Potato Hallow: "backcountry camping" Top 5 Page for this destination Zion National Park Hotel Tip by richiecdisc

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by richiecdisc

Zion hold 25% of all backcountry permits for walk-ins so if you go early you're bound to get one especially if you are flexible on where you want to hike. The permits vary in price with group size. It was $10 for the two of us to camp both nights and we could have stayed out there longer for the same amount.

Unique Qualities: The weather was great but one problem with hiking on the West Rim trail is lack of drinking water. We found a small spring, but small was a generous description for this small gurgle. It was more like a puddle and would have been better suited to a pump water filter. Unfortunately, we were using chemical treatment at that time. You won't see many people on this trail so if seeking solitude, this is a good place to find it.

Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: We hiked out to Potato Hallow, about ten miles from Lava Point and camped there for two nights, doing a day hike from there to gaze down at the Zion Valley.
Price: less than US$20
Theme: Campground

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jun 13, 2009
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