Utah is filled with some of the greatest National Parks
, mountains, and monuments, but above all else it is a playground waiting to be discovered by any person who enjoys the outdoors and seeks adventure. With this being said, a major attraction for tourists visiting Utah is to explore the top destinations through backpacking and camping. A tourist attraction that brings all types of people to every time of year is Zion National Park. Located in Southern Utah it contains a wide variety of backpacking trails and destinations within the park itself.
A popular trail to backpack is the West Rim Trail
. While hiking along this trail, backpackers often take in scenery of the canyons. Throughout this route, there are multiple campsites to be found, that backpackers enjoy staying at, in addition to natural springs that serve as a water source. While all times of year are beautiful to visit, this trail is frequented the most in the late spring, summer and fall, as the winters tend to be snowy.
Among the numerous trails in Zion National Park
, Angel’s Landing seems to be the most talked about. While this trail provides breathtaking views, the hike is a bit advanced. With a steep drop and ledge on one side, backpackers must pay attention to their footing while making their way up. This hike is not like this the whole way as it starts out slow and level and gradually becomes steeper. Not to deter those eager to backpack this trail, but to inform visitors this trail may be a little more advanced. Once Backpackers make it to the top of Angels Landing the views are spectacular, making the hike worth it.
Zion National Park is a bucket list destination for any person looking to backpack the canyons of southern Utah and explore what the state has to offer. If you find yourself in Southern Utah for an extra day, you can make your way to Casto Canyon's OHV Trails for a day of exploring in ATV's