Zion National Park
Entry fee $20 good for 7 days.
The visitor center is at the mouth of the canyon on HWY 9 between US 89 and I-15. 43 miles NE of St. George, 60 miles south of Cedar City, 41 miles NW of Kanab, and 86 miles SW of Bryce Canyon.
4.4 Miles RT
The trailhead begins at the Grotto trailhead, .6 mile north of Zion Lodge. The trail crosses a bridge over the Virgin River and heads north 2 miles and turns south towards Scout Lookout and connects with the West Rim Trail and ends at Angels Landing.
1 Mile RT
From the Visitor Center, drive east on HWY 9 for 5 miles to the trailhead right after the first tunnel.
Court of the Patriarchs
This is a short trail that leads from the parking area to the viewpoint.
6.2 Miles RT
From the south entrance, drive 4.7 miles west on HWY 9 to Rockville. Head south on Grafton Road.3 mile to Bridge Road. 4WD is recommended. Continue up the center at the 3-way split 1.4 miles to the trailhead on the right. The trail heads to the right and downhill southeast through a gate, eventually turning south, uphill along some switchbacks to the crags.
8 Miles RT
From the entrance drive east on HWY 9 for 2.4 miles and turn north. Drive 5.3 miles through the Ranch west on Twin Knolls Road. Turn right at the T-intersection onto Beaver Road. Follow this road to the trailhead. The trail heads west along the Pink Cliffs of the Virgin Rim up to Observation Point.
Emerald Pools Trail
2.6 Miles RT
The trailhead is on the west side of the road across from the Zion lodge. This trail offers 3 pools, small waterfalls, and views of Zion Canyon. Cross the footbridge near the Zion Lodge and turn right after .6 mile. The middle pool can be reached by turning left after crossing the bridge and then right up the trail. From Middle Pool a steep climb .4 mile leads up to Upper Emerald Pool. This area has a white-sand beach and towering cliffs.
Hidden Canyon Trail
In this narrow canyon are small sandstone caves, and an arch. There are high narrow walls that take you along the trail for 3 miles RT. Follow the East Rim Trail .8 mile, then turn right .7 mile on Hidden Canyon Trail to the canyon entrance. There are chains that provide handholds on the steep terrain areas. When there are heavy rains the creek will form a small waterfall at the canyon entrance. The arch is .5 miles up on the right of the canyon.
From HWY-9 Turn north on Kolob Reservoir Rd. drive 12.39 miles and take the turnoff to your left. Drive 1.7 miles staying to your right and the trail starts at the end of this road. After hiking 4.85 miles you will reach a junction with La Verkin Trail. Continue another .25 miles east to Kolob Arch Trail and head north 1 mile to Kolob Arch.
Hop Valley Trail
La Verkin Creek Trail
20.68 miles RT : N.37.27.120-W.113.11.487
Take Exit 40 from I-15, and the trail starts on the east side of the road at Lee Pass Trailhead 4 miles past the visitor center. The hike offers access to Kolob Arch and beyond. The trail drops into Timber Creek, crosses over hills to La Verkin Creek.
32 Miles RT
This hike doesn’t have a trail, you’ll just be wading most of the time in the river, which is usually knee to chest deep. The narrow is 16 miles one-way. You will need a permit if you plan on hiking all the way through the narrow or overnight hikes. You can get them from the backcountry desk at the visitor center the day before you plan your hike. No camping is allowed below Big Springs. The upper trailhead begins at the end of the gateway to the Narrows Trail and follows the Narrows 1.5 miles upstream to Orderville Canyon.
This trail climbs 3.6 miles to Observation Point. The trailhead is at Weeping Rock parking area. There is a junction after .8 mile that takes you to Hidden Canyon. After several switchbacks the trail will lead you into Echo canyon. This narrow canyon can be explored upstream and downstream to various size pools. Once your ˝ way to the end the trail Echo Canyon Trail will branch to the right into the cliffs, and it is 3 miles to the rim, then another .6 to the Observation Point. The East Mesa Trail turns right .3 mile before the Observation Point and heads NE to a dirt road outside the park.
Observation Point Trail
This 2 mile paved trail runs from the South Campground to the Canyon Junction shuttle bus stop. It follows along the Virgin River. This is the only trail in the park that is open to biking and pets.
Riverside Walk Trail
5.2 Miles RT
The trail begins at the Court of the Patriarchs viewpoint, 2.2 miles up from the entrance ending at the Grotto trailhead. This hike is the most popular in the park other than the Pa’rus. Follow the service road west past the water tanks and over a bridge that crosses the Virgin River. From the Bridge turn left towards the Court of the Patriarchs then turn northeast and follow the river all the way around the Emerald Pool ending at the Grotto trailhead.
This easy loop has great views of the Patriarchs, and the Streaked Wall. The trail is 1.7 miles long. The trail leaves the riparian forest along Birch Creek and climbs onto the dry benchland.. Hikers can get off the shuttle at the Court of the Patriarch Viewpoint, walk across the scenic drive, and follow a service road to the footbridge and trailhead. A 1.2 mile long trail along the river connects with Zion Lodge.
Sand Bench Trail
Taylor Creek Trail
4.28 Miles RT : N.37.27.735-W.113.11.877
From I-15 take the exit to Kolob Visitor Center, and drive 2 miles to the parking lot on the north side of the road. The trailhead is on the east side of the parking lot. This hike takes you up the canyon past a couple of cabins and ending just northwest of the Double Arch Alcove. The trail crosses the stream several times making it hard to follow.
Temple of Sinawava
2 Miles RT
The trail begins in the parking lot at the end of Zion Canyon Road. The trail ends at the beginning of The Narrows.
The Watchman Trail
2 Miles RT
From the south entrance drive north and turn right to Watchman Campground. The trailhead is at the northern end of Watchman Campground from the parking lot. The trail climbs to a bench below Watchman Peak, and offers views of Zion Canyon and the town of Springdale. The trail follows a side canyon past some springs, and will ascend to the overlook.
Weeping Rock Trail
This easy trail takes you along Cliffside springs above an overhang. The trail is paved and is only .5 mile RT.
West Rim Trail
This trail connects with Lava Point and other destinations in the Kolob area. Start from Grotto Picnic Area and cross the footbridge, then turn right along the river. The trail climbs some slopes and will eneter into the Refrigerator Canyon. You’ll encounter several switchbacks about 20 of them taking you to Scout Lookout and a junction. Turn right to reach the summit of Angels Landing. The trail is 4 miles RT. The trail is paved and well graded.
Wildcat Canyon Trail
11 Miles RT
From Virgin, follow Kolob Reservoir Road north to the trailhead at mile marker 16.