Zion National Park is consistently ranked as one of the top national parks in the United States. Breathtaking views, a myriad of geological formations formed as free-flowing rivers cut through multi-hued sedimentary rock to form Zion’s deep and spectacular canyons, the park trails lead visitors to dramatic rock formations, hanging gardens, scenic vistas, ancient rock art and natural arches. People have lived in Zion’s landscape for at least 8,000 years, and the park’s prehistoric art and artifacts tell the stories of the area’s previous inhabitants. The park also provides habitat for a variety of wildlife and large mammals, hardy desert plants like cholla and juniper, and rare and threatened birds like the peregrine falcon, California condor and Mexican spotted owl.
Depending on weather, the size and abilities of the group, the actual trail route will be determined by Friday, February 28th and will be posted here along with expected weather conditions. Typically a 2-4 mile walk on established trails, Joe C., our hike coordinator, assures that this is no “death march” and will include a “Gratitude Meeting” during the course of the hike.
- Gather at 9am with “Zion Hike” coordinators in lobby
- Group will car pool / caravan to Zion National Park Springdale Visitor Center
- Expected return to Red Lion Hotel: 3-4pm