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Zion National Park, Zion National Park

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Quench your thirst for outdoor at Zion National Park, Utah's first national park. The park remains home to verdant river valleys, woodlands, massive sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, natural arches, and dozens of trails, each offering exceptional mountain panoramas. The hiking routes range from easy to strenuous with vertical cliff faces and deadly drop-offs. The popular activities within the park include horse riding and rock climbing. Packed with hotels, vacation rentals, and excellent restaurants, Springdale makes a good base for exploring the wilderness of Zion. Plan to see Zion National Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Zion National Park road trip planner.
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  • I loved all the parks and all the sightseeing. I also got to see many animals on your way out. When we were driving up to the parking lot the lady at the front was not helping and was being very... 
    I loved all the parks and all the sightseeing. I also got to see many animals on your way out. When we were driving up to the parking lot the lady at the front was not helping and was being very...  more »
  • It's a great park to explore and you should at least stay for a week because there is so much to do. Bring your bike to ride, boots to hike and if you're going to walk the river bring a cane. We... 
    It's a great park to explore and you should at least stay for a week because there is so much to do. Bring your bike to ride, boots to hike and if you're going to walk the river bring a cane. We...  more »
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  • The views take your breath away. I'm just posting bad photos here to give you an indication. The hikes are reasonable but there are some steep inclines. If you aren't healthy or have bad knees you may find it to be a challenge. Bring a day pack with you and most importantly. BRING WATER. I went with my partner before the heat of summer has really sunk in and it still was quite hot in the middle of the day. Enjoy the hikes, stunning views and amazing... Well amazing doesn't give a fair description of how this place can jump out at you. If you really want to be wowed. Enter the park from the north and cruise down. There are tunnels through the mountains. Any who, enjoy nature responsibly.
  • For first time visitors looking in the reviews for bus/parking info, here is my experience on 6/21/21. Shuttle tickets (from the entrance of the park to any of the major trails/locations) are no longer required. We arrived at the park at 6am and were able to easily find free parking in the visitor center parking lot. I imagine there would still be spots until 630am or so. By the way, if you get there this early, you don’t have to pay the $35 park entry fee as there are no employees at the entrance. The line to get on the shuttle was long and discouraging, but closer to 7am the shuttles are arriving and departing back to back, so you’re basically slowly walking. We stood in line for about an hour but since we were moving constantly and made conversation with others in the line, it passed pretty quickly. People get in line as early as 3:30am, but I think that’s mainly so they can get to some of the trails before the crowds get there (probably optimal for Angels landing). One thing that we did that made things easier for us was renting equipment the day before or visit. We went to Zion Outfitters just outside the park and rented some special shoes and walking stick (~$30 per person) around 6pm. This way, we didn’t have to take time to rent them in the morning and could just go into the park early already having our equipment. Highly recommend the walking stick for the Narrows. Not sure what this place is like in other seasons but I will post some pictures to show how many people there were at some spots.

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