• Temples and Towers of the Virgin

    Zion

    National Park Utah

Hop Valley Trail

The trail begins off the Kolob Terrace Road and wanders through the open fields with wide open views of the surrounding rock formations. As you near Hop Valley, the trail starts it's decent. The valley floor of Hop Valley is breathtaking with it's flat sandy bottom and vertical walls rising on both sides. The trail is very sandy and well worn. The campsites are at the far end of the valley before the descent into La Verkin Creek. The descent into La Verkin Creek is steep and offers access to the Kolob Arch. This trail is best in the spring, summer and fall. The trail typically has snow in the winter that can remain until early spring. Camping is permitted in designated sites only and available on a walk up basis.

 
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Open Skies
The first section of the trail travels through an open valley with amazing views of the blue sky and red rocks that make this area famous.
 
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Open Bottom Canyon
The Hop Valley Trail descends into an open bottom canyon with high walls on both sides. The style of the canyon gives a great feeling of strolling through the wilderness.
 
Campsites
 
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Campsite A and view from the site
 

Campsite A (#1) Horse Camp
This is a designated stock camp or suitable for large groups. The main trail crosses Hop Creek at this point to begin the ascent through the forest towards the La Verkin Creek Junction. There is great shade provided by the ponderosa trees around the site. This site has a maximum group size of 12 and is available for walk-up permit only.

 
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Campsite B and view from the site
 

Campsite B (#2) Boundary Camp
This site is located in a stand of large pines 100 yards from the park boundary fence. There is great shade provided by the ponderosa trees around the site. This site has a maximum group size of 7 and is available for walk-up permit only.

 
 
 
 

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