Zion National Park Zion Traverse

Springdale, Utah 84767

Zion National Park Zion Traverse

Zion National Park: Zion Traverse Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Pack an extra memory card for what is, mile-for-mile, the most photogenic hike in the Southwest.

One of our most veteran trail scouts, who has hiked in 24 national parks and is notoriously grudging with superlatives, calls this 47-mile traverse of Zion “one of the most spectacular multiday treks in the entire park system.” The only question is why so few people know about it. The route, traversing the park north to south from Lee Pass to East Rim, includes a few popular day-hiker sections, but mostly it’s simply lonely, remote, and photo-op-every-step gorgeous.

Plan to linger at overlooks of labyrinthine side canyons of white and red sandstone. Overnight at Campsites #8 (mile 5, near water) or #4 (mile 6.5, good views). Wake early to watch pink and gold dawn light creep up a maze of side canyons and mesas, just a 5-minutes walk north of the Campsite #4."

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Trail Information

Springdale
Nearby City
47
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
4-6 days
Duration
Zion National Park, (435) 772-3256; nps.gov/zion
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