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Zion National Park Activities

Hiking

Zion offers many trails ranging from short leg-stretcher walks to strenuous adventures.

Wildflowers Fall Colors - A variety of life zones and habitats makes Zion an excellent location for wildflower walks in spring and brilliant leaf color in autumn.

Photography

Zion offers the photographer many opportunities to explore color, texture, and light.

Birdwatching

Zion is home to 271 species of birds. Bird checklists are available at the visitor centers.

Bicycling

The Pa'rus Trail offers a paved, car-free alternative for bicyclists to connect with the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Shuttle buses are equipped with bike racks.

Ranger-led activities

Join a Park Ranger to learn more about Zion National Park. Topics include animals, geology, plants, human history and more. Programs include Ride with a Ranger shuttle tours, guided hikes, daytime talks and evening programs at Watchman Campground and Zion Lodge. All programs are free. Check the weekly schedules posted at visitor centers and bulletin boards throughout the park for times, places, and subjects.

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