Four Epic Surprise Proposal Locations in Zion National Park
Planning the moment you ask your person to spend the rest of your lives together is a big deal. Naturally, you want the location to be special and everything to go down without a hitch. We get it! We think Zion National Park is one of the most epic places to pop the question, and if Zion is that place for you, read on for the four best locations to get that Zion magic. We also have a few tips to ensure the planning goes smooth as butter.
THE FOUR MOST EPIC PLACES TO PROPOSE IN Zion National Park
Observation Point is easily the most adventurous and epic place to propose in Zion National Park. The trail to the epic view is 6.3 miles round trip, making this location a true hiking adventure. The views at the overlook feature the west side of Zion Canyon and overlook Angels Landing.
This trail is 1.25 miles round trip, and the views at the overlook are nothing short of spectacular. The great thing about Canyon Overlook is how accessible it is for all adventure levels, but it is also very popular because it is such a short hike. We recommend proposing at sunrise to avoid the crowds.
For a truly epic adventure, Angels Landing is the top pick but also the hardest logistics-wise. Now that Angels Landing requires a permit, a proposal here is a little more difficult, but it can still be done. Check the ZNP website for a the details for obtaining a permit. Since this is such a busy hike, plan to do this one first thing in the morning to avoid some of the crowds.
If a leisurely stroll along a beautiful path is more your style, then the Pa'Rus Trail in Zion is the spot for you. This paved path that runs along the Virgin River features the iconic Watchman Mountain in the background and beauty all around. We recommend taking one of the many paths down to the river, where it is more secluded and quiet.
PLANNING TIPS FOR PULLING OFF THE ULTIMATE SURPRISE
Keep an eye on the weather
The weather in Zion is usually pretty nice. When storms do roll in they tend to move through the area quickly. Keep your schedule flexible so that if the weather takes a turn, you can reschedule that special moment for when things clear up.
Plan a sunrise proposal to avoid crowds
If you plan to propose in the summer or on a holiday weekend, the park will be crowded. For easier parking and more solitude, plan to pop the question at sunrise. Sunrise is the perfect time for ample parking and less crowds on the trail.
Make sure you know the logistics for parking and getting to the proposal location
If this is your first time hiking in Zion, it would be helpful to understand the terrain and the difficutly level of the trail where you plan to propose. You can ask locals about the trail. Facebook groups can be a really great place to ask questions. Read blog posts. Look at Google Earth. Also, make sure you fully understand parking and how to get to the trail before you leave your hotel.
Figure out where you are going to put the ring and keep it safe for easy access
You don't want your partner to see the ring and blow the surprise, but you also want to keep it safe and easily accessible. If you are carrying a backpack, there will probably be a pocket where you can store the ring for safe keeping. If you aren't carrying a backpack this discreet box would be perfect to put in your pocket without too much bulk. Click here for the perfect box.
Start throwing your partner off the scent a few months in advance
You want to make sure that nothing seems out of the ordinary. If you are planning a sunrise proposal and have never done something like that before, that might through off some red flags. Plan a few sunrise hikes leading up to the day. If you don't usually do the planning but are suddenly very diligent about planning this hike down to the detail, that could raise some flags. Try stepping up and planning a few things a month or two in advance so that your partner is used to you making plans.
Make it extra memorable by hiring a photographer to capture the surprise
Proposing in Zion is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Make it extra special by hiring an experienced, local photographer to capture the moment so you can have that keepsake forever as well as beautiful photos to share with family and friends. The Zion Adventure Photog team has over six years of experience capturing proposals in Zion. Let us help you plan all the details so that your proposal goes off without a hitch. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
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Wishing you the most magical proposal ever!!!