Hiking in Zion National Park

Hiking in Zion Naitonal Park

Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Hiking

As you travel US-89 you can explore the best that southern Utah has to offer. If you like hiking in the National Parks, taking incredible scenic drives and seeing the finest that nature has created, then southern Utah is the place to go. Visit Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Red Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Grand Staircase, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Cedar Mountain and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Hiking in this magnificent rock paradise is incredible. Trails range from quick little paved paths to long backpacking trips in remote country. Zion National Park is a hikers paradise, but the greater Zion area offers treasures galore as well. Bryce Canyon overwhelms visitors with its wow effect, offering a a totally different experience and view.

Plan your trip with our "Canyon Country" Vacation Itinerary

Southern Utah Hiking & Trails

Hiking in Zion National Park
Hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park
Hiking in Grand Canyon National Park
Hiking in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
Hiking on Cedar Mountain
Hiking in Red Canyon
Hiking the Slot Canyons
Hiking in the Winter

Southern Utah and northern Arizona host a magnificent rock world so close to each other that visitors can get to most of the national parks even on a short vacation. While in Zion, be sure to hike in Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, Red Canyon and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park offers a couple of great hikes to pictographs. In between the magnificent parks and monuments are more inviting hiking adventures.

Southwest Secrets

If you enjoy scenic drives, you will be happy as you motor through the incredible scenery along the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, the main highway that runs through Zion National Park.

You can buy the America the Beautiful Pass that will allow you passage into all the national parks and national monuments in this Southern Utah guide. The pass can be purchased online or at the gate to any of the parks. Support Zion National Park and buy the pass at their gate!

Zion National Park Vacation: Canyon Country

Zion National Park Map Red Canyon - Dixie National Forest Cedar Mountain - Dixie National Forest Zion National Park Coral Pink Sand Dunes North Rim of the Grand Canyon Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument East Zion Welcome Center Bryce Canyon National Park Cedar Breaks National Monument Scenic Byway 89 Scenic Byway 14 Scenic Byway 143 Scenic Byway 12 Scenic Byway 9 - Zion Mt. Carmel Hwy Zion National Park Lodging Zion National Park Lodging
Private vehicles can travel SR-9, from Zion's south entrance, out the east entrance (or visa versa) to the junction of SR-9 & US-89 year-round, 24 hours a day. See tunnel restrictions for Oversized Vehicles. In summer, the only access to the Scenic Zion Canyon Drive is via Zion's shuttle, but during the winter private vehicles can travel in the canyon. Exact dates the shuttle runs may vary.

Zion National ParkNature Notes

Desert hiking can be dangerous if you are ill prepared. For long backcountry trips consider avoiding June and July and opt for the cooler spring and autumn months. Be sure to wear a hat and use sunscreen to help prevent damage from the sun. Be prepared for cold temperatures at night since the Utah desert is a place where there are extremes. Always bring along plenty of water and do not drink untreated water from springs or other natural sources.

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