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YOUR ZION + SOUTHERN UTAH ADVENTURE

The Ultimate Quick Guide to Hiking Zion with Kids

Zion National Park has tons of great hiking for the whole family. Hiking with kids can be so much fun. It forces you to slow down, smell the flowers, check out allllllll the things, climb, play and most importantly have fun. When visiting Zion you need to have funnnnnn!

We know that when planning to go hiking with kids it's super important to know how long the hike is, how hard the hike is, and how interactive the hike is. That is why we have put together this quick guide to help you plan your Zion adventure with kids in tow.


Whether you are planing to spend a day or a week exploring Zion, this guide will help you figure out what hikes to put at the top of your list.


UNDERSTANDING THE PARK

There are 4 sections of Zion and all 4 sections have great hikes for kids. I will give you ideas for drive time if you are staying in Springdale. Springdale is the little town located right next to Zion. This is the most convenient place to stay when visiting the main canyon and East Zion. If you stay in a different location the driving times will be a little different.


THE MAIN CANYON

This section of Zion is 5 minutes from Springdale, it is only accessible via shuttle the majority of the year and is the busiest of all the areas of the park.

Best Hikes with kids

  • Riverside Walk

  • The Narrows

  • Emerald Pools

  • Sand Bench Loop


KOLOB CANYONS

45 minutes north/west of Springdale. Has a small visitor center/entrance station. It’s a small section of the park but packs a punch with amazing towering red rock cliffs.

Best Hikes with kids

  • Taylor Creek

  • Timber Creek Overlook


KOLOB TERRACE

This area is 30-45 minutes west of Springdale and your best option for getting away from the crowds.