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See much of the park in 1 day??

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See much of the park in 1 day??

We are not die-hard hikers but we do like short hikes and scenic

drives. I do not want to rush through Zion but I keep reading in

TA that many people stay only one day. What I want to know is

would we be able to see the main sights and a few short hikes

if we arrived early and stayed all day?

Your information and suggestions will all be appreciated.

thanks, Denise

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1. Re: See much of the park in 1 day??

The short answer is yes, you can see the main sights by car and by shuttle and take a few short hikes in a long day. You will probably wish, however, that you had more time to explore the park.

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2. Re: See much of the park in 1 day??

If you don't do any of the longer hikes then one day usually is plenty to see the main canyon. Be sure to go to a ranger talk. You would have time to take the Riverside walk, the walk to Emerald Pools, go to Weeping rock (be sure to go right up under it) and maybe take the trail to Hidden canyon, check out the new museum and the Lodge gift shop. Hopefully you would take the time to go through the tunnels to the east section and Checkerboard Mesa. Right past the tunnels is the parking for the Canyon overlook trail. All of those are easy trails and would give you a good sense of what is there and could all easily be done in a days time without rushing. It is comparatively a small canyon and though the park is much larger, most familiar sights are in the main canyon.

check out: nps.gov/zion/…202007_6-16-07.pdf

Enjoy your stay

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3. Re: See much of the park in 1 day??

Thanks to you both for such helpful information!

I know there is a lot to see but our time may (or may not) be

limited when we go and I want to be sure we do see the main

sights and trails in the canyon. I wish we all had more vacation


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