Zion’s Big Bend: Overview
Big Bend is a breathtaking turn of the Virgin River in Zion National Park that reveals the Great White Throne to the south. The Zion Shuttle stops here and visitors can walk down to the river to see the stunning beauty below.
During Autumn the leaves on the cottonwoods create a dazzling display all along the river. This is also a great spot to watch condors soar above.
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Best Time to Visit Zion’s Big Bend
The best time to visit Big Bend is mid-morning to watch the sun fill the canyon with light.
Things to Note
- If you’ve got binoculars or a zoom lens, Big Bend is a great spot to see condors!
- Reaching Big Bend requires riding the Zion National Park Shuttle. For more about the shuttle visit our Zion National Park Guide.
Map of Big Bend in Zion
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