Zion National Park
Zion National Park, Utah
Zion is such gem in the national park system. only a few hours drive from Las Vegas and worlds away from civilization. amazing hikes and slot canyons bathed in red Rock glow of Navajo sandstone. few campgrounds in park which get pretty crowded in Summer and the lodge is great with a huge grass meadow in front to laze around, sip beautiful coffee. the small town just outside of park entrance is Springdale. it had plenty of hotels and great restaurants/bars/galleries and adventure outfitters to gear your adventure up. also a shuttle will take you in and out of park for free, running all day long. a cool hike is Angels Landing which takes you far up above the valley. bring plenty of water and hat/sunscreen as its a long day. be careful in winter as the top section can be icy and trail is narrow. another great adventure is hiking up Narrows. this is a walk up the main river through steep walled canyons. beautiful scenery and escape from the works. be very mindful of weather and rangers' warnings of flash floods. you don't want to be in narrows in a flood so know the weather and when rain is in forecast. rainfall 20 miles away will send flash flood very fast into Zion... be safe and enjoy this beautiful park!
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