Some of the most photographed moments during Hair Love Retreat are the hikes we take. Zion National Park is one of the most naturally breathtaking places in the world, and we are so excited to do these hikes with our tribe babes!
Here is a summary of each hike with length and difficulty level, so you know what to expect if you are hiking with us at the retreat.
Length: 5 miles (round trip), 4-5 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous; steep with exposure to long drop-offs
Angels Landing is one of the world’s most renowned hikes and is an unforgettable short adventure hike that should absolutely be on your bucket list! The views of Zion Canyon’s 270 million-year-old rock layers will time travel you back to the Triassic period when this section of the Colorado Plateau was a flat basin at sea level.
Anyone in an average physical condition can make this heavenward trek, but it can be mentally challenging with its steep switchbacks and sheer drop-offs. There are chains bolted into the cliff to provide secure handholds.
Zion Canyon Overlook trail
Length: 1 mile roundtrip
The Zion Canyon Overlook trail is a favorite among photographers and casual tourists alike. The trail itself is short and not particularly steep; elevation gain is somewhere around 100 feet between the parking lot and the viewpoint. The trailhead is initiated by a collection of stone steps that ascend the stone ridge directly above the north side of the road, across the street from the parking lot. The trail passes through shaded alcoves with ferns and trees, and over bare slickrock, wandering its way to the edge of the impressive cliff that makes up the overlook.
The expanse of Zion Canyon is open before the Overlook, with its monumental formations visible on either side of the canyon. The switchbacks below the west end of the Mount Carmel Tunnel, West Temple, the Towers of the Virgins, the Streaked Wall, and the Beehives all make up part of this tremendous view.