Zion National Park was Utah’s first National Park spanning 229 square miles! In 1919, the park was established. The park is most known for its expansive Zion Canyon and sandstone walls that are perfect for climbing. It is also home to one of the largest stand-alone arches. The arch is called Kolob Arch. Keep an eye out for the wide array of plants and animals in the park.

Places to Visit

Turret Arch

Emerald Pools

The Emerald Pools is a three-tier pool feature within Zion National Park. Along the hike, you will see Lady Mountain, The Great White Throne, and Red Arch Mountain. If you are visiting in the summer months, it is recommended to hike to the pools in the morning when it is cooler.

Double Arch

Angels Landing

Angel’s Landing is one of the most popular hikes in the world. The hike is 4.4 miles and rated difficult. It is not recommended for children. On the hike, you will see a river, wildflowers, and breathtaking views! The best time to hike Angel’s Landing is between February and October.

Garden of Eden

The Subway

Permits are required if you plan on exploring The Subway. The 9-mile route is rated as a difficult hike. To get a permit, you must request a permit at least two months before your planned visit. While on the hike expect to cross creeks, climb over boulders and steep inclines.

Zion Canyon

Zion Canyon

In southwestern Utah, you will find the Zion Canyon. The Virginia River cuts through the canyon. The river continues to erode the canyon walls creating arches and other geological features.

La Sal Mountains

Kolob Arch

Kolob Arch is the sixth-longest arch in the world! The span of the arch is 287 feet and resides in Utah’s backcountry. The hike to the arch is 14 miles long and will require you to camp along the way. The hike may be long but the views along the way make it worthwhile.


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