The Riverside Walk takes hikers 2.2 miles along the North Fork of the Virgin River. Here the trail negotiates a rock overhang. The Tribune
Spring, summer and fall shuttles take hikers on the six-mile, nine-stop trip up Zion Canyon. There are 14 easy-to-strenuous trails along the route.
Riverside walk, 2.2 miles round trip along the North Fork of the Virgin River.
Zion Mount Carmel tunnel is 1.1 miles carved through solid Navajo Sandstone. It is the most direct connection to Bryce and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Built in the 1920s there are size restrictions, see the website for specifics.
Arrive early at Zion National Park to avoid traffic backups at the gate. Late arrivals park in town at Springdale and take the free shuttle to the park.
The 6,670-foot-tall Checkerboard Mesa was formed by layers of sediment compressed into sandstone. Freeze and thaw cycles and pressure created the vertical joints.
Rock climbing Zion's sandstone walls is a popular activity. Here, climbers make their way up Monkey Finger, a 900-foot vertical ascent.
A family hikes the Narrows Trail, which follows the bottom of the North Fork of the Virgin River into a slot canyon.
On the east side of the Zion National Park swirling slick rock sand stone invite park visitors to get out of their cars and explore.
Zion-Mount Carmel Highway acends via six hairpin switchbacks to a 1.1 mile tunnel. Sundial at left Towers of the Virgin loom in the background.
Zion National Park is a vertical park with thousand foot elevations from the river bottom to canyon top common.