Zion National Park

Amazing adventures: Zion National Park offers hikes from easy to strenuous

June 8, 2009, 7:31 am
My first impressions as a boy of 9 or 10 riding into Zion Canyon with my parents and sister Elaine were:So, this is what a "national park" is like, "a wonderfully big and spectacularly beautiful … park."Southern Utah writer Lyman Hafen, in the book "Mukuntuweap: "Landscape and Story in Zion Canyon," ...

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Zion Canyon Visitor Center

This facility provides general and specific information for park visitors about front and backcountry facilities. It is open daily April through October from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The hours are shortened during the remainder of the year and the facility is closed on December 25. A short orientation video ...

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Zion Human History Museum

Reserved spaces are available with a ramp leading into the building. Accessible unisex restroom, museum, sales display, water fountain, and telephones. The orientation film is open-captioned. Directions Located 1 mile from the South ...

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Kolob Canyons Visitor Center

Reserved spaces available with a ramp leading to the building. Accessible restrooms, sales displays, exhibits, and telephone. Directions Exit 40, Interstate ...

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Zion Lodge

From April through October access to Zion Lodge, located on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, is restricted to fully accessible shuttle buses. From November to March reserved parking spaces are available with a ramp leading to the building. The snack bar, gift shop, restrooms, auditorium, and dining room are ...

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Grotto Picnic Area

Grotto Picnic Area: Located 3.5 miles up the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and accessible only by shuttle bus from April through October. Reserved parking spaces in the off months. Picnic grounds are level but unpaved. Accessible, unisex ...

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Watchman Campground

Watchman Campground: Located .3 miles from South Entrance. Sites A-24 and A-25 are reserved for disabled use. Pavement in sites broken and can make wheelchair use difficult. Gravel pathways to bathrooms. Fire grills elevated, and picnic tables are extended. Asphalt trail leads to watchman ...

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South Campground

South Campground: Located .25 mile north of South Entrance. Sites 103, 114, and 115 are reserved for disabled use. The sites are located near the restrooms. The gravel-covered sites make use of wheelchairs difficult. Water spigots are raised, fire pits are at ground level, and picnic tables are extended. ...

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Riverside Walk

Riverside Walk: Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance or to users of motorized wheelchairs. Paved for the entire 1 mile length. Pavement is irregular in several places. Climbs 57 feet with maximum grade at 7%. No grade exceeds 1:12. Places along the trail bordered by drop-offs with no intervening ...

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Lower Emerald Pools

Lower Emerald Pools: Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance or to users of motorized wheelchairs. Paved for .6 mile to the lower pool. Maximum grade of 7%. No grade exceeds 1:12. Many stretches of the trail are bordered by steep drop-offs with no intervening rims or railings. the trailhead ...

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