Zion Hiking Menu



Zion Hiking Menu



Zion Hiking Menu



Zion Hiking Menu



Zion Hiking Menu


Zion National Park Main Canyon - Zion Rock Mountain Guides Hike Reviews

There are definitely some must do trails in the park. Start with the must do's and move to the excellents. It's not that the others are not worthy-It's just that these are what you are really here for. Some of the connectors are great for adding mileage for continuous hiking.

Zion National Park Main Canyon
Trail Names
Our Rating
Pa'rus TrailOK-Dogs/Bikes
Watchman TrailOK
Court of The Patriarchs ViewpointOK-Short
Sand Bench TrailOK Hot/Sandy
Emerald PoolsMust Do
Grotto-Lodge ConnectorGood to add miles
Kayenta Connector TrailGood to add miles
Angel's LandingMust Do
West Rim TrailGood
Weeping RockMust Do-Short
Hidden CanyonAdventurous
Observation PointSteep-Worth It
East Rim TrailGood-Spring Fall
Riverside WalkMust Do
Zion Narrows (bottom up)Must Do
Zion Eastside & North Fork Road Map
Trail Names
Our Rating
Canyon OverlookExcellent/ Short
East Rim TrailGood-views
Deertrap MountainGood-Long
Cable MtnGood-Long
Observation Pointvia East Mesa TrailExcellent-Easy Way
Orderville CanyonGood Adventure
Zion Narrows (top down)Must Do
Southwest Desert Map
Chinle TrailNot Summer
Coalpits WashGood-not summer
Huber WashOK
Scoggins WashOK
The Big One Map
The Grandaddy Zion TraverseMust DoBackpack Trip
Kolob Terrace Road Map
Trail Names
Our Rating
Right ForkGood-H2O
GrapevineGood-H2O
Left Fork (Subway)(bottom up)Excellent-H2O
Hop Valley TrailGood-Sandy
Connector TrailOK-adds mileage
Wildcat TrailOK-adds mileage
Northgate PeaksExcellent-Views
Subway (top down-Technical)Must Do
West Rim TrailExcellent
Kolob Canyons Map
Middle Fork of Taylor CreekExcellent
South Fork of Taylor CreekExcellent
La Verkin CreekExcellent-Spring/Fall
Kolob Arch TrailExcellent
Willis CreekGood-addition
Beartrap CanyonGood-addition
Timber Creek OverlookYou're there
Geographic Considerations

Zion's Geography is very unique. Steep cliffs and deep canyons make for discontinuous routes and lots of out and back hiking. Hiring a hikers shuttle to get you to the top of some of these hikes makes for more pleasant hikes back down into the canyon. East Rim and West Rim are among these.


Be Prepared

Many of the trails are quite steep. Hiking these natural stair-masters in the desert heat works up a great deal of sweat. Heat and sun exposure incidents are common in Zion. Drink! And Eat! It is important to keep your body well hydrated and fueled throughout the day with frequent snacks. Save your skin and regulate your temperature by wearing sunscreen, hats, and protective clothing. The desert is a harsh environment with extreme temperature changes in just one day. Sunny and hot one minute, freezing cold and storming the next. You should be prepared for anything! Weather happens! Cold, hot, wind, rain, hail, or snow can occur any time of the year. Always carry appropriate clothing for a wide range of conditions, you'll be happy you did!


The Grandaddy Zion Traverse

This is the big boy. This trip is usually done in three nights and allows you to traverse from the Northwest most portion of Zion to the most South East if you are hearty. This trail is a combination of the following trails.