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Start or end your day at Zion with this trail

This trail is quite a bit different from other trails at Zion. Instead of gaining a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Louisville, Kentucky
Easy hike right next to the visitor center

I went on this hike with a Ranger on the free Guided Ranger hike in late September. We were a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This trail is quite a bit different from other trails at Zion. Instead of gaining a lot of elevation in the cooler inner canyon, this trail is mostly a walk through the desert, with very little shade. It only goes up about 350 feet in...More

Thank MrCarver
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on this hike with a Ranger on the free Guided Ranger hike in late September. We were a small group (8 people total) and basically had the trail to ourselves at 8 am. The trail is a great easy way to see a...More

Thank theroadlestravel2016
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This trail leaves from the visitors center and is not as crowded as some of the other feature hikes like Angels Landing. It was vey hot when we visited and although I struggled a bit to get to the top, it was worthwhile and enjoyable.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This is a good starter hike for longer trekkers or new visitors to the park. It is very close to the Visitor Center so no need for a shuttle. The short hike will get you some elevation and views of the Watchman and the entrance...More

Thank DillonM1905
Reviewed 22 July 2017

No need for a sign up. Just show up for the morning ranger led hike on the Watchman Trail. There were only 10 people on our hike. Lots of good information given. While the ranger didn't go all the way to the end, he turned...More

1  Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We did 3 hikes in Zion and this was my favorite. It's moderately strenuous. I suggest getting an early start or waiting until later in the day when temperatures are more comfortable. Wear good shoes and take plenty of water. Beautiful scenery and great views!...More

1  Thank scrappysquirrel
Reviewed 26 June 2017

An interesting hike that starts the Visitor Centre at Zion National Park is the Watchman's Trail. This is a 3.3 mile trail that is moderately strenuous and takes a bit over 2 hours to complete. There is little shade so make sure to bring a...More

2  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This hike is around three miles round trip, with a moderate incline up to a viewpoint for beautiful views. There are also lovely views on the way to the viewpoint. During the summer, hike early, as it gets very hot, and there is almost no...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We started this 3 mile roundtrip hike in the late afternoon, but it was just too hot to finish! Do this one in the morning, as the views of the canyon are washed out by afternoon. The trail is winding and uphill most of the...More

Thank Lynette796
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We did this hike at the end of a long driving day. It was the perfect excuse to be outside. The sun was setting as we were on top and the view were beautiful. It was right next to the watchman and south campground, don't...More

1  Thank Sara M
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