Hiking In Zion National Park

Zion National Park has a wonderful array of hikes to choose from. Hikes that guide you to cool spots in the height of summer, hikes that lead you through 2,000-foot cuts in the landscape, and hikes that will test your fear of heights.

Park officials caution that hiking in Zion's canyons, even short hikes, requires advance planning. Many hikes involve walking in water. Rivers and washes are subject to flash flooding. Know the weather and flash flood potential forecasts before starting your trip. The forecasts are posted daily in park visitor centers. Many canyons require ropes, hardware, and advanced technical skills for rappelling and ascending.

Perhaps the most iconic hike in Zion is to the top of Angel's Landing. This hike inspires both euphoria and fear, and, unfortunately, has been the scene of more than a few fatal falls. If you've never experienced it and are curious, check out the eHike the park has produced on the trail.

Part slide show, part video, part symphony (natural, and orchestral) performance, this eHike leads you from the floor of Zion Canyon nearly 1,500 feet up to the outcropping that is Angel's Landing. But the production is much more than simply a look at scaling this iconic overlook. It's an audio and visual portal into the ecosystem of Zion Canyon.

For a breakdown of the park's other hiking options, and a map, head over to this webpage.