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J F M A M J J A S O N D

94 mi 151 km of trail 12 Featured Runs

Gems 13 Gems Easy Trails 24 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 2 Trails

Within the 229-square miles of Zion National Park, you'll find high plateaus, a maze of narrow, deep, sandstone canyons, and the Virgin River and its tributaries. Zion also has 2,000-foot Navajo Sandstone cliffs, pine- and juniper-clad slopes, and seeps, springs, and waterfalls supporting colorful and lush hanging gardens. Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, red, and pink that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Zion's unique array of plants, animals, and geology will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

To learn more about Zion National Park, visit www.nps.gov.

Local Info

Visitor Centers:
Visitor Center hours vary by season, with longer hours during the summer and reduced hours in the winter. For current operating hours, visit the park's website.
  • Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Wilderness Desk
  • Zion Human History Museum
  • Kolob Canyons Visitor Center

Visiting Tips

Zion National is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Some services and facilities may close or reduce hours during parts of the year.

Fees & Passes:
To find more about park fees, click here.
  • Purchase an annual pass for all national parks sites, $80
  • Camping & Lodging

    Zion has three campgrounds of varying size. Watchman Campground takes reservations from March through late November and can be made six months in advance online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777. For more information and for a list of other nearby campgrounds, click here.

    • South Campground: 127 campsites available on first come, first served basis.
    • Watchman Campground: There are 176 regular sites and 6 group sites. Open year round.
    • Lavapoint Campground: Six primitive campsites available on a first come, first served basis. Open June through October, weather permitting.

    Additionally, the Zion Lodge is located three miles north on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Open year-round, the lodge has motel rooms, cabins, and suites available. Reservations are recommended, and can be made online at www.zionlodge.com or by calling 1-888-297-2757.

    Food & Drink

    Zion National Park offers two dining options within the park. Both are located at the Zion Lodge.
    • The Red Rock Grill: Open year-round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner reservations are advised spring through fall and can be made by calling 435-772-3213.
    • Castle Dome Cafe: A seasonal snack bar, offering patio seating for up to 100 people. Open seasonally.

    Other Activities

    The opportunities to explore Zion are endless, and planning a trip to the park can be as challenging as exploring the park itself. Other great activities to check out while visiting the park include bicycling, canyoneering, bouldering, rock climbing, birding, horseback riding, and kayaking.

    Zion National Park's 2,000-foot sandstone cliffs are world-renowned for their big wall climbs. Due to their difficulty, most routes in the park are not recommended for inexperienced climbers, but there are few top roping and sport climbing areas. Or for those looking for another type of adventure, explore the wilderness and solitude of Kolob Canyons or hike the Narrows or the Subway to experience the beauty of Zion. Also, be sure to check out the park's website for a list of things to do.

    Maps & Guidebooks

    To download a free park brochure or visitor guide, click here.

    Gems in Zion National Park - 13

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    Featured Runs in Zion National Park - 12

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    Favorite Zion After Dark.

    Angels Landing

    4.4 mi 7.0 km • Out and Back • 1,390 ft Ascent 423.64 m Ascent

    Singletrack Springdale, UT

    ( 471 )
    Favorite The Narrows, Zion National Park

    The Narrows - Bottom Up Route

    5.1 mi 8.2 km • Loop • 305 ft Ascent 92.99 m Ascent

    Singletrack Springdale, UT

    ( 197 )
    Favorite Traverse Echo Canyon's tunnel of color along the East Rim Trail.

    Observation Point

    6.7 mi 10.8 km • Out and Back • 2,131 ft Ascent 649.48 m Ascent

    Singletrack Springdale, UT

    ( 135 )
    Favorite Zion Canyon Overlook with Rainbow

    Canyon Overlook Trail

    0.7 mi 1.2 km • Loop • 101 ft Ascent 30.81 m Ascent

    Singletrack Springdale, UT

    ( 77 )
    Favorite The Narrows, Zion National Park

    Riverside Walk

    1.9 mi 3.1 km • Out and Back • 75 ft Ascent 22.91 m Ascent

    Paved Path Springdale, UT

    ( 90 )
    Favorite Waterfall, Zion National Park

    Emerald Pools

    2.0 mi 3.3 km • Out and Back • 457 ft Ascent 139.35 m Ascent

    Singletrack Springdale, UT

    ( 129 )
    Favorite View of Angel's Landing

    Hidden Canyon

    3.2 mi 5.2 km • Loop • 859 ft Ascent 261.96 m Ascent

    Singletrack Springdale, UT

    ( 65 )
    Favorite Looking down over the trail to Angels Landing.

    Zion Traverse

    48.8 mi 78.5 km • Point to Point • 6,292 ft Ascent 1917.8 m Ascent

    Singletrack Toquerville, UT

    ( 19 )
    Favorite Kolob Arch from Kolob Arch Trail.

    Kolob Arch via La Verkin Creek

    14.1 mi 22.7 km • Out and Back • 1,431 ft Ascent 436.03 m Ascent

    Singletrack Toquerville, UT

    ( 21 )
    Favorite Double Arch Alcove

    Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail

    4.6 mi 7.3 km • Loop • 455 ft Ascent 138.81 m Ascent

    Singletrack Toquerville, UT

    ( 19 )
    Favorite View west towards the Pine Valley Mountain Willderness Area across I-15

    Timber Creek Overlook

    1.2 mi 1.9 km • Loop • 112 ft Ascent 34.15 m Ascent

    Singletrack Toquerville, UT

    ( 11 )
    Favorite North Guardian Angel

    Northgate Peaks Out and Back

    4.4 mi 7.1 km • Out and Back • 183 ft Ascent 55.66 m Ascent

    Singletrack Springdale, UT

    ( 8 )

    Trails in Zion National Park - 28

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    1.8 mi 2.9 km #1 Watchman Trail
    Springdale, UT
    1.8 mi 2.9 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    Dry
    23 days ago
    54 
    14.7 mi 23.6 km #2 West Rim Trail
    Springdale, UT
    14.7 mi 23.6 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    Some Mud - Very little mud now at the rim near the campsites. Clear run through today
    64 days ago
    32 
    0.2 mi 0.3 km #3 Weeping Rock Trail
    Springdale, UT
    0.2 mi 0.3 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    Mostly Dry, Some Mud
    2 days ago
    43 
    0.8 mi 1.3 km #4 Lower Emerald Pools Trail
    Springdale, UT
    0.8 mi 1.3 km Springdale, UT
    Minor Issues
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    Some Mud - No access to upper pools.
    23 days ago
    46 
    0.5 mi 0.8 km #5 Angel's Landing Trail
    Springdale, UT
    0.5 mi 0.8 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    Dry
    22 days ago
    23 
    2.1 mi 3.4 km #6 The Narrows - Wall Street to Big Springs Route
    Springdale, UT
    2.1 mi 3.4 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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    13 
    3.9 mi 6.4 km #7 Left Fork (The Subway)
    Springdale, UT
    3.9 mi 6.4 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    31 days ago
    15 
    0.4 mi 0.7 km #8 Upper Emerald Pools Trail
    Springdale, UT
    0.4 mi 0.7 km Springdale, UT
    Bad / Closed
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    Closed indefinitely due to rock slide. Access to lower pools only.
    23 days ago
    24 
    10.3 mi 16.6 km #9 East Rim Trail
    Springdale, UT
    10.3 mi 16.6 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    Dry
    43 days ago
    17 
    0.5 mi 0.9 km #10 Kolob Arch Trail
    Toquerville, UT
    0.5 mi 0.9 km Toquerville, UT
    Unknown
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    0.6 mi 1.0 km #11 Kayenta Trail
    Springdale, UT
    0.6 mi 1.0 km Springdale, UT
    Bad / Closed
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    Rockfall
    68 days ago
    23 
    0.4 mi 0.6 km #12 Pine Creek Waterfall Trail
    Springdale, UT
    0.4 mi 0.6 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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    0.4 mi 0.6 km #13 Observation Point Trail
    Springdale, UT
    0.4 mi 0.6 km Springdale, UT
    Bad / Closed
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    27 days ago
    3.0 mi 4.8 km #14 Cable Mountain Trail
    Springdale, UT
    3.0 mi 4.8 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    Dry
    43 days ago
    10.9 mi 17.6 km #15 La Verkin Creek Trail
    Toquerville, UT
    10.9 mi 17.6 km Toquerville, UT
    Minor Issues
    Update
    Dry - River is dangerous to cross starting at 6.7 miles into the trail. Couldn't make it to campsites 11-13 because of river.
    63 days ago
    2.7 mi 4.4 km #16 Deertrap Mountain Trail
    Springdale, UT
    2.7 mi 4.4 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    62 days ago
    1.1 mi 1.8 km #17 Northgate Peaks Trail
    Springdale, UT
    1.1 mi 1.8 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    Dry
    72 days ago
    6.6 mi 10.7 km #18 Hop Valley Trail
    Toquerville, UT
    6.6 mi 10.7 km Toquerville, UT
    Unknown
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    10 
    4.4 mi 7.1 km #19 East Mesa Trail
    Springdale, UT
    4.4 mi 7.1 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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    1.1 mi 1.7 km #20 Hidden Canyon Trail
    Springdale, UT
    1.1 mi 1.7 km Springdale, UT
    Bad / Closed
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    27 days ago
    1.7 mi 2.7 km #21 Parus Trail
    Springdale, UT
    1.7 mi 2.7 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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    13 
    8.1 mi 13.0 km #22 Chinle Trail
    Springdale, UT
    8.1 mi 13.0 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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    1.9 mi 3.0 km #23 Telephone Canyon Trail
    Springdale, UT
    1.9 mi 3.0 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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    4.1 mi 6.5 km #24 Sand Bench Trail
    Springdale, UT
    4.1 mi 6.5 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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    5.9 mi 9.5 km #25 Wildcat Canyon Trail
    Springdale, UT
    5.9 mi 9.5 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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    0.8 mi 1.3 km #26 Grotto Trail
    Springdale, UT
    0.8 mi 1.3 km Springdale, UT
    Bad / Closed
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    Dry - Access only to lower emerald pool
    42 days ago
    12 
    4.0 mi 6.5 km #27 Connector Trail
    Springdale, UT
    4.0 mi 6.5 km Springdale, UT
    All Clear
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    Dry
    72 days ago
    1.0 mi 1.6 km #28 Wrangler Trail
    Springdale, UT
    1.0 mi 1.6 km Springdale, UT
    Unknown
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