Valley of Sand. Not only is Hop Valley a great IPA from Zion Canyon Brewery, it's ALSO a scenic trail connecting the Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace areas in Zion National Park. While the Hop Valley trail is more of a connector route than a destination hike, its remote and unpopular nature can make for a nice, quiet exploration of a beautiful desert valley. Hop Valley can also teach a great lesson in desert ecology, as active cattle ranching in the middle section of the trail has decimated native plant populations, replacing them with cowpies.
The Hop Valley Trail is typically hiked one-way (west to east) as a connector route for the Trans-Zion Trek, the 47-mile route crossing the entire Park. Trekkers reach Kolob Arch via the La Verkin Creek Trail, then cut through Hop Valley to get to the Wildcat Canyon Trail on the Kolob Terrace. If you aren't hiking the Trans-Zion, you can still explore Hop Valley in its own right by day-hiking via the Hop Valley trailhead off the Kolob Terrace Road.
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