For more than 8,000 years, humans have called the area surrounding Zion National Park home. Today, it attracts nearly 4 million visitors annually and continues to be one of the country’s most unique natural environments.
(9.3km, 193m, 1.5-2h)
Inside the quiet Kolob Canyon area of Zion National Park, the Taylor Creek Trail runs beside the middle fork of the Taylor Creek. Leading in between stunning sandstone lined cliff faces, this gorgeous hike pays homage to the Double Arch Alcove at its terminus.
(1.8km, 44m, 0.5-0.75h)
Contouring the famous Zion – Mount Carmel Tunnel, the Canyon Overlook trail yields spectacular views of both the Zion and Pine Creek Canyons. A few stunning feats of engineering have also reduced the amount of climbing that would normally be required and makes this path very accessible for almost all skill levels.
(5.2km, 424m, 2-2.5h)
Accessed by part of the trail for Observation Point, the Hidden Canyon hike leads up markedly fewer switchbacks than many others in the area to a lush slot canyon. Angel’s Landing style chains line the upper part of the trail, however they are nowhere near as scary.