Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin (Falcon Guides)
© 2013 Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
We hiked the Hop Valley trail to Kolob Arch, camped at a campsite 1/2 mile from the Arch and then hiked La Verkin Creek trail...the Hop Valley trail was much prettier....you go through about 2 miles of desert and then you hit an area that looks like the "Promise Land"...right before our campsite we descended down some switchbacks about 1000 ft....we had a late start so we hiked the descent in the dark...now that was "fun"...in the morning, we hiked to Kolob Arch...save your time and energy...the La Verkin Creek stint of our backcountry trip...the scenery wasn't as beautiful as the Hop Valley trail...your last water source is at campsite #5 and once you get to campsite #1 you have about a hour an a half to go...the last hour is uphill...if I was to do this trail again, I would do La Verkin first and end with Hop Valley.
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