Zion National Park
Located in Southern Utah, Zion National Park attracts visitors looking to nourish their souls with the sight of the verdant valleys and vermillion cliffs. It is one of the most visited national parks in the United States.
Get the most of your time in Zion by doing homework and figuring out what goals you have while visiting the park. Be realistic about the time it will take to complete your list by considering delays due to crowds. Be clear about your own physical limitations and don’t push yourself to exhaustion — there are plenty of strenuous hikes, canyoneering routes and other activities that can wear out even the fittest person. Recognizing these challenges will make your trip more memorable for all the right reasons. Don’t let poor shoes, sunburn or dehydration ruin your long-planned adventure.
Scheduling on the safe side of time allowed, rather than the short side, will make the experience more relaxing for you and other visitors in the park. Being in Zion should not be rushing about trying to complete every trail in the park. It took eons for the place to be created. Take time to reflect on the intricate mysteries of Zion and you may learn a little about yourself and those with you on the journey.
Whether you are trying to catch your breath while climbing the incredible trail to Observation Point or watching the shadows constantly change the mood of the Court of the Patriarchs, Zion National Park is always ready to quench your appetite for outdoor wonder.
Use the Zion guide below to learn about everything from guided tours to campground and lodge accommodations. You might also find a few new activity ideas to add to your itinerary.
Zion Planning Guide
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Zion National Park
Springdale, Utah 84767