Zion National Park

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Zion National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Angels Landing Trail


    As much a trial as a trail, this path beneath the Great White Throne, which you access from the Lower West Rim Trail, is one of the park's most...Read More

  • 2. Canyon Overlook Trail


    The parking area just east of Zion–Mt. Carmel Tunnel leads to this popular trail, which is about 1 mile round trip and takes about an hour to...Read More

  • 3. Expert Talks


    Informal lectures take place on the Zion Human History Museum patio. Past topics have included wildlife, geology, and the stories of early settlers...Read More

  • 4. Ranger-Led Hikes


    In summer, daily guided hikes along the 1.7-mile Pa'rus Trail provide an overview of the park's geology and natural and other history. Groups...Read More

  • 5. Ride with a Ranger Shuttle Tours


    Once a day, from Memorial Day through September, rangers conduct shuttle tours of points of interest along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. In addition...Read More

  • 6. The Narrows

    Nature Sight

    This sinuous, 16-mile crack in the earth where the Virgin River flows over gravel and boulders is one of the world's most stunning gorges. If...Read More

  • 7. The Narrows Trail


    After leaving the paved ease of the Gateway to the Narrows trail behind, walk on the riverbed itself. You'll find a pebbly shingle or dry sandbar...Read More

  • 8. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

    Scenic Drive

    Vividly colored cliffs tower 2,000 feet above the road that meanders north from Springdale along the floor of Zion Canyon. As you roll through...Read More

  • 9. Zion Lodge

    Historic District/Site

    Architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, responsible for many noteworthy national park lodges, designed the original Zion Lodge, which opened in...Read More

  • 10. Zion Natl Park Forever Project


    Formerly known as the Zion Natural History Association, this organization conducts in-park workshops on natural and cultural history. Topics...Read More

  • 11. Checkerboard Mesa

    Nature Sight

    It's well worth stopping at the pull-out 1 mile west of Zion's east entrance to observe the distinctive waffle patterns on this huge white mound...Read More

  • 12. Court of the Patriarchs

    Nature Sight

    This trio of peaks bears the names of, from left to right, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Mount Moroni is the reddish peak on the far right that...Read More

  • 13. Emerald Pools Trail


    Multiple waterfalls cascade (or drip, in dry weather) into algae-filled pools along this trail, about 3 miles north of Canyon Junction. The...Read More

  • 14. Evening Programs


    Held each evening May through September in Watchman Campground and at Zion Lodge, these 45-minute ranger-led talks cover geology, biology, and...Read More

  • 15. Great White Throne

    Nature Sight

    Dominating the Grotto picnic area near Zion Lodge, this massive Navajo sandstone peak juts 2,000 feet above the valley floor. The popular formation...Read More

  • 16. Grotto Trail


    This flat trail takes you from Zion Lodge, about 3 miles north of Canyon Junction, to the Grotto picnic area, traveling for the most part along...Read More

  • 17. Hidden Canyon Trail


    This steep, 2-mile round-trip hike takes you up 850 feet in elevation. Not too crowded, the trail is paved all the way to Hidden Canyon. Allow...Read More

  • 18. Junior Ranger Program


    Educational activities aimed at younger visitors include the chance to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Kids do so by attending at least one nature...Read More

  • 19. Kolob Canyons Road

    Scenic Drive

    Kolob Canyons Road is a 5-mile immersion into red rock canyons that extend east-to-west along three forks of Taylor Creek and La Verkin Creek...Read More

  • 20. Kolob Canyons Viewpoint


    Nearly 100% of travelers along Interstate 15 from Las Vegas to Salt Lake overlook this short drive a few hundred yards from the highway. The...Read More

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