Gone with the Grins

Zion National Park Photo Essay

The imposing, craggy peaks and multicolored cliffs of Zion National Park draw millions of hikers, sightseers, and adventure-seekers every year, and we can now count ourselves among the flock. We spent two full days exploring Zion and could have stayed for a few more. But in the time we had, we, too, were pulled in by this great desert beauty in southern Utah, and we’ve got the pictures to prove it. Here are some of our favorites in this Zion National Park Photo Essay.

Find out more about Zion’s family-friendly hiking spots in this post. If you’re also planning to visit nearby Grand Canyon, see what we picked as the top 5 things to do while you’re there before checking out these can’t-miss photo locations in our Grand Canyon Photo Essay.

For road trip inspiration, feel free to copy our entire 8-day itinerary from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Zion National Park, and back again.

Most of these photos were taken with Rick’s Fuji X System (minus an iPhone shot or two). To read more about his favorite cameras and photography gear, click here.