Springdale, Utah

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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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  • 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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  • Springdale, Utah

    Hike Many Pools

    4.6
    2 mi
    To get there, drive about .8 miles east of the smaller tunnel on the Zion-Mt. Carmel highway. There will be a place to pull out and park on a large turn. Continue walking down the road about 150 yards east and cross the street before the next turn. There is no marked trail, but there should be a ...
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  • Washington County, Utah

    Zion National Park Bus stop 8

    2.7
    According to the park, there is nothing at this spot, so not many people stop. If you do not like large crowds, this is the perfect place to stop. There is a small trail that leads to the river and a beautiful vista with the massive canyon walls on all sides. There are several areas in this part ...
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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

    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

    Water Canyon Trail in the Canaan Mountain Wilderness

    5.0
    3.09 mi / 1302 ft gain
    Water Canyon is a narrow canyon on the southern side of Canaan Mountain in the Canaan Mountain Wilderness south of Zion. It makes for a great hike away from the crowds, though do not expect to have the trail to yourself as it is a great starting point for backpacking and canyoneering trips into t...
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  • Hildale, Utah

    Water Canyon Arch (Eye of the Heavens)

    9.61 mi / 1936 ft gain
    …Who doesn’t enjoy a hike that gives you views as if you’re on top of the world! I know I do, and this hike to Water Canyon Arch (Eye of the Heavens Arch) will do just that!There’s two ways of getting to the arch, but the route I took was the squirrel creek trail, to the Canaan mountain trail. On...
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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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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp at Little Creek Mesa

    5.0
    Experience solitude and beauty at Little Creek Mesa Utah. When you get there, grab a campsite, and go for an evening mountain bike ride along the rim of the mesa and see breathtaking views of the valley below as the sun sets.  Little Creek Mesa is located 22 miles from Hurricane, Utah and only 8 ...
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  • Kanab, Utah

    Nature Trail Loop

    4.5
    0.75 mi / 33 ft gain
    This state park is not heavily visited and for a makes a great day trip from Zion National Park or Kanab, UT. Expect endless beautiful pink dunes and Utah's red rocks as your backdrop. Once you park, walk out onto the boardwalk and the short Nature Trail will head out just beyond the signs explai...
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  • New Harmony, Utah

    Backpack the La Verkin Creek Trail

    5.0
    14 mi / 1200 ft gain
    I've visited Zion National Park twice this year and the experience between the two visitations were like night and day. Zion National Park is by no means a secret, and for good reason. Hikes such as Angels Landing, and the Narrows are locations which are sought after by every outdoorsman and novi...
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  • New Harmony, Utah

    Backpack Kolob Canyons, Zion NP

    5.0
    16 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Overview Starting at Lee Pass trailhead the trail descends down to run alongside the Timber Creek, past the open finger canyons of the nearby cliffs. At roughly mile 3 the trail will bend slowly to the left and climb up before descending again to run upstream and alongside La Verkin creek. Cam...
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