An August 2002 trip
to Zion National Park by Slaney
Quote: Zion National Park is like an oasis after the dryness of Arizona.
Memorable moment: The waterfall after the short rainfall, the only one we saw as it was high summer and they had all dried up!
The best time to visit would probably be spring, when apparently there are spectacular waterfalls after the winter weather.
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1215 Zion Park Blvd
Springdale, Utah 84767
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1215 Zion Park Boulevard
Zion National Park, Utah 84767
After travelling through Arizona to Zion National Park it was quite a surprise to see the greenness. Zion is a 2,500-foot deep sandstone canyon with waterfalls and hanging gardens and has more than 65 miles of hiking trails.
After looking around the information center, we then took the shuttle to the other end of the park and walked to the Narrows (about 30 minutes) which is a 20-foot wide area in the river bed between rock walls of 2,000 feet in height that can be waded through--but there is flash flood danger. Although it was hot the way took us through overhanging trees and past streams and places where people were paddling.
Having read about the wonderful waterfalls in Zion I was anxious to see them, but because it was August they had dried up. We did have a downpour for about 10 minutes which gave us a hint of what the falls would be like in winter when the bus driver pointed out one up from the road. This lasted about two minutes.
Although there were signs warning of mountain lions, we only saw a deer asleep at the side of the road in the shade.
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