Zion National Park makes for an absolutely incredible holiday hiking experience. When you hike here around the holidays, you’ll get to see the park unlike anyone else, avoid the crowds, and enter the new year with a newfound appreciation for the natural beauty all around you! Maybe you’ll even feel inspired to plan a life changing adventure for the upcoming year.
Zion National Park is one of the most popular parks in the United States. Visiting in the summer months, you’ll be one of thousands of visitors each day, and as a result the hiking trails and sites can be a bit crowded. If you go on the off-season however, such as during the holidays, you’ll get everything all to yourself! You can hike to Angel’s Landing and experience the feeling of being on top of the world without 20 people taking selfies and scooting on by you the entire time! You can head up to Angel’s Landing and see the entirety of Zion spread before you like a gorgeous watercolor. Explore the nature trails and spot deer around you and birds above you. This time in Zion exploring without crowds will be a wholly unique experience and absolutely beautiful.
Of course, visiting Zion National Park, or any National Park for that matter, in winter means that the weather may be a bit cold. However, Zion is in the South Utah desert, and in December can still reach temperatures of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If you hike in the noon sun, you may be able to get away with just a light sweatshirt and pants! If it does snow, you’ll have to bring along some warmer clothes, however, you will also get a jaw-dropping view. Zion National Park covered in a blanket of snow is pretty much a fairy tale, straight out of Frozen.