WEFOUNDZion National Park Trails


This trail loses about 1,050 feet as it meanders northwest through sunny fields and past Gambel oak, partly following an old jeep road and then a stream, before arriving at La Verkin Creek. Many hikers continue on the La Verkin Creek/Kolob Arch trails to see Kolob Arch.

Some people choose to camp on this hike. You can camp at La Verkin Creek, if you have a permit and have been assigned a campsite at the visitor center.

Exploring the Narrows involves wading along the bottom of the North Fork of the Virgin River, through a spectacular 1,000-foot-deep chasm that is less than 20 feet wide in spots. Passing fancifully sculptured sandstone arches, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, this hike is recommended for those who are up to fighting sometimes-strong currents. If you want just a taste of the Narrows, walk and wade in from the other end, from the Riverside Walk .

  • Zion National Park hiking is great on the Taylor Creek Trail
  • A moderate out-and-back trail with only 470 feet elevation gain
  • 5.4 miles (typically about 3 hours)
  • Trailhead is two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Overview

The Taylor Creek Trail follows the same path as Taylor Creek, winding through firs, Ponderosa pines, cottonwoods and oaks. You’ll smell the aromatic sage and enjoy this well-worn trail through Zion National Park. The sheer cliff walls, towering rock formations and arches will amaze and inspire. Stop at the historic cabins to get a taste of the park’s Old West past.

You’ll find the trailhead for the Taylor Creek Trail two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center on Kolob Canyons Road. The parking lot is on the left side of the road.

If you’re looking for a Zion map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected  15 free Zion National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find maps of trails, shuttles, wilderness, and the official brochure map you receive at the park entrance. You can also browse the  best-selling Zion maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

This is the main Zion National Park map , showing both Zion Canyon and the Kolob Canyons section of the park.  Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.2 mb) or download the PDF (3.9 mb) .

This is a Zion regional map , showing Zion National Park in relation to Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and other attractions. Click the image to view a full size JPG (150 kb) or download the PDF (150 kb) .

Zion National Park is great to drive through. There are tons of pull offs with short, easy hikes for the whole family. We’re not hardcore hikers, and our fitness level is average, but we’re slowly getting our feet wet with backpacking. We love that Zion is also a great place to find longer strenuous hikes, multi-day backpacking trips, and is home to iconic hikes like the Zion Narrows, the Subway, and Angels Landing!

In case you’re not sure what you should do during your trip there, we’ve listed the best of Zion National Park hikes from easy to difficult.


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Zion National Park offers a wide range of hiking opportunities, with something suitable for every age and experience level, during every month of the year. Get acquainted with a few of Zion’s three million annual visitors as you zoom from one trailhead and scenic overlook to the next aboard the Zion Canyon Shuttle, designed to keep the park pristine, tranquil and pollution-free. Hop off as often as you’d like to traverse a deep, narrow canyon or climb a majestic, multi-colored cliff; another eco-friendly bus will be by in six minutes. 

Our favorite hikes in Zion National Park Canyon Overlook The Canyon Overlook has produced some of the most breathtaking shots of Zion Canyon ever photographed. It is a favorite among photographers and casual... (more)

The Lower Pool is popular among hikers for its beauty and accessibility. The trail is short and gently sloped - with only 70 feet of elevation gain... (more)

This trail loses about 1,050 feet as it meanders northwest through sunny fields and past Gambel oak, partly following an old jeep road and then a stream, before arriving at La Verkin Creek. Many hikers continue on the La Verkin Creek/Kolob Arch trails to see Kolob Arch.

Some people choose to camp on this hike. You can camp at La Verkin Creek, if you have a permit and have been assigned a campsite at the visitor center.

Exploring the Narrows involves wading along the bottom of the North Fork of the Virgin River, through a spectacular 1,000-foot-deep chasm that is less than 20 feet wide in spots. Passing fancifully sculptured sandstone arches, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, this hike is recommended for those who are up to fighting sometimes-strong currents. If you want just a taste of the Narrows, walk and wade in from the other end, from the Riverside Walk .

  • Zion National Park hiking is great on the Taylor Creek Trail
  • A moderate out-and-back trail with only 470 feet elevation gain
  • 5.4 miles (typically about 3 hours)
  • Trailhead is two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Overview

The Taylor Creek Trail follows the same path as Taylor Creek, winding through firs, Ponderosa pines, cottonwoods and oaks. You’ll smell the aromatic sage and enjoy this well-worn trail through Zion National Park. The sheer cliff walls, towering rock formations and arches will amaze and inspire. Stop at the historic cabins to get a taste of the park’s Old West past.

You’ll find the trailhead for the Taylor Creek Trail two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center on Kolob Canyons Road. The parking lot is on the left side of the road.

If you’re looking for a Zion map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected  15 free Zion National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find maps of trails, shuttles, wilderness, and the official brochure map you receive at the park entrance. You can also browse the  best-selling Zion maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

This is the main Zion National Park map , showing both Zion Canyon and the Kolob Canyons section of the park.  Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.2 mb) or download the PDF (3.9 mb) .

This is a Zion regional map , showing Zion National Park in relation to Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and other attractions. Click the image to view a full size JPG (150 kb) or download the PDF (150 kb) .

Zion National Park is great to drive through. There are tons of pull offs with short, easy hikes for the whole family. We’re not hardcore hikers, and our fitness level is average, but we’re slowly getting our feet wet with backpacking. We love that Zion is also a great place to find longer strenuous hikes, multi-day backpacking trips, and is home to iconic hikes like the Zion Narrows, the Subway, and Angels Landing!

In case you’re not sure what you should do during your trip there, we’ve listed the best of Zion National Park hikes from easy to difficult.


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Zion National Park offers a wide range of hiking opportunities, with something suitable for every age and experience level, during every month of the year. Get acquainted with a few of Zion’s three million annual visitors as you zoom from one trailhead and scenic overlook to the next aboard the Zion Canyon Shuttle, designed to keep the park pristine, tranquil and pollution-free. Hop off as often as you’d like to traverse a deep, narrow canyon or climb a majestic, multi-colored cliff; another eco-friendly bus will be by in six minutes. 

Our favorite hikes in Zion National Park Canyon Overlook The Canyon Overlook has produced some of the most breathtaking shots of Zion Canyon ever photographed. It is a favorite among photographers and casual... (more)

The Lower Pool is popular among hikers for its beauty and accessibility. The trail is short and gently sloped - with only 70 feet of elevation gain... (more)

Situated in southwest Utah, Zion National Park is the home of some very diverse hiking trails.  Whether you prefer easy, moderate, or strenuous hikes, you will find a backpacking adventure that will create a lifetime of memories to enjoy for years to come.  Here are some of the top trails to consider when visiting Zion National Park. 

Canyon Overlook – One of the reasons that this hike is so popular today is because of the breathtaking panoramas that you will encounter.  It is only a mile roundtrip with a 100-foot change in elevation.  Each and every step will be worth it.

Kayenta Trail – Another one of the more popular hikes in Zion National Park, the trail is situated against the park’s west wall between Big Bend and the Emerald Pools.  Although this is not a difficult nor lengthy trail (0.89 miles long), it links many of Zion’s trails together.

This trail loses about 1,050 feet as it meanders northwest through sunny fields and past Gambel oak, partly following an old jeep road and then a stream, before arriving at La Verkin Creek. Many hikers continue on the La Verkin Creek/Kolob Arch trails to see Kolob Arch.

Some people choose to camp on this hike. You can camp at La Verkin Creek, if you have a permit and have been assigned a campsite at the visitor center.

Exploring the Narrows involves wading along the bottom of the North Fork of the Virgin River, through a spectacular 1,000-foot-deep chasm that is less than 20 feet wide in spots. Passing fancifully sculptured sandstone arches, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, this hike is recommended for those who are up to fighting sometimes-strong currents. If you want just a taste of the Narrows, walk and wade in from the other end, from the Riverside Walk .

  • Zion National Park hiking is great on the Taylor Creek Trail
  • A moderate out-and-back trail with only 470 feet elevation gain
  • 5.4 miles (typically about 3 hours)
  • Trailhead is two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Overview

The Taylor Creek Trail follows the same path as Taylor Creek, winding through firs, Ponderosa pines, cottonwoods and oaks. You’ll smell the aromatic sage and enjoy this well-worn trail through Zion National Park. The sheer cliff walls, towering rock formations and arches will amaze and inspire. Stop at the historic cabins to get a taste of the park’s Old West past.

You’ll find the trailhead for the Taylor Creek Trail two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center on Kolob Canyons Road. The parking lot is on the left side of the road.

This trail loses about 1,050 feet as it meanders northwest through sunny fields and past Gambel oak, partly following an old jeep road and then a stream, before arriving at La Verkin Creek. Many hikers continue on the La Verkin Creek/Kolob Arch trails to see Kolob Arch.

Some people choose to camp on this hike. You can camp at La Verkin Creek, if you have a permit and have been assigned a campsite at the visitor center.

Exploring the Narrows involves wading along the bottom of the North Fork of the Virgin River, through a spectacular 1,000-foot-deep chasm that is less than 20 feet wide in spots. Passing fancifully sculptured sandstone arches, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, this hike is recommended for those who are up to fighting sometimes-strong currents. If you want just a taste of the Narrows, walk and wade in from the other end, from the Riverside Walk .

  • Zion National Park hiking is great on the Taylor Creek Trail
  • A moderate out-and-back trail with only 470 feet elevation gain
  • 5.4 miles (typically about 3 hours)
  • Trailhead is two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Overview

The Taylor Creek Trail follows the same path as Taylor Creek, winding through firs, Ponderosa pines, cottonwoods and oaks. You’ll smell the aromatic sage and enjoy this well-worn trail through Zion National Park. The sheer cliff walls, towering rock formations and arches will amaze and inspire. Stop at the historic cabins to get a taste of the park’s Old West past.

You’ll find the trailhead for the Taylor Creek Trail two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center on Kolob Canyons Road. The parking lot is on the left side of the road.

If you’re looking for a Zion map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected  15 free Zion National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find maps of trails, shuttles, wilderness, and the official brochure map you receive at the park entrance. You can also browse the  best-selling Zion maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

This is the main Zion National Park map , showing both Zion Canyon and the Kolob Canyons section of the park.  Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.2 mb) or download the PDF (3.9 mb) .

This is a Zion regional map , showing Zion National Park in relation to Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and other attractions. Click the image to view a full size JPG (150 kb) or download the PDF (150 kb) .

This trail loses about 1,050 feet as it meanders northwest through sunny fields and past Gambel oak, partly following an old jeep road and then a stream, before arriving at La Verkin Creek. Many hikers continue on the La Verkin Creek/Kolob Arch trails to see Kolob Arch.

Some people choose to camp on this hike. You can camp at La Verkin Creek, if you have a permit and have been assigned a campsite at the visitor center.

Exploring the Narrows involves wading along the bottom of the North Fork of the Virgin River, through a spectacular 1,000-foot-deep chasm that is less than 20 feet wide in spots. Passing fancifully sculptured sandstone arches, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, this hike is recommended for those who are up to fighting sometimes-strong currents. If you want just a taste of the Narrows, walk and wade in from the other end, from the Riverside Walk .

This trail loses about 1,050 feet as it meanders northwest through sunny fields and past Gambel oak, partly following an old jeep road and then a stream, before arriving at La Verkin Creek. Many hikers continue on the La Verkin Creek/Kolob Arch trails to see Kolob Arch.

Some people choose to camp on this hike. You can camp at La Verkin Creek, if you have a permit and have been assigned a campsite at the visitor center.

Exploring the Narrows involves wading along the bottom of the North Fork of the Virgin River, through a spectacular 1,000-foot-deep chasm that is less than 20 feet wide in spots. Passing fancifully sculptured sandstone arches, hanging gardens, and waterfalls, this hike is recommended for those who are up to fighting sometimes-strong currents. If you want just a taste of the Narrows, walk and wade in from the other end, from the Riverside Walk .

  • Zion National Park hiking is great on the Taylor Creek Trail
  • A moderate out-and-back trail with only 470 feet elevation gain
  • 5.4 miles (typically about 3 hours)
  • Trailhead is two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Overview

The Taylor Creek Trail follows the same path as Taylor Creek, winding through firs, Ponderosa pines, cottonwoods and oaks. You’ll smell the aromatic sage and enjoy this well-worn trail through Zion National Park. The sheer cliff walls, towering rock formations and arches will amaze and inspire. Stop at the historic cabins to get a taste of the park’s Old West past.

You’ll find the trailhead for the Taylor Creek Trail two miles east of the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center on Kolob Canyons Road. The parking lot is on the left side of the road.

If you’re looking for a Zion map, you’ve come to the right place; currently I’ve collected  15 free Zion National Park maps to view and download. (PDF files and external links will open in a new window.) Here you’ll find maps of trails, shuttles, wilderness, and the official brochure map you receive at the park entrance. You can also browse the  best-selling Zion maps and guidebooks on Amazon.

This is the main Zion National Park map , showing both Zion Canyon and the Kolob Canyons section of the park.  Click the image to view a full size JPG (1.2 mb) or download the PDF (3.9 mb) .

This is a Zion regional map , showing Zion National Park in relation to Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and other attractions. Click the image to view a full size JPG (150 kb) or download the PDF (150 kb) .

Zion National Park is great to drive through. There are tons of pull offs with short, easy hikes for the whole family. We’re not hardcore hikers, and our fitness level is average, but we’re slowly getting our feet wet with backpacking. We love that Zion is also a great place to find longer strenuous hikes, multi-day backpacking trips, and is home to iconic hikes like the Zion Narrows, the Subway, and Angels Landing!

In case you’re not sure what you should do during your trip there, we’ve listed the best of Zion National Park hikes from easy to difficult.


Join over 200,000 readers! Sign up to get access to our library of resources, travel photography tips, exclusive giveaways, and inspiration to be a Local Adventurer. 

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