Just Popped in for a Quickie!

Zion National Park Travel Blog

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Me chilling on the banks of the Virgin River with Angels Landing behind me
After an quick late lunch in the town of Moab, we headed north on US-191 and west on I-70.  The drive was uneventful except for when I had to back track about 12 miles to fill up my gas tank because I wasn't sure if the quarter tank of gas would get us to the next gas station.  Driving about 180 miles on I-70 led us to I-15 which we took southbound.  I don't remember much of the drive because I was too anxious to get to our next destination...Zion National Park near the southwestern corner of Utah. 

Truth of the matter was I wasn't even sure we would make it before the park closed.  From the I-15 we took exit 27 to get onto UT-17 then onto UT-9 (Zion Park Blvd) into the town of Springdale, just outside of the park.  Fortunately, the road trip gods were on our side as we had about 2 hours to explore.  We parked at the Ranger Station and took the Zion Canyon Shuttle which follows Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.  The shuttle service operates from April through October, the park's peak season.  We decided to hike along the Virgin River in the Refrigerator Canyon area which gave us a great view of Angels Landing...a hike we would have attempted if we had more time.  Oh well that just means I need to return to Zion.  
mellemel8 says:
i need to go here before i move back to LA.
Posted on: Jul 10, 2008
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Me chilling on the banks of the Vi…
Me chilling on the banks of the V…
Me and Red Arch Mountain
Me and Red Arch Mountain
Issac Peak and Abraham Peak
Issac Peak and Abraham Peak
We made it just in time!
We made it just in time!
View of Angels Landing from the Vi…
View of Angels Landing from the V…
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon Sc…
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon S…
View of Red Arch Mountain from the…
View of Red Arch Mountain from th…
The North Fork of the Virgin River
The North Fork of the Virgin River
Mar and Red Arch Mountain
Mar and Red Arch Mountain
Angels Landing
Angels Landing
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon Sc…
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon S…
Me and Red Arch Mountain along the…
Me and Red Arch Mountain along th…
At the bridge crossing the Virgin …
At the bridge crossing the Virgin…
Rainbow over Twin Brothers
Rainbow over Twin Brothers
View of Bridge Mountain
View of Bridge Mountain
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon Sc…
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon S…
Rainbow over Twin Brothers
Rainbow over Twin Brothers
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon Sc…
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon S…
Mountain of the Sun
Mountain of the Sun
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon Sc…
Somewhere along the Zion Canyon S…
Angels Landing again
Angels Landing again
Mt Moroni
Mt Moroni
Zion National Park
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