Best Things To Do in Zion National Park, Utah

Whether you're visiting Zion National Park for a few days or are a localite, Zion National Park is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Zion National Park. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Zion National Park. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Zion National Park. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Zion National Park keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Zion National Park listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Tourist Attractions in Zion National Park

Here is the list of things to do in Zion National Park and tourist attractions in city.

  1. The Narrows

    Tags: Outdoors, Hiking Trail, Adventure, Canyon

    As the name suggests, the Narrows is the narrowest, yet popular, section of Zion Canyon. Ranked number 5 in National Geographic's list of America's Best 100 Adventures, this scenic hike is a must when you visit Zion National Park. The walls of the canyon are around thousand feet high and the hike across the gorge goes through the Virgin River, which is about twenty to thirty feet wide. While th...Read more
  2. Angels Landing

    Tags: Outdoors, Rock Climbing, Nature

    This 454 meters’ tall rock formation has one of the most famous trails in the Zion National Park. Earlier known as Temple of Aeolus, the 2.4 miles long hike to reach the top will keep you captivated as you get to witness nature's rugged beauty. This trail on top of a rock fin, open at both sides, allows hikers to enjoy the view from both sides. One of the most prominent features on the pa...Read more
  3. Zion Observation Point

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Observatory

    One of the well-known trails in Zion National Park, Weeping Rock Trailhead, is the one leading to Observation Point. While the hike up to the point is a little taxing, the effort will totally be worth it. From the Observation Point, you can get an excellent view of the complete park. While you are on your way up, you will also be get the opportunity to admire the dark and mysterious Echo Canyon...Read more
  4. Zion-mt. Carmel Highway

    Tags: Outdoors, Scenic Drive, Nature, Tunnel

    Zion National Park owes most of its popularity to this scenic highway. Connecting the park to the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, this 10-mile stretch is nothing less than a roller coaster ride, with switchbacks, slickrocks and seasonal waterfalls adding to the charm of the road. There are various places along the path where you can pull over to soak in the raw beauty of nature surroundi...Read more
  5. Canyon Overlook Trail

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail

    One of the quickest hikes in Zion National Park, the Canyon Overlook Trail is best for families with children. Covering over 1 mile for a round trip, this trail gives you a great view of the main canyon. The trail starts with steps made from the sandstone and it just gets more picturesque as you reach the edge of the cliff. The view from the top includes the lower Zion Canyon, West Temple, East...Read more
  6. Weeping Rock Trail

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail

    This unique landmark of Zion National Park is a trail which is family friendly in nature. As the name suggests, the rock formation along the trail literally 'weeps'. The bowl-shaped arch structure of the rock is due to the erosion of sandstone over the years. This has led to the water that has been seeping inside the sandstone to seep out from the rock, which makes it seem like weeping. The wat...Read more
  7. Emerald Pools

    Tags: Trail

    Considered to be one of the signature trails of Zion National Park, a view of Emerald pools will send you in a state of trance. A hike on this trail is quite favourite with the families as they can have a lot of fun here. After the hike, you will be welcomed with stunning waterfalls, pools set against rugged monoliths. Set in the midst of the desert, those pools offer a view of an oasis. Since ...Read more
  8. Zion Canyon Visitor Center
    Before you start your journey inside the magnanimous Zion National Park, visit the Zion Canyon visitor centre for an overview and a detailed information on every and every section of the park. There is a patio in front of the park where rangers give outdoor talks and you can become a part of it if interested. There are maps to guide you on the adventures to do both inside the park and beyond it...Read more
  9. Temple Of Sinawava

    Tags: Trail

    The reason why the temple of Sinawava is famous is that it acts as a starting point to one of the most scenic trails of Zion national park: The Riverside Walk and the narrows. The temple looks magical and awe inspiring as it is surrounded by lush green cottonwood trees. Amidst this, there is an immense rock edifice known as “The Pulpit” which gives the effect of surrealism. From thi...Read more
  10. Court Of The Patriarchs

    Tags: Outdoors

    This set of sandstone cliffs constitute one of the most mesmerizing sights in Zion National Park. Named individually after the Biblical figures (from Old Testament) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the court of patriarchs was named by a Methodist minister who actually gave names to many other parts in Zion during his visit in 1916. Mount Moroni stands in front of Jacob, and is named after the Book ...Read more
  11. Hidden Canyon

    Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Canyon

    Zion national park is suffused with natural wonders that await you at every nook and corner as you explore the area. True to its name, this is a narrow and deep canyon hidden from the main canyon east of the Great White Throne. As you walk across this canyon trail, you will come across a number of ravines. Be aware that the hike can be bit strenuous as it constitutes an elevation gain over 1000...Read more
  12. Watchman Trail

    Tags: Trail, Hiking Trail

    The watchman trail takes you to the top of the Watchman Mountain from where you will be able to enjoy distinctive views of the south side of the park as well as the visitor centre located below. A total of trip to this trail takes around 2 hours as you need to cover atleast 3 miles. Most of this trail has to be covered in full view of the sun and that too through a hot desert environment. More ...Read more
  13. Kolob Canyon Road

    Tags: Scenic Drive, Canyon, Road

    Kolon Canyon Road is relatively one of the lesser trailed roads in Zion National park that exudes scenic beauty and sights. The beginning point of this road lies outside the park, in the area known as Virgin and eventually it rises to elevations of 8,000 feet within the narrow neck of the park. In order to admire the natural beauty that this road unfolds before you, you can drive upto a five-mi...Read more
  14. Checkerboard Mesa

    Tags: Outdoors, Hill

    Time for some great hike! The checkerboard Mesa is interestingly a colourful display of orange, brown and white slickrock that looks absolutely stunning. The majestic criss-crossed mountain appears as a massive hill towering 900 feet above the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and resembles a giant, extended chess or checkerboard. The horizontal and vertical cracks along the walls of this butte create a ...Read more
  15. Pa'rus Trail

    Tags: Trail, View Point, Nature

    Relatively a newer one and an easily accessible trail, the Pa’rus trail has been named after "bubbling water," and offers you stunning views of the park around. The best way to enjoy the beauty of this trail is to ride on a bicycle and admire its many manifestations of nature. This trail starts at the South Campground which lies just north of the Visitor Center, and follows a paved path t...Read more