Zion National Park is #1 with our family!

We are amidst National Park Week so it’s the perfect time to reminisce about some of the amazing National Parks we were able to visit on our trip around the USA. If you haven’t made  your summer plans yet, think about heading to Zion National Park in Utah. It was our family’s favorite because of the beautiful hiking we were able to do!


Personal vehicles are not allowed throughout Zion in the summertime, so you will have to park at the Visitor’s  Center and board one of these free shuttle buses. We also learned a lot about the park through the narration on board, which was a bonus.


There are approximately 18 different hiking trails to choose from here in Zion.  The three that we chose to do in our first National Park visit were- the Narrows, Emerald Pool Trails and Weeping Rock.

Kids hiking Narrows

The Narrows hike was spectacular and a definite highlight of our entire 6 month trip! I wrote all about our Narrows experience when we were here last June. Check it out if you’re looking for details and beautiful photos! We highly recommend doing this if you’re up for it!


It is a pretty short, but steep climb up to Weeping Rock. The kids enjoyed cooling off in the dripping water.


Lower Emerald Pool trail is a beautiful low key hike! It is definitely tougher to reach Upper Emerald Pool trail especially when it’s hot out, but we were glad we did it!

What other family hikes have you enjoyed in Zion? Anyone heading there this summer? Wish we were! Happy National Park Week!!

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