• Temples and Towers of the Virgin


    National Park Utah

Hiking in Zion

Hikers on the West Rim Trail.

Hiking in canyons, even short hikes, requires advance planning. Many hikes involve walking in water. Rivers and washes are subject to flash flooding. Know the weather and flash flood potential forecasts before starting your trip. The forecasts are posted daily in park visitor centers. Many canyons require ropes, hardware, and advanced technical skills for rappelling and ascending.

Print out your Zion National Park Hiking Guide here.

For wilderness trail information, visit Wilderness Trail Descriptions.

Did You Know?


During the summer or fall, you may see a tarantula crossing a road or trail in Zion National Park. But don’t be frightened-- tarantulas are actually amazing arachnids--gentle, basically harmless creatures that have suffered a bum rap. More...