When visiting Southern Utah, there are so many beautiful places to see and outdoor activities you can participate in. Hiking is most commonly the first thought people have when thinking of outdoor activities; and lucky for you, Southern Utah is filled with some incredible national parks to go adventuring in! One of the most popular destinations in Southern Utah is Zion National Park. Here are some reasons you should visit this national park:
Zion National Park is one of the most popular national parks all around the world. To speak to its popularity, The Guardian recently came out with a list of the top 22 national parks to visit in the US, of which Zion National Park was in this list of 22 parks selected by experts. Zion is known worldwide and people come from all over to visit it’s beautiful red vistas.
When speaking about the grounds inside of the park, the places you can explore are endless. Zion is separated into three different ecosystems. It is home to over 900 different species of plants and over 400 different animal species. The wildlife in the park varies from the Desert Tortoise to the Desert Bighorn Sheep and many, many others. The park encompasses approximately 232 square miles of land which offers many different types of scenery and locations to see. With the plethora of trails that you can adventure on and animal species you probably have never seen before, the park provides you with new things to explore on every visit.
Probably the biggest reason you will visit a national park is to go hiking and be outside. Zion is no stranger to hikers, having a variety of trails to provide any level of hiker a fun experience. Here is a list of the top trails in Zion:
Emerald Pools Trail
Emerald Pools is a popular trail in Zion. This is a short and easy hike that you can take your family on. This trail is great for people looking to take their time and enjoy the scenery. This hike consists of short trails that pass by different pools and streams. One of the most beautiful trails you can partake in that will have you pass by all sorts of wildlife that Zion offers.
Angels Landing is possibly the most popular trail in Zion. If you are looking for a trail to push yourself, this is definitely the hike you should go on. When coming across to the top of the hike, Angels Landing offers a stunning view of the landscape. Having an overview of the park is an awesome sight and definitely recommended for those willing to try.
For those who are alright with getting a little wet, The Narrows is perfect for you. This hike will take you through the Virgin River. You will be able to explore the canyons and see some extraordinary sights.
Zion National Park offers so much and would be a perfect destination when visiting Southern Utah. The views offered are breathtaking and will leave you with an experience to remember. If you are looking for a place to stay, Freedom Village is the place for you. We are conveniently located in St George, UT and are located just 39 miles from the national park. We offer the best quality homes to ensure you have the greatest experience possible. Give us a call at 435-229-5649 for more information today!