Blogs from Zion National Park, Utah, United States, North America


North America » United States » Utah » Zion National Park September 24th 2022

A very cool start to the day but the temperature will be climbing from 15 to 23 degrees between 8-10 am. It’s another sunny day and will get to 30 degrees today. We have vouchers to have free breakfast at Porters and I had an omelette and Kerry had the fruit parfait along with some fresh OJ. We later caught the Springdale town shuttle from the front of the hotel down to the Zion NP entrance. It’s Saturday today and as we walked into the NP the ranger said it was free entry (I wish they said that yesterday when we drove in !). It was a short walk from the entrance to the visitors centre where we joined the huge line to catch the canyon shuttle but the line moved fast so with around 200 ... read more
Court of The Patriarchs
Teriyaki Burger
A classic licence plate for the Bali Hut

North America » United States » Utah » Zion National Park September 23rd 2022

Another gorgeous start to the day and nice and warm again. We actually managed to watch a stream of the movie Broken Arrow last night from you tube and it was interesting to see an old western movie again. The ending was a bit of a surprise but I won’t do a spoiler in case anyone wants to watch it but it did have some nice footage of the Sedona area we had traversed a few days ago before the tourists discovered the region. We missed the opportunity to see the Horseshoe Bend whilst we were in Page which is a shame but the reviews said you had to be there in the middle part of the day to get the best views and we had 2 tours back to back yesterday so it just did ... read more
Native wildlife as we entered Zion National Park
Amazing views down the canyon
Welcome to the Zion Canyon hairpins !

On se réveille à nouveau vers sept heures. On avait coupé la clim hier soir, compte tenu de la température qu’il faisait, et du coup, il à fait un peu chaud. Après avoir repris un excellent petit déjeuner, nous quittons Panguitch pour le parc national de Zion, à environ cent trente kilomètres. La météo ressemble à celle de la veille. Pour l’instant dégagée, mais la pluie est attendue pour le début d’après-midi. On empreinte une route touristique pour rejoindre le parc, elle serpente entre des blocs de roches rouges gigantesques. Plusieurs tunnels ont été creusés dans la montagne. C’est vraiment beau, et la hauteur de ces roches qui offrent des parois droites comme un mur, est impressionnante. Pour l’instant le soleil brille généreusement, il fait trente degrés et on arrive enfin au parc. On ne circule ... read more
Zion National Park
Zion National Park
Zion National Park

Zion national Park Sau do toi di den Zion national Park mac dau toi da den day nhieu lan truoc kia. Toi di xe bus den cuoi ciong di hike the Narrows, duoc goi la The Narrows vi hike trong con suoi chat hep dai khoang 8 miles. Cuoi duong xe bus ngung va chung toi bat dau hike khoang 20phut thi bat dau loi nuoc rat vui. Nuoc cho sau nhat la den ron. lon tren nhung hon da rat kho di nho vao stick nen di van van hon. Toi bat dau hike khoang 3pm ma xe bus cuoi cung pick up hiker tro ve parking lot la 8:15pm nen toi tro lai don xe bus di ve khoang 6:30Pm so rang xe bus dong nguoi qua khong cho het. Toi tro ve xe ... read more

North America » United States » Utah » Zion National Park September 6th 2019

After a great nights sleep and a delicious breakfast we headed out to explore Zion, NP. The town of Springdale, in partnership with the park, have a wonderful free shuttle service with stops throughout the town and to the park. Once in the park there is another shuttle service that stops at all of the various trails and scenic areas. This was begun to cut down on the number of vehicles that had previously crowded the park, and to cut down on the pollution caused by them. We decided on the advice of one of the park rangers to ride to the shuttles' last stop, and work our way back. The scenery here is just beautiful. The various shades of red, white and browns, along with the steep slopes through the canyon were breathtaking. Our first ... read more
The Virgin River

North America » United States » Utah » Zion National Park September 3rd 2019

Today we had to pack up the car and check out of our Airbnb condo but it was only 4.5 hours of driving to Las Vegas. That’s a pretty short driving day for us!! Our first goal for the day was a stop at Zion National Park. The only problem with visiting Zion is you must ride the shuttle buses to and from the highlight points. No cars are allowed. There was a scenic road of about 14 miles you could drive. The road had many pull off places for photos. It was beautiful but did not compare to Bryce. We did get to see some Big horn sheep! There was road work, curvy roads, a couple of tunnels, and lots of people. Once we loaded back in the car it was off to Vegas. We ... read more
Baby Fawn at Visitors Center
Stuck in road work at Zion

After seeing the wonders of the Grand Canyon, we spent time visiting some of the national parks in Utah. The first one was Zion National Park. I like the guidebooks’ descriptions: “Zion National Park packs the wonders of the eroded Southwest into a compact area. Color runs rampant: pale beige, yellows, pinks, oranges, reds, and chocolate are in its sandstone scenery ... energetic streams and other forces of erosion created finely sculptured rocks. Little trickles of water percolating through massive chinks of sandstone left markedly un-desert-like habitats, enabling an incredible variety of plants to find niches” (Moon, USA National Parks - The Complete Guide to all 59 Parks, Becky Lomax, 2018, p. 304). “Get ready for awesome. Zion NP abounds in amazing experience: gazing up at the red-and-white cliffs of Zion Canyon, soaring high over the ... read more
Zion National Park
Zion National Park
Zion National Park

North America » United States » Utah » Zion National Park September 20th 2018

A few months back, my husband and I were able to go out west. We had never seen the Grand Canyon before and during this trip, we made it a point to do so. We also visited the incredible and breathtaking Monument Valley, Hoover Dam and Sedona, Arizona as well. While I have written and shared in length about those legs of the journey, I have not gone into detail discussing the last, and perhaps my most favorite, part: the trek to Zion National Park and the night spent in Las Vegas, Nevada. We planned this trip to end our last part of the journey here, then to make the trip back to Scottsdale, Arizona to fly back when we left Las Vegas. After traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles along the West Coast Highway, we ... read more
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Valley of Fire State Park

Beautiful, not too crazy packed but definitely lots of people. We did a couple hikes and played in the water. It was a full day and there was still a lot to see. ... read more

Mileage 30 The night before, we planned to get up very early and eat as soon as the hotel’s complimentary breakfast opened in order to get to the park before the Memorial Day crowds started making things a slow going. Claire woke up to a blinding light in her eyes. Actually, Pam woke up right before her alarm was to go off and flicked it on right beside the bed. Claire thought she was seeing the “bright angels” from the trail in the Grand Canyon yesterday and threatened Pam that if she turned on the light first thing in the morning again, she was going to get her. Pam thought she was saving Claire from hearing her alarm with her good timing, but, oh well . . . So, we were off . . . early ... read more

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