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Rockville, Utah

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  • Rockville, Utah

    Camp off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway

    5.0
    9.5 mi / 800 ft gain
    Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is gorgeous 9.5 mile road that runs between Rockville near the entrance to Zion National Park and Apple Valley UT, and affords excellent places to camp & boondock *as long* as it is 0.5 miles from the road itself (and there are numerous turn offs). To get ...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp on Wire Mesa

    5.0
    Wire Mesa off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is a fantastic place to camp in southeastern Utah even if you do not plan on visiting Zion, just a few miles to the north. There several backcountry campsites on the Mesa, with the northwestern-most site giving the best views overlooking the V...
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  • Rockville, Utah

    Grafton Ghost Town

    4.8
    Grafton Ghost Town is an abandoned small town 7 miles outside Zion National Park and the modern towns of Rockville and Springdale, Utah.  To get there from Highway 9, get off on Bridge Lane residential road and cross the Virgin River on a historic single track iron bridge- then  head west. At th...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp Under Zion's Watchman

    4.3
    Watchman Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds at Zion National Park. With a prime location only a ¼ mile away from the South entrance and gorgeous scenery right outside of your tent, including the tall sandstone cliffs that surround it, it’s easy to see why this campground is everyon...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Watchman Trail

    4.8
    3.2 mi / 863 ft gain
    The Watchman is one of the last parts of Zion to be illuminated in sunlight at the end of the day. If you're finishing up your adventure filled day with a sunset hike or if you're looking for a warm-up hike which also happens to be a Zion classic, then The Watchman Trail is perfect. With only abo...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Pine Creek Bridge

    4.4
    1.46 mi / 69 ft gain
    The view of the Watchman from Canyon Junction Bridge was formerly one of the most highly photographed views in Zion National Park. Per Zion National Park regulations, standing on the Canyon Junction Bridge for photographs is not permitted. Your best alternative is Pine Creek Bridge, a pedestrian ...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Zion Canyon Scenic Dr

    5.0
    12.7 mi
    Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is the main road through Zion NP.  There is a fee to drive through the park, and it can only be seen via shuttle during the high tourist season.  If doing the entire scenic drive, on Hwy 9 from I-15 to Mt. Carmel Junction, you will pass through the surrounding cities of H...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Bike "Holy Guacamole" Outside of Zion NP

    4.0
    11 mi / 600 ft gain
    This incredibly scenic ride is just out of Zion National Park and is a great place to escape the tourists. The ride starts at the end of Dalton Wash Rd just off of Route 9. High clearance vehicles are recommended and one should not attempt to drive this road in wet conditions. If you are having t...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Camp on Dalton Wash Road

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    Zion National Park. Truly one of the beauties of the American Southwest. With red walls and orange sunsets, Zion is a must-see. However, during the busy season of the parks, finding a campsite that hasn't been snagged can be difficult. That's why I'd suggest looking for a quieter, equally as beau...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Canyoneering Pine Creek Canyon, Zion

    1.5 mi / -300 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. Pine Creek requires a canyoneering permit that can be reserved online and picked up at the Zion Visitor Center. Be sure to reserve your permit 3 ...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Canyon Overlook Trail

    4.8
    0.88 mi / 57 ft gain
    The trailhead is located east out of the 1.1 mile long tunnel off highway 9. Parking is available immediately to the right after exiting the tunnel and the trail then begins with these charming steps, carved into sandstone, that climb above the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. The trail is broad and easy ...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Hike the East Temple Saddle Loop

    5.0
    2.56 mi / 2500 ft gain
    This adventure is a strenuous 4-mile (3-5 hour) loop into the backcountry of ZNP and is not recommended for families or those with a fear of heights. It begins at the Canyon Overlook Trailhead located on the east side of the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel. Parking in the area is very competitive and I ...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Hike the Sand Bench Trail

    3.62 mi / 500 ft gain
    The Sand Bench Trail is a loop trail and starts at the Court of the Patriarchs shuttle stop. The trail makes a loop which is approximately 3.6 miles long. The trail can be accessed across the road from the shuttle stop. Look for a water tank and bridge crossing the Virgin River. Although often o...
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  • Springdale, Utah

    Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint Trail

    5.0
    0.12 mi / 26 ft gain
    Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Springdale, Utah.
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Running Windmill Trail

    8 mi
    Windmill trail and trailhead sits just down the road from Gooseberry Mesa Trailhead in Apple Valley, Utah. Head out on this figure-8 loop for as long as you want. If you're smart, you'll bring your MTB, and you can ride the singletrack once you're done getting your run in.This is also a great spo...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Lower Emerald Pool Trail

    5.0
    1.42 mi / 476 ft gain
    Lower Emerald Pool Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Springdale, Utah.
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Camping and Lodging in Rockville

Watchman Campground
Hurricane, Utah

Watchman Campground

South Campground (Ut)
Watchman Trail

South Campground (Ut)

Under Canvas Zion
Virgin, Utah

Under Canvas Zion

From $199 / night

St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey
Hurricane, Utah

St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey

Pine Valley Recreation Area
Pine Valley, Utah

Pine Valley Recreation Area

Pine Valley Guard Station
Pine Valley, Utah

Pine Valley Guard Station

Guides, Insights and Stories from Rockville

A Desert Oasis Designed For Adventure

A Desert Oasis Designed For Adventure

The Outbound Collective

Our Hike to Angels Landing: Dangerous? Maybe. Amazing? Definitely.

Our Hike to Angels Landing: Dangerous? Maybe. Amazing? Definitely.

Jess Fischer

Escape from The Narrows

Escape from The Narrows

Aaron Rickel Jones

Hiking the Narrows in Winter in Zion National Park

Hiking the Narrows in Winter in Zion National Park

Lysianne Peacock

13 Hikes you've never heard of in Zion National Park

13 Hikes you've never heard of in Zion National Park

The Outbound Collective

Getting the Shot: Sunset on The Watchman in Zion NP

Getting the Shot: Sunset on The Watchman in Zion NP

Mayson