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Zion's Main Canyon, Zion National Park

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Zion's Main Canyon serves as the mighty centerpiece of the Zion National Park. You can explore the 24 km (15 mi) long and 800 m (0.5 mi) deep canyon via one of its seven trails. The Weeping Rock trail is an easy half hour round-trip, making it suitable for the whole family. Experienced hikers might want to try the Angels Landing trail; the four-hour loop features impressive views but is not recommended for those with a fear of heights. The canyon is also home to a number of amenities and attractions, including a visitor center, a human history museum, and lodge. Using our online itinerary creator, Zion National Park attractions like Zion's Main Canyon can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Some locations are just not worth fighting the crowds to get to. This one is. We went during the summer so of course there were tons of people but it is not bad if you prepare a little. Zion is so bea...  more »
  • The Park is really nice, you can spend there several days. There are many hiking routes. We were in July here. It was very crowded. But there are shuttle which are also recommended. We parked in the village, you can free of charge on the road and then wait for a bus. This is also free of charge. More buses are in the PArk itself. The best early morning come, then it must not stand.
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  • Amazing park – as expected for the national parks. Bu this park is extremely crowded – over crowded in fact. There is very limited parking, so shuttle buses are a must if you are not staying within wa...  more »

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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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