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Hiking the Subway in Zion National Park

Virgin, UT, United States
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To hike the Subway, you must apply for a lottery permit at the Visitors Center or online a few days before your planned hike. If you win it, you pick it up at the Visitors Center the day prior. This permit is crucial - it's a $175 fine a person if you hike without it.

The hike starts on Kolob Terrace Road, just outside the main park. You'll hike down until you enter the canyon, at which point you'll need to put on your water shoes and unload your rope to climb down three somewhat perilous points.
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Points of interest

Zion National Park
The Subway trail is maintained by the National Park System and requires a permit to hike it.


George's Corner Restaurant
We headed to St. George after the hike to meet up with friends for dinner. George's Corner offered a great, post-hike meal.

Special activities

Kolob Terrace Rd
Kolob Terrace Rd
The entrance to the trail is just outside the main canyon.

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