Top Adventures in Virgin

  • Running Windmill Trail

    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...

    8 miles

  • Bike "Holy Guacamole" Outside of Zion NP

    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 driv...

    11 miles 600 ft gain

  • Camp on Dalton Wash Road

    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 ...

    0.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Visit Grafton Ghost Town

    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...

  • Explore Toquerville Falls

    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 hou...

    11 miles

  • Hike the Zion Subway - Bottom Up

    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...

    6.5 miles

  • Camp on Wire Mesa

    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...

  • Hike Arch Trail to Babylon Arch

    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 whee...

    1.5 miles

  • Camp off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway

    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 .5 miles from the road it...

    9.5 miles 800 ft gain

  • Canyoneering Lambs Knoll

    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 L...

    1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Rock Climb in Lambs Knoll

    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 ...

  • Hike the Historic Babylon - Little Purgatory Loop

    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 foll...

    6 miles 1000 ft gain

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    • Virgin, Utah

      Under Canvas Zion

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    • Hurricane, Utah

      Watchman Campground

      Overview For visitors to Zion National Park, Watchman Campground is an ideal place to stay. Located near the park's south entrance, the campground is just a short walk from the main visitor center...

    • Hurricane, Utah

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    • Watchman Trail

      South Campground (Ut)

      Overview For visitors to Zion National Park, South Campground is an ideal place to stay. Reservations for South Campground are available 14 days ahead of arrival. Located near the park's south entr...

    • Washington, Utah

      Luxurious End Unit W/ Pool, Hot Tub & Firepit

      Make every day a new adventure in Utah!Located in the Vida Sol community, this newly built 3BR/3BA end unit boasts 2,000 square feet of upscale living space. Highlights include a well-appointed kit...

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    • Pine Valley, Utah

      Pine Valley Recreation Area

      Overview Pine Valley Recreation Area is located in scenic Pine Valley, Utah at an elevation of 6,900 feet. The valley offers a great escape from the heat of the southern Utah desert. Visitors enjoy...

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