One second the geology is like a city skyline, the next it's another planet. Sometime it seems it's all a mirage. The colors, the plant life, the birds and animals, you're forever wondering how they all got here. It's a place that gets along pretty well without people. And as you walk, you'll be glad about that.
1 Get your first taste of Zion National Park's grandeur on a picturesque hike to the Emerald Pools through cottonwood, box elder and Gambel oak trees | Learn about the area's geologic evolution as you explore Zion Canyon.
2 Wind your way through cool Refrigerator Canyon and up Walter's Wiggles to Scout Lookout, with views of massive cliffs and a yawning abyss | A 360-degree panorama of Zion Canyon is the backdrop for today's breathtaking hike up to Angels Landing, a sheer wedge of rock looming 1,500 feet above the valley floor.
3 Choose your adventure! | Experience the Narrows, hike of a lifetime | Beat the heat and get wet on a spectacular trek that follows the inner gorge of the Virgin River | Opt for more Zion Canyon views on a hike to Observation Point | Of course, there's always the option of strolling through charming Springdale or lounging poolside at the hotel.
4-6 Hike amid Bryce's fantastical hoodoos, crooked rock formations and striking monoliths | The Fairyland Loop drops you into a seldom-visited section of Bryce Canyon National Park | Feeling young? You will next to bristlecone pines, some of the oldest living organisms on Earth | Discover the otherworldly wonderland of Queen's Garden | Grab your camera and a seat on the canyon rim to watch the sun set or rise over Bryce.