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West Rim Trail

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Basics
Location:
Off Kolob Terrace Road on the Kolob Plateau in Zion National Park
Length:
13.8 mile oneway
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
1 day
Elevation Range:
-3200
Elevation Change:
-3200 feet
Season:
March to November

Description

This is one of the more popular backpacking trips in the park. It is best done with a car shuttle and started from Lava Point, from which it is all downhill. The trail passes through nice pine forests with views of all manner of cliffs and canyons. It ends with a descent into marvelous Zion Canyon. At mile 9.8 is a 1/2 mile side trail up to Angel's Landing which is highly recommended (unless you fear severe exposed drops).

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Details

Location:
Off Kolob Terrace Road on the Kolob Plateau in Zion National Park
Length:
13.8 mile oneway
Difficulty:
Difficult
Time:
1 day
Elevation Range:
-3200
Elevation Change:
-3200
Season:
March to November

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