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.

Hike Information
If weather conditions are good in Zion a hike will be selected on Friday based on group size and abilities. We will be looking at about a 4 mile hike, with amazing views and well maintained trails. About half way into the hike, we will stop for a gratitude meeting. Wear sturdy shoes,  and take water and snacks

If adverse weather conditions are forecast for Zion N.P., a more local hike may be selected for the day. One possibility is:
Paradise Canyon

Curt M, hike coordinator.

  • Gather at 9 am with “Zion Hike” coordinators in lobby at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • Group will car pool / caravan to Zion National Park Springdale Visitor Center
  • Expected return to Hilton Garden Inn: 3-4pm

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