Zion National Park is truly the gem of southern Utah and an incredible location for anyone seeking adventure. Whether you’re dedicating a few hours or a couple of days, you will want to make sure you are making the most out of your trip and using your time wisely. Take a look at our favorite activities for your next trip to Zion National Park!
Take a Scenic Drive
There are two options for scenic drives in Zion National Park. There is the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway that provides sweeping views looking down into the park that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own vehicle, or the Zion Canyon scenic drive, which takes you through the park via shuttle. Both options provide extraordinary sights and an unforgettable experience that you definitely don’t want to miss out on.
Pitch a Tent
If you are a lover of camping and are planning on spending a couple of days in the park, consider bringing along your gear and turn it into a camping trip! With three different campsites in the park and various others only a short drive away, it’s easy to elevate your experience by turning it into a camping trip. The campsites in the park typically fill up by the end of the day, so if you don’t want to stress about having a place to make camp, call ahead to make a reservation.
Zion National Park is full of incredible views, so be sure to look into some hikes that highlight the must-see landscape. The two most popular locations to capture a panoramic view of the park are Canyon Overlook and Observation Point. The Canyon Overlook Trail is best for beginners, taking around 30-60 minutes for the one-mile, round-trip hike. Observation Point on the other hand, is a strenuous, 8-mile hike that takes 4-6 hours to complete. Consider either or both!
If you are an avid lover of horses or simply looking for a new way to experience the beauty of Zion National Park, consider looking at your options for horseback riding! Take advantage of the guided tour options available to take your day in the park to the next level and make some incredible memories.
There are plenty of trails and hikes to explore in Zion National Park. If you’re looking for something fast and easy, consider some of the simpler trails, such as Weeping Rock or the Lower Emerald Pools. If you’re looking for something more challenging and adventurous, you will definitely want to add Angel’s Landing or the entirety of The Narrows.
When it comes to adventure, there is truly something for everyone at this incredible national park. Be sure to schedule all of your lodging, tours, and transportation ahead of time so that you can enjoy your time in Zion National Park stress-free and ready for new experiences. Have fun on your travels through Zion!