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Adam Cassis
(acassis) - F

Locale: SoCal
zion national park on 06/07/2013 22:18:44 MDT Print View

i am planning an overnight backpacking trip in Zion. i will be doing the narrows as a day hike, but am looking at doing the west rim trail or the la verkin creek trail. anyone have any input? i hear west rim is the most scenic, but la verkin has the largest arch (or second) in the world.

Dave -
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Up there
Re: zion national park on 06/07/2013 23:01:41 MDT Print View

I did the Trans Zions Trek about 6 weeks ago. The Arch is a bit anticlimactic if you have spent any time in Canyonlands. I thought the West Rim was pretty amazing and would recommend that part of the area.

steven franchuk
Re: zion national park on 06/08/2013 00:26:04 MDT Print View

Kolob arch is a very big one but you cannot get very close to it. the arch is near the top of the cliff while you can only view it from the bottom, on the other side of the valley. I didn't find it very impressive for those reasons.

I have heard Bear Trap canyon which is further east is interesting but water levels were too high when I went. I'll have to go back one of these years.

Marko Botsaris
(millonas) - F - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Re: zion national park on 06/08/2013 21:58:24 MDT Print View

+1 on west rim!