Discovering the Adventure and Beauty of Zion National Park: A Guide to Exploring the Park’s Top Attractions

Zion National Park - Hiking the Narrows

Zion National Park in Utah was such an amazing experience! For us, it was a “true test” of what we can really do living the RV Life. Our campsite was electric only – no water or sewer but we were able to camp IN the park at Watchman Campground. We Hiked the Narrows and drove into Zion through low-clearance tunnels with a big rig! (It was a little scary!)

driving zion national park in an RV

This National Park is a nature lover’s paradise, offering a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages and abilities. The park is known for its spectacular scenery, including towering red rock cliffs, deep canyons, and cascading waterfalls. Here are some of the top things we recommend to do in Zion National Park:

Hike the Narrows: This is one of the most popular hikes in the park and a true test of your outdoor skills. The Narrows is a narrow canyon carved by the Virgin River and offers hikers the opportunity to explore the park’s unique geology and ecosystem. The hike can be challenging and requires wading through the river, so be sure to bring appropriate footwear and clothing.

hiking the narrows zion

Drive through low-clearance tunnels: If you’re traveling with a big rig, like an RV, be prepared for an exciting and potentially scary experience. The park has several low-clearance tunnels that require vehicles to be less than 13 feet in height. These tunnels offer a unique perspective on the park’s beauty and are definitely worth the challenge.

Camp in the park: Zion National Park offers a range of camping options, including Watchman Campground, which is located in the heart of the park. The campground offers electric-only sites, so you’ll need to be prepared to camp without water or sewer. However, the campground’s location is unbeatable and provides a great base for exploring the park.

Explore the park by shuttle: Zion National Park offers a shuttle service that takes visitors to various points within the park, including the scenic Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and the iconic Angels Landing trail. The shuttle service is a great way to avoid crowds and enjoy the park’s natural beauty.

Go rock climbing: Zion National Park is a popular destination for rock climbers, with challenging routes for experienced climbers and beginner routes for those just starting out. Visitors must register for climbing before starting their adventure.

Visit the Zion Nature Center: The Zion Nature Center is a great place to learn more about the park’s natural history, geology, and wildlife. The center offers a variety of interactive exhibits and ranger-led programs, making it a great destination for families.

Attend a ranger-led program: The park offers a variety of ranger-led programs, including guided nature walks, stargazing, and campfire programs, which provide an in-depth look at the park’s natural and cultural history.

Go rafting or kayaking: The Virgin River offers a chance to cool off and take in the beauty of the park from a different perspective. Visitors need to have the proper experience and equipment before taking on the river.

With so many things to do, Zion National Park is the perfect destination for anyone looking for an adventure in the great outdoors. This was probably our next favorite place to visit, besides Glacier National Park.
Can you hike the narrows with kids? Check out our recent video on our experience hiking the narrows with kids!

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Hiking the Narrows at Zion National Park in Utah
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