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    Top Spots in and near Washington County

    • 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

      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

      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

      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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    • 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

      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

      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

      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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    • Hurricane, Utah

      Upper Emerald Pool

      4.3
      2.92 mi / 600 ft gain
      Start this trail walking across the bridge over the Virgin River into the start of the trails that lead to the pools. The path takes you through the bottoms of the water falls and you see them falling over the rocks above you. Though this sight may be totally awesome, be careful as you walk alo...
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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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    • Springdale, Utah

      Angels Landing, West Rim, Telephone Loop

      15.34 mi / 4304 ft gain
      The Angels Landing, West Rim, Telephone Loop Trail is a 14+ mile heavily-trafficked loop trail located in Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. This iconic trail offers incredible views of Zion Canyon and is rated as difficult, with steep drop-offs on both sides of the narrow ridgeline sect...
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    • Springdale, Utah

      Angels Landing

      4.7
      4.24 mi / 1488 ft gain
      Angels Landing has long been one of my favorite Zion National Park hikes. The hike is thrilling, extremely photogenic, and appeals to those who enjoy exchanging leg power for views. The hike to the top isn't long, 2+ miles, but you'll definitely feel the 1500 feet of gain! The trail features a mo...
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    • Springdale, Utah

      Canyoneering Keyhole Canyon

      4.0
      Keyhole Canyon is an experience for the adventurous, thrill seeking explorer. Hidden between the jagged mountains of Zion National Park, this canyon sits roadside, just two miles from the east entrance. Before we continue, please note that Canyoneering is a dangerous sport. This canyon is not for...
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    • Hurricane, Utah

      Aid Climbing Moonlight Buttress

      Moonlight Buttress follows an amazing system of cracks up some really solid sandstone. The route is 5.8 C1 and is very straightforward. Hauling on the first few pitches is an absolute nightmare, but spending the night on the wall is spectacular. To get more info on the route check out the followi...
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    Camping and Lodging in Washington County

    South Campground (Ut)
    Watchman Trail

    South Campground (Ut)

    Watchman Campground
    Hurricane, Utah

    Watchman Campground

    Under Canvas Zion
    Virgin, Utah

    Under Canvas Zion

    From $199 / night

    St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey
    Hurricane, Utah

    St. George / Hurricane KOA Journey

    Navajo Lake Campground
    Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Navajo Lake Campground

    Te Ah
    Duck Creek Village, Utah

    Te Ah

    Guides, Insights and Stories from Washington County

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

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

    Jess Fischer

    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