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    Zion's NP hiking trails?

    Im taking the family to Zions next week. I have time to do 3 day hikes. Im looking for some info. First what is the name of the trail that has the chains that guide up the ridges and has some steep cliffs. Second how far back can we go from the end of the pavement along the narrows with out a permit. And does anyone have a suggestions for a third family hike. The kids are good hikers and love to do some scrambling. We can do anywhere from 7 to 10 miles. Any info at all for must sees? I havent been to the park since the shuttle began. Thanks

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    1. Angel's Landing
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    2. Quite a long way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo
    And does anyone have a suggestions for a third family hike. The kids are good hikers and love to do some scrambling. We can do anywhere from 7 to 10 miles. Any info at all for must sees? I havent been to the park since the shuttle began. Thanks
    The Subway, but it requires a permit, and not a good place to be in the monsoons.
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    Subway permits are super-competitive this time of year. It require ropes, at least as a hand line but better to have a harness unless you're a very good climber. (Yeah, people do Subway without ropes but if you're at that level of self-sufficiency, you probably already know all about Subway)

    Angels Landing is great but go early this time of the year, it's HOT!

    Hiking up the Virgin river towards the Narrows from the Temple of Sinawava is great to do in the heat. You're not really on a trail but hiking in the river it's self. Take the right at Orderville canyon and hike up that way a while to some fun rock formations and pools.

    Orderville from the top as a thru-hike is excellent but again, requires at least a hand line and probably a harness unless you're an adept down-climber.

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    I'll be hiking the Subway next Thurs. Whoopee!!!

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    Thanks for the info But I'm still a bit confussed. I plan to go back a few miles past the end of the paved trail in the Narrows. That is possible with out a permit.. right? And is Angles Landing the hike with the chains along the ridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiveo
    Thanks for the info But I'm still a bit confussed. I plan to go back a few miles past the end of the paved trail in the Narrows. That is possible with out a permit.. right? And is Angles Landing the hike with the chains along the ridge?
    You can hike up the Narrows without a permit (last I heard). Angels Landing has the chains.
    And the Subway can be done without ropes if you start and finish at the bottom.
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    Cool! Thanks!!!!!

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    Observation Point?

    The observation point hike is also pretty cool, no chains or anything if I recall but different (yet still killer) views of the park.

    I had this link as a favorite, hopefully it helps: http://www.zionnational-park.com/zion-hiking.htm There's a "Hiking Continued" link just below the hiking trails that shows some more advanced hikes. Ratings for kids, difficulty, etc.

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    Yep, definitely do Angel's Landing and Up the Narrows as far as you care to explore (watch the weather though).

    For the third day hike I'd suggest East Rim with a fun out and back up Hidden Canyon. Some fun scrambling and ledges in there. Always makes me nervous taking kids on those kinds of hikes ("stay away from the edge!", "Don't let go of the chain!", etc) but they love it and it's good for them. The rest of the way up to the East rim is a pretty good climb but "only" 3 more miles, IIRC.

    The other possibility for a shorter day three hike would be Upper Emerald Pools.. then tube the river in the PM.

    I love Zion!

    Oh, the other reason to start early on Angel's Landing is because it gets kinda crowded on the skinny chain part sometimes.


    You can only go to the junction that turns up towards the Lodge and the Narrows in a car this time of year. The shuttles are convenient and pass by pretty frequently though.


    PS: If you're up for a little adventure and your kids are really good climbers/scramblers pm me and I can tell you how to find the old Lady Mountain trail.
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    Last year my dad and sister were on top of Angel's landing when some guy fell off. They didn't know about until the rangers stopped them on the way down to ask if they witnessed the fall.

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