Hiking in Zion


Hiking in Zion, even short hikes, requires advance planning. Review the trail information linked below to choose a trail that is right for your group. Your safety is your responsibility. You can read the most recent trail information in our park newspaper, and for updated trail closure information, check the current conditions.

Much longer hikes are located in the Zion Wilderness. These are not loop hikes. Most day hikers will hike out and back the same way. Hikers do not need to travel the full distance, they can turn around at any point and return the way they came. The group size limit for all Zion Wilderness trails, including the Virgin River Narrows beyond the junction with Orderville Canyon, is 12 people.

A large canyon under towering sandstone cliffs.

Zion Canyon Trails

The most popular trails in Zion National Park are located in Zion Canyon. This includes Angels Landing, The Narrows, and many others.

A view of desert mountains.

Kolob Canyons Trails

Several hiking options are located in Kolob Canyons, the northwest corner of Zion National Park.

The sun lights sandstone peaks with tall grass in the foreground.

Kolob Terrace Trails

These trails are at a higher elevation, mostly stretching across a center portion of the park.

A winding canyon below a viewpoint.

East Rim Area Trails

This area is located east of Zion Canyon at a much higher elevation.

A sandstone peak behind desert vegetation.

Southwest Desert Trails

A beautiful low-elevation area located in the southwest corner of Zion National Park.

A tent behind a campsite sign.


Overnight trips require a Wilderness permit. Explore your options and reserve permits in advance.


Last updated: October 23, 2021

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Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale , UT 84767


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