Hopefully when you come to Zion National Park in Southern Utah for a fun family hike (or traveling alone), you’ll have enough time to see a few of the hikes Zion is well known for in Southern Utah. Below you will find the top rated hikes Zion has to offer!
We’ve put together our Top 5 Rated Hikes for when you travel to ZNP– here they are!
Length: 5 Miles
Expect crowds on this hike because it is by far the most popular! It is crowded for a reason though because the views are spectacular. The way is difficult, and the end of the trail is nail biting, with the hiker holding onto chains to reach the top. The view is definitely worth the trek! However it is also the most dangerous hike and is not often recommended for littles as the chains are often needed to avoid serious injury (or worse– sadly there have been deaths on Angels Landing. Not that many, but it is certainly a dangerous hike and should be reconsidered if you have little ones in company). On the plus side, you can still hike to Scout’s Lookout and catch most of the amazing views afforded at the peak even with smaller travelers in your group. You can also do the ones below instead! With the safest part of the trail, you can still see this view from Scout’s Lookout– wow!
Length: 1.9 Miles
This is a hike that can be enjoyed by everyone in your group! It’s so easy that you can even push a stroller along the trail. This hike is right by the most popular Zion ceremony site Temple of Sinawava.
Length: 3.1 Miles
This trail takes the hiker up to view the spectacular views overlooking the heights of Springdale, Utah and the edges of Zion!
Length: 1 Mile
This is also a very popular spot for photographs and posting on your social media. Zion Canyon Overlook is the best view for the least hike in the park and is commonly hiked by families, even with younger ones in the bunch. There are a few spots that are a little dodgy, so make sure to bring hiking shoes on this adventure.
Length: 8.6 Miles
The most popular way to hike the narrows is the bottom up method. This way, you start at The Riverside walk and just wade into the water. You will be met with spectacular views at every turn, and its a great way to cool off in the Summer months. Note: The top bottom method of hiking the narrows requires a permit.