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The most popular route through Zion, which includes the famous top-to-bottom Narrows Hike, Weeping Rock, Emerald Pools, and Hidden Canyon.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 3, 2015

Zion National Park is a "Bucket List" item. The fact that you're on this site says that you already know that for sheer majestic beauty, Zion is really hard to beat. Just riding the National Park Service bus (sorry, no private vehicles) from one end...More

15  Thank Marty F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 7, 2018

So we drive 400 miles (entrance fees are $20) and get into the main visitor center area of the park to find every lot marked "parking full, return to town and catch shuttle." No mention at the gate that parking was already full or that...More

6  Thank 5foot18
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just drove into Zion National Park this afternoon and were so appalled to see so many dead fawns on the side of the road! In just a 3/4 mile stretch, we saw 8 bloody bodies! Very upsetting! When we pulled into our hotel in...More

Thank PAL655
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was another amazing adventure and would highly recommend visiting. You need plenty of time to explore the 9 stops within this park especially if you plan to do the trek through the canyon river. The river can be deep at times with quite a...More

Thank Vacationer825025
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Absolutely love Zion. It's red rocks fill my soul. Of all the red rock national parks in Utah, this is my favourite. Walking the river walk, I can feel the magnificent red rocks wrapping their arms around me. This is my happy place. Well organized...More

Thank Debra13
Reviewed September 13, 2018

It was so nice that the only cars in the canyon were people staying at the lodge. Otherwise it was just us and the shuttle buses. The buses run every few minutes dropping passengers off at nine different locations where you can just enjoy the...More

Thank dps_Sedona
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

We experienced this park in two different ways: we drove through from east to west, and returned the following day to take the shuttle bus up from the Visitors’ Center. The shuttles were so efficient, and all the staff did their job so well. Zion...More

Thank Geoff R
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We took an Insight Tour of western National Parks. Zion was one of our favorites. It is quite different from Yellowstone and Bryce - but we were very glad we came here. The main canyon is spectacular beyond words. There are many, many ways to...More

1  Thank Joe N
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Best way to see is w the park shuttle service hop on/off About a 70-90 min ride if u dont get off Clean and warm bus when its chilly out Best to see in the am or mid to late aft to catch the light...More

Thank Tempusfugit2015
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Ride the bus all the way up.... and then stop at each point exploring it, on the way down. Depending on your hiking abilities you can walk to the more remote areas but the trails quickly become steep and difficult. Most of the easy trails...More

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

In All fairness my husband and I were in the middle of a long trip west. We took in a number of National Parks prior to Zion. Zion was my least favorite out of them all. Yes it has its beauty, but I would have...More

1  Thank 220christinab
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

My father took me to Zion Canyon and so I had to take my son there on trip out West. It is amazing place to take a hike (which we did along the Virgin River) to view the geology (in contrast to Grand Canyon, at...More

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April 2, 2018|
Response from Susan and Phyl T | Reviewed this property |
Oooh, good question! When we drove in, we came from the same direction. As far as I can recall, there were not any, it was pretty flat. He should not have anything to worry about. There is a canyon rim drive around the edge... More
October 24, 2017|
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Response from BeRealMar | Reviewed this property |
l agree with the first answer. I visited both areas and they are both beautiful. The first area was a breathtaking scenic drive. The main canyon is where lodging, camping, park transportation(bus) and restaurants are... More