Visiting Zion National Park
Zion National Park looks like out of this world. Rock formations have shapes and colors that you will not find anywhere else. The park can be visited all year round. In the summer expect high temperatures of up to 40 degrees. Therefore, you should remember about the water supply when crossing the hiking trails. The park is located in the southwest of Utah.
There are three entrances to the park. The most popular is the South Entrance. It is about 3 hours drive from Las Vegas. It is here that the bottom of the canyon runs along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. This is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the whole of the United States.
If you have more time to explore, the Park offers around 200 km of hiking trails, as well as climbing routes, so everyone will find something for themselves. Information about the available routes you will find at The Zion Visitor Center, which is located just beyond the southern entrance to the Park.
When crossing the trails with a bit of luck, we can meet wild animals, most often they will be mule deer or sheep. Pumas, rattlesnakes and tarantulas also live in the park.
The most popular hiking trail “The Narrows” runs in most of the river bed. Between the rocks stretching half a kilometer up. Depending on what part of the 16 mile route we want to overcome, we must be properly equipped. From waterproof footwear that is necessary on the entire route, to waterproof overalls. In some places the water is so deep that we have to swim.
The most dangerous trial in the park is Angel’s Landing. The trail is 5.4 miles long and 1500 feet high. In some places you have to be very careful and stick to chains, because you have a gap on both sides. A few people died there.
Visiting Zion National Park – Accommodation
Accommodation in the Park offers Zion Lodge and three campsites Watchman , Lava Point and South Campground. You can not book places on campsites, but you can sleep in the wild outside of camping. Current news about the conditions in the park and warnings can be found here.