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Virgin, 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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  • 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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  • Toquerville, Utah

    Toquerville Falls

    4.8
    11.75 mi / 2044 ft gain
    Toquerville Falls is a hidden waterfall nearby a small town named Toquerville. The road is rugged - saying rugged is kind of an understatement. Medium or high profile 4x4 is recommended. I drove a Toyota FJ Cruiser and it took me about half an hour to get there from Toquerville. The picture doesn...
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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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  • Virgin, Utah

    The Subway - Bottom Up

    4.9
    6.82 mi / 2359 ft gain
    Start your day early at the Left Fork Trailhead on Kolob Terrace Road from the town of Virgin outside Zion National Park. This 6.5 mile out and back hike will take you to one of the most beautiful features in Zion National Park: The Subway. You'll start with a steep descent into the canyon. This ...
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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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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Hike Arch Trail to Babylon Arch

    5.0
    1.5 mi
    Arch Trail to Babylon Arch is a short family friendly hike to the Virgin River and back. The trail is very sandy, which makes climbing hills difficult. The arch is really neat and totally worth the visit.To get to the trailhead will require 4 wheel drive and if its recently rained I would not rec...
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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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  • Virgin, Utah

    Canyoneering Lambs Knoll

    5.0
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    Located just outside of Zion National Park's boundaries, Lamb's Knoll is a popular destination among adventure seekers. This area is unique as it offers routes for both climbing and canyoneering. Perfect for beginners, the canyoneering routes at Lamb's Knoll are half day routes that takes you thr...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Rock Climb in Lambs Knoll

    5.0
    If you're a rock climber, then chances are you've got Zion National Park on your list of to do's, or must go back. The beautiful sandstone just keeps calling you back and asking you to climb more. Although not technically in the park, Lambs Knoll is right across the street in the north western pa...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Hike the Historic Babylon - Little Purgatory Loop

    6 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The trailhead has space for about three or four cars. Watch for an obvious gap in the cliffs very close to the trailhead, this is where you should park. Just before exiting the gap, look to the left for some interesting petroglyphs. The trail follows a dry wash through some heavy vegetation for a...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Hop Valley Trail, Zion NP

    3.0
    14.58 mi / 1000 ft gain
    This 6.5 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 Hop Valley Trail is the leg of the journey t...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Connector Trail, Zion NP

    5.0
    4.9 mi
    This 4.9-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 Connector Trail is the leg of the journey th...
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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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  • Springdale, Utah

    The Subway - Top-Down

    5.0
    7.78 mi
    The Subway (rated 3B III), also known as the Left Fork of the North Creek, is the most popular backcountry hike in Zion. It is one of the most diverse and beautiful canyons, as well as a fun and challenging day trip canyoneering adventure. There are two ways to explore the Subway: from the botto...
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Camping and Lodging in Virgin

Under Canvas Zion
Virgin, Utah

Under Canvas Zion

From $199 / night

Watchman Campground
Hurricane, Utah

Watchman Campground

St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey
Hurricane, Utah

St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey

South Campground (Ut)
Watchman Trail

South Campground (Ut)

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 Virgin

A Desert Oasis Designed For Adventure

A Desert Oasis Designed For Adventure

The Outbound Collective

Review: Sweet Protection Dissenter MIPS Helmet

Review: Sweet Protection Dissenter MIPS Helmet

Sara Sheehy

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