Zion National Park, Utah

Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

Zion National Park Info


Zion National Park

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News

Hiker Fall Victim Identified in Zion National Park

Zion National Park confirms that the body found Thursday, November 21 was that of 19-year-old Savannah McTague. McTague, from Maine, was a Xanterra concession employee working at Zion Lodge.

Body of Missing Hiker Found in Zion National Park; Fall Suspected

At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, The park was notified of a missing hiker in the Angels Landing area.

Angels Landing Trail Reopens Following Minor Rockfall

Zion National Park’s Trail Crew has successfully removed remnants of a weekend rockfall and the world-famous trail has reopened ahead of schedule.

Zion National Park Photos

A Peaceful Morning at the Zion Lodge

Samantha Decker posted a photo:

A Peaceful Morning at the Zion Lodge

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 16

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 16

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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locator: Trail _CYN5761

C.O.T. Hike Up - 17

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 17

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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locator: Trail _CYN5754

C.O.T. Hike Up - 16

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 16

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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locator: Trail _CYN5751

C.O.T. Hike Up - 14

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 14

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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locator: Trail _CYN5740

C.O.T. Hike Up - 18

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 18

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5757

C.O.T. Hike Up - 15

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 15

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
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locator: Trail _CYN5741 A

C.O.T. Hike Up - 13

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 13

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5733

C.O.T. Hike Up - 11

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C.O.T. Hike Up - 11

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5615

C.O.T. Hike Up - 10

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up - 10

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5612

C.O.T. Hike Up - 09

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up - 09

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5573

C.O.T. Hike Up - 12

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up - 12

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5728

C.O.T. Hike Up - 07

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up - 07

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5568

C.O.T. Hike Up - 08

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up - 08

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5572

C.O.T. Hike Up - 03

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C.O.T. Hike Up  - 03

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5539

C.O.T. Hike Up - 02

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up  - 02

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5537

C.O.T. Hike Up - 04

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up - 04

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5556

C.O.T. Hike Up - 05

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up - 05

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5557

C.O.T. Hike Up - 01

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C.O.T. Hike Up  - 01

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
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locator: Trail _CYN5545 mrkd

C.O.T. Hike Up - 06

Adventure George posted a photo:

C.O.T. Hike Up - 06

Canyon Overlook Trail (Zion National Park: Utah US) - The trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only plants and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have adapted to hot and dry.
The hike is an exercise in scale. There are hints of canyon carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast space that falls away below your feet at the overlook. A thousand feet below is the Zion Canyon floor. Seen patterns not evident before: the greener world along the river and the sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated. from trail sign.

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image by Photo George
©2020 GCheatle
all rights reserved

locator: trail _CYN5567