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Hidden Canyon, Zion National Park

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  • We only have time to take one good hike before the sun set early in December. The Hidden Canyon is a good one, even better than the Angel's Landing due to less people. After a few switchbacks, you wal...  more »
  • Hidden Canyon was a really great and fun hike. It starts from the shuttle stop #7 - Weeping Rock and follows East Rim Trail as it switchbacks up the mountain for the first mile. Although it's steep, t...  more »
  • This is an awesome hike in Zion! It is fairly steep on the ascent, but definitely worth the work once you get up to the canyon. There were hardly any people on this trail which was awesome and you can...  more »
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  • Hidden Canyon was a really great and fun hike. It starts from the shuttle stop #7 - Weeping Rock and follows East Rim Trail as it switchbacks up the mountain for the first mile. Although it's steep, there are great views of Angels Landing and Zion Canyon so we made a lot of photo stops. After a mile, Hidden Canyon Trail splits right and after some more switchbacks, comes to a great viewpoint. The trail really gets fun from here. Hiking along steep drop-offs, there are chains affixed to the wall to hold on to. Its similar to Angels Landing, but drop offs only on one side. After this point, the maintained trail ends at the entrance to Hidden Canyon. To proceed further into the canyon, you'll need to climb and scramble over boulders. This part of the trail was especially fun. There was beautiful fall color in the canyon and about half-way through is a natural arch! At the end of the canyon is a sign, so you'll know you've gone as far as you can. Overall, one of my favorite hikes in Zion and the one I'd recommend if you only have a short time. It really has it all - gorgeous views, a narrow canyon, steep drop offs with chains, and canyoneering over boulders.
  • Loved this hike. This hike was roughly around 3 miles total and had a elevation of 1000 feet. I would only suggest this hike to in shape individuals. It had many switch backs, but would be tough for anyone who was in shape. The first portion of this hike is just gravel/dirt switch backs. Stop and look around at each point because the views are spectacular. After you reach the top of the switchbacks, the trail takes you along the rock on a narrow path with only a metal chain to hold. This part was very narrow. It was a little scary but also thrilling.
  • The hike up to hidden canyon is a little strenuous, but very doable. There are some tight spots with chains a couple steep drop offs, but very rewarding views. The slot canyon is really cool and not heavily trafficked.
  • Strenuous; compared to the other hikes in Zion, not much to see here.

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Where to stay in Zion National Park

If you want to stay inside Zion National Park, you can choose from three campgrounds or the Zion Lodge, which includes motel rooms, cabins, suites, and a restaurant. Two of the campgrounds sit near the south entrance, while the third lies more isolated about a one-hour drive from Zion Canyon along the Kolob Terrace Road. The gateway town of Springdale just south of the park has a wide range of accommodations. Choose from cozy inns and bed and breakfasts, rustic riverside lodges, and clean and simple motels. If everything's full here, try the nearby towns of Virgin and Hurricane.
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