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Marnieta Wilson

Cleveland, Utah

When is the best time to visit/hike Zion national park?

Planning on doing a 2 day visit to Zion. What are the best hikes to take and when is the best time to visit them. Will have a group of about 5-6. Various hiking experience.

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  • Janine Wilde

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    Zion National Park is such a beautiful place. I suggest going late spring/early summer.

    I suggest doing The Narrows hike. It is fairly easy and you can hike a long the river.

    If you are looking for something a little more difficult, Observation Point Trail will take you to the highest point in Zion National Park.

    Have a great time!

    Observation Point Trail


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  • Trevor William

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    We went early May. The weather was perfect. One of the driest months. Not too hot but cooler in the AM.


    Hike Angles Landing on a week day and catch the 6 am bus. Do not go on a weekend or later in the day. Too busy and potentially dangerous because of over crowding.

    Observation point is excellent. It takes about 3 - 4 hours. Great views and not a lot of people. Hike early in the morning also.

    The Narrows was closed when we were there. It's too cold and high risk of flooding.

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  • Lidia Rojas

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    The best time for me Is in the month of September. Its not to hot and not over crowded. During the summer months it tends to be super busy. I love Angels Landing Trail, its about a 3 hours hike and straight up, hopefully you are not afraid of heights. I also enjoy Emeral's Pools there are 3 pools total, this hike is not has difficult. The last hike is a long one, about 12 miles. It will take about 8 hours, for the more experience hikers. You need a permit which is very easy to obtain. This hike is called The Narrows and is hiked in a river.

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