Growing up in Southern Utah I spent a lot of time in Zion National Park. I'm definitely not a pro hiker! And now that I have kids, I have pretty much stuck with hikes I can do easily with children. Here are a few of my favorite family friendly hikes in Zion National Park:
My absolute favorite hike in Zion is the Canyon Overlook Trail. I have done this hike dozens of times and at all times of the day. It’s roughly a 1 mile round trip. Some parts are steep and children will need supervision but it is a relatively easy hike.
The view is gorgeous. In fact Mikey and I have had a few make out sessions there!
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Today these parks are located throughout the country in 25 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The land encompassing them was either purchased or donated, though much of it had been inhabited by native people for thousands of years before the founding of the United States. These areas are protected and revered as educational resources about the natural world, and as spaces for exploration.
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