20190130-Utah-Kolob

Exploring the Kolob Canyons: An Underrated (and Less-Trafficked) Nature Stash in Zion

The Kolob Canyons, tucked into the northwest corner of Zion National Park, is the park’s best-kept secret. A half-dozen finger canyons drain west from a high plateau, offering Zion Canyon’s spectacular red-rock scenery, breathtaking views, and rainbow-tinted cliffs but no crowds. Instead, the Kolob Canyons area is a place of solitude, wilderness, and empty trails.…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Canyoneering

Zion National Park is known as one of the world’s premier places for canyoneering (the art of descending canyons of various widths and depths). These adventures range from easy hikes down rocky gorges to scrambling through slender, sinuous crevices filled with water. Most of Zion’s canyons offer technical expeditions that require various outdoor skills—including rock…

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The Creature Comforts of Springdale (and Why It’s an Ideal Place to Recover from Your Zion Adventure)

Zion National Park and the rugged wilderness surrounding Springdale, Utah, is a giant red rock playground filled with magnificent scenery and grand outdoor adventures. It’s a place to play hard all day: hiking sandy trails, squeezing through slot canyons, rappelling off sandstone cliffs, and making your friends at home jealous of your Instagram feed. At…

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Why One Day Isn’t Nearly Enough Time to Experience Zion National Park

With its soaring red sandstone cliffs, signature buttes, towering monoliths, gravity-defying natural arches, and narrow slot canyons, Zion National Park offers visitors spectacular sights to explore in all directions. Utah’s first national park marks the geographic intersection of the Colorado Plateau, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert regions, which creates a unique environment that’s…