Fire Restrictions In Effect Starting June 20th in Zion National Park
Effective June 20th Watchman Campground and South Campground in Zion National Park are closed to campfires due to the abundance of highly flammable cheat grass. Propane and gas stoves are permitted. Fireworks are always prohibited in Zion National Park. More »
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.
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.
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.
Campsite A (#1) Horse Camp
Campsite B (#2) Boundary Camp
Did You Know?
Over 207 different types of birds fly through Zion National Park every year, making it a great place for bird watching. More...