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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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    • 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

      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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    • 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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    • 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

      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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    • 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

      West Rim Trail, Zion NP

      5.0
      14.41 mi / 3000 ft gain
      This 14.5 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 West Rim Trail is the leg of the journey th...
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    • Hurricane, Utah

      Canyoneering Boundary Canyon, Zion

      8 mi / 2000 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. Your Boundary Canyon adventure starts at the West Rim Trailhead with a pleasant stroll down an old logging road. Dodge fallen trees and enjoy a l...
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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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