Zion National Park Hiking & Camping Trip - April 2 - 5, 2009
Designated in 1919, Zion is Utah's oldest national park. Most park facilities are located in the Zion Canyon area, and it attracts the most visitors. The Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace sections are good choices for travelers who want to see the park's backcountry. All three areas feature Zion's trademark soaring towers and monoliths. The park is known for its incredible canyons, including The Narrows, which attract canyoneers from around the world. Hiking possibilities are endless. With nearly three million visitors per year, Zion is Utah's most heavily used park.
The Virgin River has gnawed through native sandstone to create the incredible scenery found in Zion Canyon. The river itself now serves as a natural corridor for exploring the park. There are several easy, self-guiding trails along the river, along with more challenging hikes where the river and its tributaries cut through narrow canyons. For those with strollers or in wheelchairs, the Riverside Walk(Gateway to the Narrows) is suitable for all ages. More adventurous or strenuous hikes include Angels Landing and The Narrows. No matter what type of hike you are looking for you are sure to find it at Zion National Park.