TOP 3 OVERNIGHT BACKPACKING HIKES IN ZION NATIONAL PARK
Zion National Park is about as perfect of a place to go backpacking than anywhere else you could find. Every single one of the Zion backpacking trails is amazing, and there are a lot of hikes that you can choose from. In this article, we’ll recommend three of our favorites, as well as being great for beginners and experienced tourists alike. There aren’t very many activities that help your mind and body reset, reenergize, and reprioritize as well as overnight backpacking. And remember, always plan your backpacking trips to begin early. You don’t want the sun to go down and not be where you want to be.
West Rim Trail
There are a couple of different ways that you can hike this trail, but we think the best way is the top-down, two-day backpacking route that begins at Lava Point. This starting point is about a 19-mile drive from the town of Springdale, so we recommend having someone drive there or calling up one of the many adventure companies in town to drive you up there so you don’t have to spend time getting a vehicle after your hike is all finished. This hike is pretty hard even though it’s downhill most of the way. The scenery just keeps getting better and better as the hike progresses, culminating in the best scenery of all atop Angel’s Landing who’s trail connects toward the end of the West Rim Trail. Length: 18 miles.