek is a remote strenuous trail into the interior of Zion National Park on the north west side of the park. While it is near the finger canyons off the Kolob National Park Road it is more remote and … Read the rest
Hidden Arch is located across the road from the Checkerboard Mesa near the East entrance to Zion National Park. The trail to view the arch travels through a wash and over slickrock to a viewpoint, and then returns back on … Read the rest
Coalpits Wash carries water from deep within the Zion wilderness on the south western part of the Zion lowlands. Access to this wash is either from SR9, 6.8 miles east of Virgin, Utah, or from the Dalton Wash which is … Read the rest
Scoggins Wash is an easy walk into the interior of the southern lowlands of Zion National Park, Utah. This is an ideal winter hike as it is fairly dry and temperatures are much cooler than in the summer. At the … Read the rest
The Wildcat Canyon trail is an easy day hike through relatively flat country with views over Russell Gulch, The North Guardian Angel, the East Northgate Peak, and the Zion Canyons in the distance as well as the beautiful Wildcat Canyon.… Read the rest
Gifford Canyon is a north-south canyon on the East side of Zion National Park. The hike through Gifford Canyon is a nice hike through a sandy wash. This hike gets you away from the crowds and into a secluded and … Read the rest
The road to Dalton Wash travels north from SR9 just east of Virgin, Utah. This gravel road takes you to the top of a mesa from where you can access the western wilderness of Zion National Park by following Dalton … Read the rest
The Timber Creek Overlook in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park gives magnificent views of the Zion mountains. This trail is located at the end of the Kolob Canyons Road, 5.2 miles from the Visitor Center. The trail … Read the rest
The Northgate Peaks are two large slickrock peaks, the East Northgate Peak and the West Northgate Peak, on the Kolob Plateau in the north western wilderness of Zion National Park. The West Peak rises about 500 feet above the valley … Read the rest
Clear Creek flows from beyond the eastern entrance of Zion National Park down past Checkerboard Mesa and along the south side of SR9 until it enters Pine Creek about 0.4 miles east of the upper end of the Main Zion … Read the rest
Pine Creek begins in the high country 1.5 miles north of SR9 on the eastern section of Zion National Park, continues down and under SR9, then along the south side of SR9, goes back north under SR9, and then drops … Read the rest
The Spring Creek and Canyon Narrows travels into the center of a vast wilderness area adjacent to and north of Zion National Park.
Spring Creek runs up a wide valley for 1.4 miles to the canyon section. There it enters … Read the rest