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A Choose Your Own Adventure Hiking Guide To One Day In Zion National Park

I went back and forth for so long on how to do this post for spending one day in Zion National Park. For some parks, like Canyonlands, it's easy to pick the best things to see and do in one day. Others, like Arches, that's a lot harder so I pick different combinations of things…

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Winter In Zion: Top Tips For Utah’s Most Popular National Park In The Off-Season

Over my last winter in Utah, technically Arizona, I wanted to do as much as I possibly could. While we didn't make to all five Utah national parks, we did make it to three. I already have posts about Arches in winter and Canyonlands in winter and now that I finished my Zion hiking posts,…

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See All The Waterfalls While You Hike The Kayenta Trail To Emerald Pools In Zion National Park

On my first Utah road trip in 2015, we stopped at Zion and I hiked to the Emerald Pools with my friend Danny. I know we had fun but, looking back, I don't know if I was like, blown away it at all. I don't think I was disappointed by it either though. I just…

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Petroglyph Canyon Zion: Hike To The Secret Petroglyphs Of Zion

One of the things I knew I had to do on our winter trip to Zion was hike the short Petroglyph Canyon Trail because I love rock art and will probably try to see it anywhere if I know it's there. I just love it. The only issue was, the Petroglyph Canyon Trail is on…

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Pa’rus Trail Zion: The Perfect Easy Zion Hike To End Your Day

On our January Zion trip we weren't prepared for so much snow and ice on the east side of the park so we ended up doing most of the main canyon hikes, including the easy Pa'rus Trail from the visitor center. We were running out of main canyon hikes after already having done the Sand…

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Snow Covered Views On The Watchman Trail In Zion National Park (+ The Archaeology Trail)

Next up in my posts from our January Zion trip is the Watchman Trail. I had been to or through Zion no less than a dozen times before this trip and I had never heard of the Watchman Trail. I don't know how, but I hadn't. I am so glad I did find out about…

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Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Hike: Zion National Park’s Hidden Waterfall

I'm finally making my way through my Zion trip posts, the last posts from my time out west. It's sad but exciting and I'll have plenty of lists coming still but only a few more hikes out there. I think we did the Sand Bench Trail before this one and had a little time before…

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Sand Bench Trail: Zion National Parks Most Underrated Trail

My goal on our January 2022 Zion trip was to do as many hikes as possible that I hadn't done yet. And we did it! Mostly. I think we actually did do all of the hikes in the main canyon and near the visitor center but we were only able to do one on the…

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Which Is The Better National Park In Utah: Zion Vs Arches National Park

This is the age old question, what is the better national park in Utah between Arches and Zion? I almost said I know my answer, but thinking about it, I'm not so sure anymore! Whether you're visiting on a Utah road trip, as a weekend getaway, or for a whole week, this post will help…

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21 Things To Do Outside Zion: Easy Places To Escape The Crowds Of Zion National Park

The one area of Utah (other than the Salt Lake area) that I still haven't gotten to see enough of is southwest Utah and the Greater Zion Area. I have seen some of it, but not enough. Never enough. It's also actually (so far) my least favorite part of Utah. The area around St. George,…

The Best Things To Do In Zion National Park That Aren’t Hiking

Zion National Park is the most popular national park in Utah, and for good reason.  It's home to Angel's Landing, The Subway, and The Narrows, some of the best hikes in Utah.  And while the hikes and towering canyon walls may be what Zion is most well-known for, not everyone can (or wants to) hike…

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Hidden Canyon: Zion National Park’s Must-Do Underrated Hike

**Hidden Canyon is closed indefinitely due to rockfall (as of August 2022)** Last year I got the National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks book.  I didn't really look through it until I was home recently.  When I was looking through it to get ready for our trip to Zion, I saw a hike I…

Hike Kolob Canyons: Taylor Creek Trail

Over the last few years, I've visited Zion National Park quite a few times.  I've been to the main area of the park and down Kolob Terrace Road, but I hadn't been to Kolob Canyons yet.  I didn't actually realize it existed until a few months ago.  Crazy, right? Well, this trip it was our…

Hiking Canyon Overlook Trail In Zion National Park

As you know, I was just in Wisconsin for about a month for the holidays.  I had all these plans to do all kinds of fun stuff in the area and then it was freezing cold, like below zero the majority of our time there.  So all those cool things I wanted to do have…