"Get off the beaten path" Zion National Park Off The Beaten Path Tip by goingsolo

Zion National Park Off The Beaten Path: 44 reviews and 80 photos

  Zion National Park
by goingsolo

The best way to experience Zion is to get off the main path. Most visitors, myself included, take the shuttle through the park, stopping at the crowded stops along the way. Because of this, Zion didn't "wow" me in the way that most National Parks have.

Zion National Park occupies 229 square miles. Zion Scenic drive, the park's "main drag" is only 6.6 miles long. The majority of the park is backcountry and a lot is either unexplored or rarely seen. I've been told that there are numerous small canyons in the remote areas of Zion as well.

Instead of seeing the popular sites, take a hike through the backcountry or head up to Kolob Canyons in the northwest section of Zion.

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  • Updated Jun 20, 2004
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