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    13 Hikes you've never heard of in Zion National Park

    We think The Narrows, The Subway, and Angels Landing are all AMAZING. We did a team trip to Zion a few years ago where we did all three and encourage you to do the same. We've got nothing against them. But, Zion has so much more to offer than its most famous hikes. We thought we'd share some of t...
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  • Hiking the Narrows in Winter in Zion National Park

    Originally published on out-spiration.com Recently, my little sister was planning her trip to visit me in Moab, UT where I have been working for the last two and a half months. The plan was to just visit Arches and Canyonlands National Parks but my wanderlust and curiosity for exploring a foreig...
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    Getting the Shot: Sunset on The Watchman in Zion NP

    Whether it is a brilliant sunset on a distant horizon exploding in colors or a vibrant forest filled with trees and foliage in shades we never could have imagined, we see these stunning pictures every day and tap twice click like. But we rarely hear the story behind these images, the process it t...
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    How to Get the Ultimate Solitude and Beat the Crowds in Zion National Park

    Why I found the shuttle services at Zion frustrating: For those hiking enthusiasts traveling to Zion for the first time, you may find it a bit frustrating when you come to learn that the park shuttles don't begin running until 7am, well after sunrise. Why does this suck? Unfortunately, access to ...
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    Escape from The Narrows

    July 9th started the way most big adventure days do: a pre-dawn wakeup, hot coffee, and stress about whether or not I’d be able to poop before we got on the trail. Two days earlier, on Wednesday afternoon, I got the news that we'd scored last minute permits to hike the entirety of the Narrows in...
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    A Mesmerizing Experience Hiking The Narrows in Zion National Park

    BACKSTORY I have been hiking and camping for as long as I can remember. The outdoors have always been a part of my life, but one national park has consistently seized my soul whenever I visit. I have been going to Zion National Park more or less yearly for over seven years now. To me, it is a par...
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    Zion National Park in 72 Hours

    During your planning I would schedule to arrive in Zion as early as possible. If you are there before Thanksgiving you are going to be at the mercy of the shuttle system to get to the trailheads. I only visit Zion after Thanksgiving because I loathe waiting on buses, but that is just my personal ...
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    7 Photos from My Hike in The Subway, Zion National Park

    On our last full day camping outside of Zion National Park, I was lucky to score a last minute permit to hike the amazing Subway. I did the non-technical bottom up route. The top down route requires rappelling. The hike is only 9 miles but is definitely challenging as you have to cross back and f...
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    16 Photos from My Week of Adventure in Zion National Park

    In October of 2016, two great friends and I got to head west (all of us being from the east coast) to Springdale, Utah and spend a week enjoying as much of the beauty and wonder of Zion as we could. We spent two days and a night in the backcountry, and the rest of the week explored through a seri...
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    An Acrophobic Tries Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

    Being severely afraid of heights has never rendered my life uneventful, but it's definitely made me ugly cry a lot of times in public, in front of strangers. So, when I planned my trip to Zion National Park, I knew I wanted to, nay, I had to hike Angels Landing. For me, this hike was symbolic of...
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    An Amateur Dirtbag’s Guide to Exploring Zion in the Winter

    “I feel bad about Ben,” J.C. muttered as we tip-toed down the razor’s edge of Angels Landing. “He would have loved this.” I nodded, squinting as I peered off into the brittle, orange canyon, 1500 feet below. At that exact moment, a pair of bouncy, brunette pigtails inched over the top of the trai...
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    A Photo Tour of the Zion Narrows

    For a Utah native, it took me way too long to finally hike the Zion Narrows. I was able to squeeze it in on a trip to St. George for a family wedding, and although I only had half a day to visit the park, it was worth the 100+ degree weather and insane crowds that also spent their Fourth of July ...
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    Ultra, Adventure, Trail Running the 50-mile Zion Traverse

    Thud, thud, thud. My knees feel every inch of the ground as I pound the trail again and again, each step sending an electric shock of protest up each leg. My forehead, neck, and arms are coated in a thin veneer of salt that feels like sandpaper in the baking desert sun. I’ve been taking meticulou...
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    Canyoneering in Zion NP: A Rookie's First Descent

    YOU'RE WELCOME TO JOIN I had never been canyoneering until October of 2016. I texted my friend Val a few weeks prior to the trip to invite her on a Utah "Instameet" hike so we could connect with other outdoor individuals. She replied, "I'm going to be in Zion that weekend. You're welcome to come....
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    The Many Benefits of Exploring Zion National Park in the Winter

    Anyone who has visited Zion knows almost immediately how intensely beautiful it is. Those who haven’t been there yet are in for a treat. The towering canyons have a profound lasting effect on anyone who enters and leaves the park.That said, the high price for the adventure and scenery are the cro...
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    How To Avoid The Crowds At Zion National Park

    I've visited Zion National Park twice this year and the experience between the two visitations were like night and day. Zion National Park is by no means a secret, and for good reason. Hikes such as the "death defying" Angels Landing, and the infamous Narrows are locations which are sought after ...
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