Southwest Expedition Series Part 4: Zion National Park

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ZION NATIONAL PARK

ADMISSION: TBA

DESCRIPTION:

Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

ATTRACTIONS:

• Virgin Narrows: A hike through The Narrows requires hiking in the Virgin River. You must get your feet wet since there is no trail. Most people choose to start their hike from the Temple of Sinawava via the Riverside Walk and then walk upstream before turning around and hiking back down to the Temple of Sinawava.

Difficulty: Strenuous
Distances: 16 Miles
Duration: 12 Hours

Map:

Reference:

http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/thenarrows.htm

• Angel's Landing: According to the National Park Service, "The route to Angels Landing involves travel along a steep, narrow ridge with support chains anchored intermittently along the route. Footing can be slippery even when the rock is dry. Unevenly surfaced steps are cut into the rock with major cliff dropoffs adjacent. Keep off when it is wet, icy or thunderstorms are in the area. Plan to be off before dark. Younger children should skip this trail; older children must be closely supervised." The National Park Service website officially recognizes five fatalities where suspicious activity was not involved along Angels Landing, however other deaths have been reported.

Difficulty: Strenuous
Distances: 2.5 Miles
Duration: 3 Hours

Map:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/37.2519855,-112.9560365/Angels+Landing,+Utah+84737/@37.2653275,-112.9574491,15z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x80cac3d63de4e197:0xc7cc7a1f137357ee!2m2!1d-112.9468989!2d37.2690326!3e2

Reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angels_Landing

RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING:
• 4x 1 Lite of bottle water
• Lunch
• Snacks & Fruits
• Sun Screen
• Bug Repellent

RECOMMENDED CLOTHES TO WEAR:
• Hat
• Sun Glasses
• Lightweight clothing
• Hiking Boots or Shoes
• Lightweight Back Pack
• Lightweight workout pants

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