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Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

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Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

Post by Midwest Ed » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:56 pm

I was in Las Vegas last week and had a spare day so I rented a car and drove to Zion Canyon. It's an easy and scenic 3 hour drive. During the summer busy season cars are prohibited and park trolleys are used inside most of the park. During off months cars are permitted. This is one big beautiful box canyon formed by the Virgin River, which I only fell into once while trying to get a picture. I landed on my knees and elbow in order to save the camera (I actually accidentally snapped a photo of my submerged ankle and wrist).

While these photos show some of the views from the road and a few short stretches of trails, there are quite many back country trails and campground experiences available. Most of the large crowds stick to the road accessible areas. During the off months I would imagine much of the back country areas are quite vacant. I wanted to get to Bryce Canyon as well but it was just a tad too far for one day.

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Re: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

Post by Ingo » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:13 pm

Nice Ed! Makes me want to go!


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Re: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

Post by naomiswanson » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:27 pm

These days, I consider Zion Canyon Park as one of the best culture and I think, this could make me feel better of gathering some kind of aspect in the field of geography. But there is one question bothered in my mind as of now, are this a nature or a man made? Please give me some information about this matter.


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Re: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

Post by lellswo » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:39 am

My wife and I love Zion National Park. We try to go every winter when they run specials at Zion Lodge. This way we avoid the crowds you see during the rest of the year and you still get all the great scenery. If you get a chance to, be sure the take the West Rim Trail to Scout Overlook for an amazing view of Zion Canyon below. I did Angel's Landing many years ago but find it too exposed now (especially in winter).


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Re: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

Post by torpified » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:18 am

Fantastic pictures! (Only where is the one of the submerged wrist?) I visited 25 years ago and remember unbelievable hiking and landscape.


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Re: Recent trip to Zion Canyon National Park

Post by Chorizo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:47 am

We were just there in April. We only had 3 days to explore so there's a lot left for us to go back for. Amazing park.

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