Zion Adventures

Zion National Park is in southwest Utah and is distinguished by steep sandstone cliffs eroded by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The park has mountains, canyons, rivers, waterfalls and slot canyons. This variety of natural features make Zion the perfect place to plan a hiking trip. Highlights in Zion are braving the exposed trail to Angels Landing, taking in the view from the top of Observation Point and hiking through The Narrows in the Virgin River. This page has videos and downloadable guides of some of the best hikes in Zion.

Hidden Canyon

Hidden Canyon is located on the east side of Zion about 1000 feet above the floor of the main canyon. They call it a “hanging canyon” because of how high it rests. This hike has a challenging amount of elevation gain to overcome before you reach the entrance to the canyon, but once you get there some fun exploring and scrambling awaits.

Difficulty Rating: 6/10

Observation Point

Observation Point gives you one of the best views in Zion National Park. If you are looking for a challenge and spectacular views along the way this is the hike for you! Towering 650m above the canyon floor observation point is a must do if you want the best view of Zion.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

The Narrows

The Narrows is a unique hike that takes you upstream through the virgin river. The narrow canyon walls rise thousand feet above you creating an ominous experience, and high flash flood risk. This is our adventure of one of Zion’s most popular hikes.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

The Subway

Hiking the subway from the bottom up is a great way to see beautiful cascades and waterfalls as well as the lower subway’s unique rock formations.  The hike is non-technical, but you will get wet. In winter months cold water protection such as a dry suit is necessary.

Difficulty Rating: 7/10

Emerald Pools

If you’re looking for an easy stroll in the outdoors with incredible views and an abundance of lush vegetation, Emerald Pools is the hike for you. The trail is well paved and the minimal elevation gain can be accomplished by anyone. Hiking Emerald Pools is a great chance to get outside and enjoy a taste of what Zion has to offer.

Difficulty Rating: 4/10

Angels Landing

Angels Landing is the top attraction in Zion National Park and one of the most famous hikes in any US National Park. The first three quarters of this hike follow a paved trail to a scenic lookout point. The final portion of this daring hike traverses a narrow trail, with steep drop-offs on either side, to a lofty perch that provides a breathtaking 360-degree view of Zion Canyon.

Difficulty Rating: 8/10