Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Trails in Zion

Angels Landing

Strenuous with steep drop-offs and narrow trail. Not for anyone fearful of heights. Ends at summit high above Zion Canyon. Last 0.5 mi (0.8 km) follows a steep, narrow ridge; chains have been ...

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Canyon Overlook Trail

This trail leads one mile round trip from the eastern end of the Zion - Mt. Carmel Tunnel to an overlook of Pine Creek and lower Zion Canyon. This trail ascends approximately 150 feet in one half mile along a rock-strewn trail. There are several steep drop-offs along this ...

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Chinle Trail

The Chinle Trail leads through the Huber, Scoggins and Coalpits drainages of the Virgin River. It passes through a variety of desert terrain including arid benches, steep-walled canyons and sandy washes. This route is lower in elevation than most trails within Zion National Park. It is therefore best to ...

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Connector Trail

This trail connects Hop Valley Trail to Wildcat Canyon Trail. It leads four miles one way through the Lava Fields south of Kolob Terrace Road. The beginning of this track leads through exposed and rocky terrain then enters a mixed forest as it climbs into Pine Valley. There is ...

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Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint Overlook

This overlook lies on the floor of Zion Canyon approximately one and a half miles north of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. This site provides a viewpoint of three summits north of Birch Creek. The Three Patriarchs lie northwest of the scenic drive. Another peak, Mount Moroni, is visible from ...

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East Mesa Trail

This trail begins at the Weeping Rock Trailhead along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and leads six miles northeastward to a four-wheel drive road on Kolob Terrace. The track gains 2,100 feet in elevation along its route. Most of the elevation gained initially as the route leaves the trailhead, then ...

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East Rim Trail

The East Rim Trail leads eleven and a half miles from Weeping Rock Trailhead, through Echo Canyon, past Stave Spring to the Clear Creek Trailhead at the East Entrance station of the park. Following this path the trail ascends 2,400 feet, with most of the ascent in the first ...

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Emerald Pools Loop Trail

This route forms a short, two miles, loop from Zion Lodge to lower and middle Emerald Pools. It connects with the Kayenta Trail in Heaps Canyon and can be used as the first or last leg in a larger loop with Kayenta and The Grotto Trail. A short trail ...

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Grotto Trail

This short trail connects The Grotto picnic area to Zion Lodge. From The Grotto the trail leads one half mile southward. This is an easy walk along the canyon floor on a level grade. The Great White Throne and The Spearhead are visible from the northern end of the ...

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Hidden Canyon

Moderate with steep drop-offs. Not for anyone fearful of heights. Ends at mouth of narrow side ...

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Hop Valley Trail

The Hop Valley Trail leads northwestward from Kolob Terrace Road. The trail is nearly seven miles one-way. It ends at the La Verkin Creek Trail one half mile east of Kolob Arch Trail. There are three primitive campsites along this route. They lie at the northern end of the ...

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Kayenta Trail

This trail leads approximately one and a quarter miles southwestward from The Grotto Picnic Area to Emerald Pools. The route is easy for the first three quarters of a mile then climbs steeply to reach the upper pool. The pools are surrounded by white sand and a favorite place ...

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Kolob Arch Trail

This short, but moderately difficult trail leads one half mile north from La Verkin Creek Trail to a view point of Kolob Arch. It is approximately seven miles from Lee Pass to the beginning of Kolob Arch Trail. Permits for overnight use of this area are necessary and available ...

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La Verkin Creek Trail

This trail begins at Lee Pass in the Kolob Canyons area of the park and leads south then eastward to the park boundary. The one-way distance of this track is almost 12 miles. It leads through The Timber Creek drainage then crosses a ridge and enters the La Verkin ...

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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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