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Zion National Park, Zion National Park

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Quench your thirst for outdoor at Zion National Park, Utah's first national park. The park remains home to verdant river valleys, woodlands, massive sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, natural arches, and dozens of trails, each offering exceptional mountain panoramas. The hiking routes range from easy to strenuous with vertical cliff faces and deadly drop-offs. The popular activities within the park include horse riding and rock climbing. Packed with hotels, vacation rentals, and excellent restaurants, Springdale makes a good base for exploring the wilderness of Zion. Plan to see Zion National Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Zion National Park road trip planner.
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  • Visiting Zion National Park in mid November was just amazing. 50 degree weather and no crowds. We did all the easy trails and saw all the beauty of the park. We took the shuttle from our hotel... 
    Visiting Zion National Park in mid November was just amazing. 50 degree weather and no crowds. We did all the easy trails and saw all the beauty of the park. We took the shuttle from our hotel...  more »
  • Sad to say this, but it was hard to see the scenery for the traffic. Arriving from the east we had no idea how far "town" was when a sign in the full visitor center parking lot said to park in town... 
    Sad to say this, but it was hard to see the scenery for the traffic. Arriving from the east we had no idea how far "town" was when a sign in the full visitor center parking lot said to park in town...  more »
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  • Amazing experience, gorgeous trails! Highly recommend to visit but maybe not during the summer or early fall months because it can be really really hot. Also, highly recommend to start the day as early as possible if you want to get a parking spot at the visitors center. The spots get completely full after ~7.30am. The shuttle is very convenient, no reservations needed. Only need a reservation if you are trying to do Angels landing.
  • It is difficult to describe the natural beauty of Zion National Park in words or pictures. There are so many scenic points all over the park. Some of my favourites were Lower Emerald and Higher Emerald pool. There is almost a couple of hours of hike from the base camp. It is a big park to cover in one day but you can take the bus from the base camp to quickly visit most important scenic points around the park. I visited the park in June, it was around 80F. There was lots of water in the river passing through the park. You should enjoy the beautiful sounds of the running water :) I planned my trip by staying the night in St. George, UT which is one hour drive from the park. I left the hotel at 7:00 AM and reached the park around 8:00 AM via UT-9. It is good not to drive in the evening or night because you can cover scenic UT-9 in the morning. My next destination was Grand Canyon National Park, so I left the park around 3:00 PM so that I could reach Flagstaff, AZ before the night. Doing this, I covered UT-9 all during the day time. UT-9 is a very beautiful scenic drive which you should not miss. Do have the following with you, - Sun block - Sun glasses - Stick for hiking - Lots of water

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