Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
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National Park has
many trails which range from an easy 10-minute walk to
strenuous multiple day backpacking trips. The best time
to hike while you are in Zions is in the early morning
and late afternoon because of the intense heat during
the summer. Hiking during the middle of the day is recommended
during the colder months. Free backcountry permits are
required to camp on a hiking trip. These permits are issued
at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center as well as the Kolob
Canyons Visitor Center.
Narrows is one of the favorite hikes
at Zions, and probably the best known and most popular
hike in the park. The Narrows, which requires at least
one full day of hiking is a strenuous hike which requires
you to walk, or rather wade, much of the time through
the Virgin River. It is 16 miles in length and may be
closed at times because of the threat of flash floods.
Zion Canyon Trails
Rock - Beginning at the Weeping Rock parking
lot, this easy trail is 1/2 mile long and will
take around 1/2 hour to complete.
Overlook - Beginning at the Zion-Mt. Carmel
Highway just east of the long tunnel, this easy
trail is 1 mile long and will take around 1 hour to
Pools - Beginning at the Zion Canyon Scenic
Drive opposite Zion Lodge, this easy to moderately
strenuous trail is 1.2 miles long and will take
around 1 hour to complete.
Walk - Beginning at the Temple of Sinawava,
this easy trail is 2 miles long and will take
around 1.5 hours to complete.
- Beginning at the service road east of Watchman Campground,
this moderately strenuous trail is 2 miles
long and will take around 2 hours to complete.
Canyon - Beginning at the Weeping Rock Parking
Lot, this moderately strenuous trail is 2 miles
long and will take around 3 hours to complete.
Landing - Beginning at the Grotto Picnic Area,
this strenuous trail is 5 miles long and will
take around 4 hours to complete.
Creek - Beginning 2 miles from the Kolob Visitor
Center, this moderately strenuous hike is 5.4
miles long and will take around 4 hours to complete.
Arch - Beginning at Lee Pass on the Kolob Canyons
Road, this strenuous trail is 14.4 miles long
and will take around 9 hours to complete.
Rim - Beginning at the Weeping Rock Parking
Lot, this strenuous trail is 11.6 miles long
and will take around 7 hours to complete.
Rim - Beginning at the Grotto Picnic Area, this
strenuous trail is 14 miles long and will take
around 12 hours to complete.
are required for all through hikes of the Narrows and
its tributaries, the Left Fork of North Creek (the Subway),
Kolob Creek, and all canyons requiring the use of aid.
The Subway is limited to 50 people per day. Other hiking
permits are available at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center
beginning at 8:00 a.m. up to one calendar month prior
to the date of the hike. Cost is $5.00 per person for
Subway and Narrows. There is no fee for other canyons.
The maximum group size is 12, including all leaders.
on Zion's sandstone requires appropriate hardware and
techniques. Information on climbing is available at visitor
centers. Climbing and rappelling is prohibited on the
cliffs above Middle and Lower Emerald Pools and Weeping
Rock. Some routes may be closed to climbing when Peregrine
Falcons are nesting. A permit is required for overnight
climbs. There is no fee for overnight climbs. Visit the
Backcountry Permit Desk for additional climbing routes
While you are hiking, take
time to see the wildlife up-close.
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