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Zion National Park Hiking Trails:

The Kolob Terrace

 

   Kolob Terrace in a less traveled region of Zion National Park than Zion Canyon itself. This is one of Klay Klemic's favorite areas of Zion National Park, witha generally higher altitude and a beautiful day trip that is open to private horseback riders. The Kolob Terrace is comprised of the high plateau west of Zion Canyon. In The Kolob Terrace, ost of the hiking trails are less defined, there aer fewer people around and amenities are farther away. The closest town to the Kolob Terrace is Virgin, Ut, which offers very little by way of either grocery or supply so get all your gear and supplies on your way at St. George, Hurricane, if you like to pay high prices for no reason, Springdale. Many of the Kolob Terrace trails close in the winter from November-April due to heavy snows.

 

The Right Fork


 

Description: A long day hike that takes you up the canyon of The Right Fork stream to Barrier Falls.

Length: 5.9 Miles

Difficulty: Somewhat Strenuous

Highest Elevation: 5,090 Feet Above Sea Level

Hazards: Possible Flash Flooding

Recommended: Bring a staff for walking in the stream.

Jursidiction: Zion National Park

Wildcat Canyon Connector

 

Description: The Wildcat Canyon Connector Trail is a day hike that takes you from the Hop Valley Trailhead to Lava Point.

Distance: 8.7 Miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Highest Elevation: 7,720 Feet Above Sea Level

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

Northgate Peaks

 

Description: The Northgate Peaks Trail is a one way hike that takes you to a viewpoint between the Northgate Peaks.

Distance: 2.2 Miles one way.

Difficulty: Easy 

Highest Elevation: 6,990 Feet Above Sea Level.

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

Subway: The Left Fork

 

Description: This is an overnight hike that will take you into the wilderness area of Zion National Park, where you will rappel down Left Fork Canyon.

Distance: 8.1 Miles

Difficulty: Strenuous

Highest Elevation: 6,990 Feet Above Sea Level

Dangers: Flash Flood Possibility

Required Equipment: 50 Feet of Rope for Self-Rappelling and a wading staff for hiking in water.

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

Wildcat Canyon

 

Description: A day hike that takes you into the wilderness area of Zion National Park down Wildcat Canyon.

Distance: 4.7 Miles One Way

Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous

Highest Elevation: 7,720 Feet Above Sea Level

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

West Rim

 

Description: A Day Hike or overnight trip that takes you from Lava Point through the countryside of Horse Pasture Plateau and down to the floor of Zion Canyon

Distance: 14.2 Miles One Way

Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous from North to South. Strenuous from South to North.

Highest Elevation: 7,720 Feet Above Sea Level.

Dangers: Some Cliff Areas near West Rim Spring

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

Hop Valley

 

Description: A hike that takes you through Hop Valley to La Verkin Creek.

Distance: 6.7 Miles One Way

Difficulty: Moderate going south to north. Somewhat Strenuous north to south.

Highest Elevation: 6,360 Feet Above Sea Level

Jurisdiction: Zion National Park

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    Rising K Ranch is a Horseback Trail Ride and Riding School in Utah, located perfectly between Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.

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