Adventure & Hiking in Utah's Zion National Park

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  • USA

  • Utah

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Domestic Travel

  • Hiking

  • National Park

  • Outdoors

 View of a trail and the road in Zion National Park
Curator’s statement

Zion National Park is a breathtaking US landmark located in southwestern Utah near the town of Springdale. As you enter the park, you feel as though you had just stepped back in the dinosaur-era as you are surrounded by large canyon walls which are reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone. Some of my favorite places to hike and explore are the famous Angels Landing, Canyon Overlook Trail and the Narrows - just to name a few!

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Things to do in Zion National Park

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Zion National Park in Utah has endless opportunities for adventure! Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy the park and surrounding area.

Hike different trails and terrains such as Angels Landing, The Subway, Canyon Overlook Trail and The Narrows, etc.

Rent an e-bike from Zion Adventure Company and ride throughout the park.

Shop the many cute clothing and crystal shops and take home some awesome souvenirs.

Nature exploration: explore Volcanoes of Zion and Southwest Utah, rock layers, rivers and streams.

Visit the Human History Museum.

Relax and take a dip in the stream located inside the park near the campgrounds.

Sunset and stargazing to catch some final photos of Zion’s cliffs glowing vivid orange high above.

Be an adrenaline junkie and rock climb for the day without having to get a permit.

Go camping at one of the three campgrounds: Lava Point, South and Watchman.

Day Trips From Zion National Park

If you're feeling adventurous, drive to the Grand Canyon North Rim!

Places to eat & drink in Zion National Park

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Dine at Dulivia Restorante Italiano if you love past and any Italian dish.

If you like Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese go to Thai Sapa, also known for its views of the mountains.

Head to Cafe Soleil for breakfast and lunch where vegan and vegetarian options are available.

The perfect spot to grab coffee, breakfast or lunch is Deep Creek Coffee Co., which is also known for being a laid-back local coffeehouse.

If you are craving for crepes, burgers and beers, visit MeMe’s Cafe.

Eat at Whiptail Grill if you want a unique taste of Mexican dishes.

Need to Know

Permits are now needed to hike Angel's Landing so book in advance. Also, if you hike Angel's Landing in the winter season, make sure to rent some shoe spikes or traction cleats to put under your shoes for safety purposes. You can rent them along with any other hiking equipment at many of the shops like Zion Adventure Company, Zion Guru, or other Utah-based outdoor stores.

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