Northgate Peaks Trail

Northgate Peaks Trail

DIFFICULTY OUR RATING ELEVATION GAIN AVG TIME ROUND TRIP
Easy Minimal elevation change 2-3 hrs 4 miles
DIFFICULTY Easy
OUR RATING
ELEVATION GAIN Minimal elevation change
AVG TIME 2-3 hrs
ROUND TRIP 4 miles

Description

This hike is different than anything else in our guide because of its setting on a high plateau in a ponderosa pine forest. It is located out of the main Zion Canyon in the Kolob Terrace section of the park (about 40 minutes from LaFave in Springdale). The hike is set high above the rest of Zion sitting at 7,000 feet above sea level, which makes it cooler in the hot summer. The trail winds through majestic ponderosa pines and open meadows as well as offers sneak peeks into remote, wild canyons. The trail ends with a beautiful vista of the Northgate Peaks and the North Guardian Angel. This is a relaxed hike that is perfect for families. A suggestion on the time to do this hike: drive up in the evening and be rewarded with some of the best views in Zion with the late sun hitting the mountains on the Kolob Terrace—it looks like something out of a movie. Then do the hike in the cool of the evening and be rewarded with stunning views and the setting sun hitting the Northgate Peaks.