West Rim TrailZion National Park has a wide range of hiking opportunities ranging from short family-friendly hikes to longer strenuous day hikes and 2 to 3-day backpacking trips. If you are a first-time visitor and want to see the best of Zion in a few days, try to squeeze in all of the "best short-and-easy hikes" below. Fit hikers who are prepared for more strenuous adventures should look into two of Zion's most famous hikes: Angels Landing and the Zion Narrows. Beyond that, there are still many, many more opportunities to explore! Click on each hike in the lists below to view more detailed information.

Hiking symbols used for descriptions:
a Zion classic ZION CLASSIC: a must-do hike if you want to see the best of Zion!
family-friendly FAMILY-FRIENDLY: a good choice for those with children who like to hike.
backpacking route BACKPACKING: a route enjoyable as a multi-day hike.
technical canyoneering or climbing route TECHNICAL: canyoneering or scrambling route requiring technical gear and climbing and/or rappelling experience. Not suitable for casual hikers.

The Best Short-and-Easy Hikes:
Fairly Strenuous Day Hikes:

Backpacking Routes:
Beginning Canyoneering Routes:

Canyoneering is an activity that involves hiking and skills like rappelling, rope work, rock-climbing, route finding, and swimming in cold water to allow you to see many more remote and secluded canyons than you could by simply hiking. These routes are not suitable for hikers who have no technical canyoneering experience.

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