In the heart of desert slot canyon territory in southwestern Utah is the most awe-inspiring place on the planet: Zion National Park. While Zion is fairly small compared to other national parks, it has an abundance of hiking opportunities through much diverse terrain. My goal here is to create a long list of interesting possibilities for hikers of all abilities. This site is dedicated to everybody who loves Zion and to everybody who loves to explore the outdoors. It is a labor of love and a never-ending work in progress. My hope is that it inspires you to go out and hike! Enjoy!

SUMMER 2021 ATTENTION: As tourism resumes after the pandemic, visitation is at record levels so be prepared for long lines and crowds everywhere, especially if you want to ride the Zion Canyon Shuttle System and hike the overly popular Angels Landing or the Zion Narrows. Even though the temporary ticket reservation system has been retired, masks are still required when riding the Zion Canyon shuttle. Consider travelling elsewhere on holiday weekends unless you enjoy gridlock and standing in lines. When hiking, bring enough water, food, and protection from the sun and please pack out all of your trash. Come prepared with alternative hiking ideas.

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How To Use This Site:

This site is stocked with over 90 route descriptions for hikes in and around the greater Zion area, ranging from the easiest and most popular trails to many lesser-travelled and more difficult routes. Each description includes information on logistics, navigation, and includes maps and a lot of photographs.


This site is mostly concerned with routes that average hikers can enjoy, but some outdoor experience and common sense are assumed. While this site also includes a handful of canyoneering routes, scrambling routes, and remote hikes that require navigation skills, I do not cover the more advanced technical canyoneering or climbing routes in the area. If there are significant obstacles or possible dangers in any particular route, I try to describe them as vividly as possible so you can determine if a route is appropriate for you or not. But remember: safety is your responsibility in the outdoors. Be as prepared as possible and do not push yourself beyond your limit.

Introduction to Zion National Park...

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