Utah’s National Parks

This book is a virtual anthology of the hiking trails in all five of Utah’s amazing national parks. Zion is of course included in that. Most people going to the region visit more than one of these parks at a time, and this book is the easiest way to cover it all. This book has hikes of all lengths. If shorter dayhiking is your sole interest, get the book below. We use this book personally and recommend it.

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50 Best Short Hikes in Utah’s National Parks

This is the dayhike version of the book above, updated to a second edition by a new author. If your main concern is dayhiking, in any of Utah’s five national parks, this is the book to have. We use this book personally and recommend it.

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Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

This is Falcon’s offering for hiking Zion as well as nearby Bryce Canyon. This book is freshly updated in November of 2013. While the books above are probably best if you intend to visit all of the Utah parks, this one is best if your hiking will only take you to Zion and Bryce Canyon. For the dayhike-only version, see below. We use this book personally and recommend it.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

This is the dayhike version of the guidebook above. It follows the familiar Falcon Guides format. While we favor the first two books listed, we also use this book personally and recommend it.

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Lonely Planet Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks

This is Lonely Planet’s version of a travel guide for Zion National Park, as well as nearby Bryce Canyon. This is good for an overview of a wide variety of subjects about the park.

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Zion: The Story Behind the Scenery

This is the Zion National Park edition of the common “The Story Behind the Scenery” series. These books are usually found in the visitor centers and gift shops of the parks. They are short, but they provide good photos and general information on the park itself.

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