It’s not necessary to venture off the road to experience the wonders of Zion National Park. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is a six mile road that follows the North Fork of the Virgin River upstream from Canyon Junction through some of Zion’s most outstanding scenery. The Kolob Fingers Road Scenic Byway (five miles one way) in the northwestern corner of Zion National Park features the same dramatic desert landscape associated with the main section of the park, towering coloured cliffs, narrow winding canyons, forested plateaus, and wooded trails along twisting side canyons.
Zion National Park
Carved by water and time, Zion National Park is a canyon that invites you to participate in the very forces that created it. Zion National Park’s canyons and mesas boast an especially exquisite beauty. Breathtaking Zion Canyon is the centrepiece of this 147,000-acre parkland that protects a spectacular landscape of high plateaus, sheer canyons, and monolithic cliffs.
Enjoy hiking in the park; whether it be a relatively easy hike like the Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock or the Riverside Walk, there is incredible scenery all around you. Experienced hikers in search of more adventure may consider the Taylor Creek Trail, Angels Landing, The Narrows, and Kolob Arch. Observation Point and Hidden Canyon beckons visitors who trade a strenuous climb for stunning panoramas on higher ground.