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Stories and Tips Zion National Park

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Kolob Canyons: Zion's Northwest Corner

Written by callen60 on 07 Sep, 2006

Red Zion instead of white, this is a smaller and much less visited part of the park. Kolob has to be one of the few National Park areas reached directly from an expressway off-ramp, but by the time the scenic drive curves away and heads…Read More


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A Walk in the Water: Hiking the Virgin Narrows

Written by callen60 on 07 Sep, 2006

Narrow canyon… flash flood danger… a family adventure? After a lot of reading, I proposed to our crew that we make this our major outing in Zion. After some conversation and additional looking around, we decided to devote an afternoon to hiking the Narrows of…Read More


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Dining and Hanging Out at Zion Lodge

Written by callen60 on 07 Sep, 2006

Zion Lodge sits in a beautiful spot, where the canyon floor widens enough to allow the river, a road, and a suite of buildings to occupy nearly the same ground. Since the canyon is still, and will forever be, prone to landslides, there are plenty…Read More


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More Zion Tidbits and Treats

Written by btwood2 on 07 Dec, 2005

Here are a few more highlights that should not be missed! Court of the Patriarchs, three pyramid-shaped peaks standing side by side, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, are easily viewed from Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint, up a short paved path along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.…Read More


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Sunrise hike, Watchman trail

Written by btwood2 on 07 Dec, 2005

Length round trip: 2.6 miles Ascent/descent: 368 feet It’s still dark when I get up and dressed, but faint daylight is discernable as I quietly exit our motor home half an hour later. By 6:30AM at the trailhead, it’s light enough for me to clearly…Read More


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Riverside Walk

Written by btwood2 on 07 Dec, 2005

Length round trip: 2.0 miles Ascent/descent: 57 feet This walk alongside the Virgin River up to the Narrows offers spectacular geological features, lush hanging gardens, wildlife, and people-watching opportunities on busier days. In 1990, when we first took this walk, there were less people, and…Read More


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Touring Zion

Written by LA guy on 14 Nov, 2005

Zion was the first destination in my Grand Circle road trip. We drove in from St. George, and as we got closer to Zion, those towering pink mountains became larger in the horizon. Then, as we reached Springdale, the tourist town located just outside of Zion,…Read More


The Waterfalls of Zion

Written by Wasatch on 01 Apr, 2005

After reading in the paper about 2005's outburst of wild flowers in Death Valley, we decided to go see them. Our route to Death Valley took us within 40 miles of Zion, and Zion being our favorite place to visit on the continent, it…Read More


Easy Zion-- Zion for couch potatoes, the elderly, and the handicapped

Written by Wasatch on 29 Apr, 2005

A visit to Zion can be very strenuous or as easy as a Sunday afternoon stroll in the park. Here are some suggestions for visitors who are not into mountain climbing levels of exercise, and on a midsummer day, everybody will appreciate taking it…Read More


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Route 9 - one of the world’s great scenic roads

Written by Wasatch on 23 Apr, 2005

Route 9 connects I-15 on the west and US 189 on the east. Like any great scenic road, it should be driven in both directions to fully appreciate the scenery, as the views are different depending which way you are going. Unlike most…Read More


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