NileGuide Expert Says:
Spectacular views from overlooks, deep inside canyons, and sparsely-traveled.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park, UT 84767
NileGuide Expert tip:
Start at the Kolob Canyons end so you hike down the 3,300 feet of elevation loss...rather than the strenuous other way around!
This is considered the
Zion trip if you're a backpacker. You see all the geology Zion offers along the West Rim Trail, as well as all the ecology. Keep your peepers peeled for colorful wildflowers and some of the park's 292 bird species. This is also a shuttle trip, so you either need two cars or, more likely, to hire a shuttle from one of the local guiding companies.