As you can see, the road into Zion National Park says, "Hi, can you imagine this!?!"
We awoke early today, perhaps in anticipation of all the sights ahead. We went up and got our free breakfast, checked out and were on the road by 8:30.
Zion is marvelous! There is nothing like it in California, so we are again thrilled and awestruck (is there really such a word?) We took picture after picture on one side of the road and then the other for miles up the canyon. It was a slow but enjoyable trip all the way. Even the ride through the tunnels on the upper eastern edge of the park was nice. Built back before vehicles were very large (I’m saying RVs and motor-homes) they built these tunnels for motorists to get into the park. Now large vehicle require special escort to get through. My little Toyota Prius has no problems.
Zion National Park itself is worthy of several days of discovery and adventure.
As I read on one site “To merely drive through the canyon is to skip across the tip of the iceberg. Zion Canyon is a place that should be walked, hiked, biked, ridden, floated or climbed.” But at my age and condition driving is the only real way for me to see things. I realized I miss a whole lot, but I’d rather see the few things I can than miss everything.
And it just gets better and better.
Another problem I had was that without knowing enough about where I was going I had set up a schedule that took us around the three weeks much quicker than I should have.
Zion now keeps private cars out of most of the park except on Hwy 9 which travels north and east and exits near Mount Carmel Junction.
We didn’t allow enough time to take the shuttle bus tour through the park and see the major sights, so all we got was what you see in the pictures. Maybe next time we’ll do it the right way.
Zion National Park Sights & Attractions review
Zion National Park is a 229 square mile landscape of deep canyons and soaring cliffs. From cool pine covered plateaus to scorching deserts. There are … read entire review