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    Top Spots in and near Iron County

    • Brian Head, Utah

      Hike the Brian Head Loop Trail

      0.2 mi
      Drive to the peak on county road 47 to the parking area. Hike around the peak and admire the beautiful views of the mountains and the resort below. Be sure to take pictures of the abundant wildflowers around the peak. The drive to the peak is very scenic.
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    • Brian Head, Utah

      Alpine Pond North Loop

      1.22 mi / 79 ft gain
      Alpine Pond North Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Cedar City, Utah.
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    • Brian Head, Utah

      Hike Ramparts Trail via Spectra Point

      5.0
      4 mi
      To call this place "breathtaking" would not do it justice. The rusty red, orange, purple colors of million-year-old rock erosion are otherworldly, something you'd imagine on Mars. The Indians named Cedar Breaks the "Circle of Painted Cliffs," and when you see this brilliantly colored coliseum you...
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    • Brian Head, Utah

      Hike the Sunset Trail, Cedar Breaks National Monument

      2 mi / 100 ft gain
      Started the hike at the visitor center. The walk is fairly level and there is not much altitude gain. There are very good views of the park and in the summer there is a profusion of wildflowers. At the beginning of the trail the different wildflowers are labeled. 
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    • Brian Head, Utah

      Hike the Spectra Point and Rampart Overlook Trails

      3.7 mi / 836 ft gain
      Park at the visitor center parking lot and start hiking the trail. You'll admire the great views of the breaks and canyons below. If you hike in the summer, be sure to take the time to photograph the many beautiful wildflowers, old cedars, and marmots. 
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    • Brian Head, Utah

      Hike the Sunset Trail

      4.0
      1 mi / 200 ft gain
      Cedar Breaks National Monument is a gorgeous multi-colored limestone amphitheater that many consider to be more beautiful than Bryce Canyon National Park given its greater depth over a shorter distance and higher elevation. It is far less traveled than its neighbors of Zion and Bryce. The Sunset ...
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    • Brian Head, Utah

      Canyoneering Benson Creek

      2 mi / 200 ft gain
      Disclaimer: Canyoneering is a dangerous and technical activity. Don’t enter any canyon without the skills to match it, or the knowledge to navigate it. Benson Creek is a pleasant little spot for families to hike a waterfall (Hidden Haven Falls), or a fantastic spot for canyoneers to rappel some w...
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    • Cedar City, Utah

      Hike the Hoodoo Loop Trail in Dixie National Forest

      5.0
      0.3 mi
      Hoodoo's are unique rock formations formed over many years by erosion.  In this region, the hoodoos are formed through a process called frost wedging.  This is the process of repeated freeze thaw cycles.  As snow melts the water seeps between the cracks in the rocks then freezes at night when the...
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    • Duck Creek Village, Utah

      Hike the Cascades Trail in Dixie National Forest

      1.2 mi / 137 ft gain
      Hiked the cascades trail from the parking lot through a forest of spruce trees and many interesting wildflowers.  The trail has good views of the National Forest and Zion National Park in the distance. The trail has some elevation gain but not too bad. The waterfall is rather small but a refreshi...
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    • Duck Creek Village, Utah

      Explore the Mammoth Cave Lava Tubes

      3.0
      0.4 mi / 100 ft gain
      From the USFS website:  "Mammoth Cave, at 8050 feet in elevation opens to one of the largest lava tubes in Utah with over 2200 feet of passages. Formed by cooling lava and flowing water, Mammoth Cave is part of the Markagunt Plateau. Geologists believe that some of this lava is only several thous...
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    • Duck Creek Village, Utah

      Hike The Narrows: Top Down

      5.0
      15.38 mi
      THE NARROWS This by far one of the most scenic and awesome hikes available in any National Park. There is no place in Zion National Park more sublime in its beauty and awe inspiring in its creation as you hike through the crystal clear Virgin River and marvel at the myriad of red, orange, yellow...
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    • Kanarraville, Utah

      Kanarra Falls via Kanarraville Slot Canyon

      4.7
      3.6 mi / 732 ft gain
      Kanarra Falls is a gem of a hike that takes you into the Kanarraville slot canyons in southern Utah and the infamous Kanarra Falls. After hiking half a mile or so from the parking lot on a fairly open trail the canyon slots up. This is where the fun begins. Here you will have to walk through the ...
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    • Hurricane, Utah

      West Rim Trail, Zion NP

      5.0
      14.41 mi / 3000 ft gain
      This 14.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the West Rim Trail is the leg of the journey th...
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    • Hurricane, Utah

      Canyoneering Boundary Canyon, Zion

      8 mi / 2000 ft gain
      Disclaimer: Canyoneering is a dangerous and technical activity. Don’t enter any canyon without the skills to match it, or the knowledge to navigate it. Your Boundary Canyon adventure starts at the West Rim Trailhead with a pleasant stroll down an old logging road. Dodge fallen trees and enjoy a l...
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    • Springdale, Utah

      Camp at Lava Point

      Didn't make a reservation? Are all the Zion campgrounds full as usual? Don't worry, the less popular and more secluded Lava Point Campground is just about a 45 minute drive away and it's free! We camped here because we rolled in late at night to Zion National Park and everything was full. It turn...
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    • Panguitch, Utah

      Drive the Scenic Byway 12 in Utah

      5.0
      The Scenic HWY 12 is a great stretch en route to Bryce Canyon. Stop at the overlooks and take in the beautiful surrounding scenery. The red rocks are spectacular!
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    Camping and Lodging in Iron County

    Point Supreme Campground
    Brian Head, Utah

    Point Supreme Campground

    Cedar Canyon
    Iron County, Utah

    Cedar Canyon

    Deer Haven
    Cedar City, Utah

    Deer Haven

    Panguitch Lake
    Panguitch, Utah

    Panguitch Lake

    Te Ah
    Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Te Ah

    White Bridge
    Panguitch, Utah

    White Bridge

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Iron County

    Zion National Park in 72 Hours

    Zion National Park in 72 Hours

    Kevin Abernethy

    7 Photos from My Hike in The Subway, Zion National Park

    7 Photos from My Hike in The Subway, Zion National Park

    Scott Sichler

    Ultra, Adventure, Trail Running the 50-mile Zion Traverse

    Ultra, Adventure, Trail Running the 50-mile Zion Traverse

    Rachel Davidson

    5 Reasons To Explore Zion National Park

    5 Reasons To Explore Zion National Park

    The Outbound Collective

    A Photo Tour of the Zion Narrows

    A Photo Tour of the Zion Narrows

    Tylyn Hansen