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10 Reasons To Visit Zion National Park
If you hike through the Left Fork of North Creek, walk over creeks, and climb over boulders, you will arrive at this incredible canyon called The Subway. Just make sure you get a Zion backcountry permit before hiking; it is required for all of the hikes through Left Fork/Subway.
The Subway
There are three campgrounds located inside Zion National Park that are quite popular and usually full by noon on weekdays and by mid-morning on the weekends. According to the National Park Service, South and Watchman Campgrounds are located in Zion Canyon, and The Lava Point Campground is approximately a 1-hour drive further.
Angel's Landing is a strenuous uphill 5-mile hike that offers you some of the most incredible views of Zion Canyon. Stand at the peak and look out to see the Great White Throne, the Virgin River, Big Bend, Cathedral Mountain, and Cable Mountain.
Angel's Landing
One of the most popular areas in Zion National Park, the walls within the Narrows are extremely tall and the river can reach 20 to 30 feet wide. To get there, hike the paved Riverside Walk for one mile from the Temple of Sinawava, or for the best view, hike up the Virgin River.
The Narrows
Hike the Weeping Rock Trailhead to get to Observation Point — a spectacular viewpoint that offers incredible panoramas of Zion National Park. Take the 8-mile round trip Observation Point Trail to view incredible rock formations, the Echo Canyon and gorgeous White Cliffs.
Observation Point