Zion Day Trip Part 1


What a pleasant problem to face - what to do and see on a limited time in Zion. It's quite difficult to decide right there and then, especially when I have not done research prior to arrival. What is no brainer however is a visit to the Visitor's Center at the outset is a must.

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There is no ugly corner in Zion as far as I am concerned.

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There were a few people who were making a stop at the Visitor Center the same time we were there.

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One of the attractions near the entry is the Court of the Patriarchs.

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The Court of the Patriarchs is a set of peaks named after biblical characters Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Honestly just joyriding at Zion Canyon Drive would be enough to satisfy me. How can it not be, the drive is so scenic. Every corner, every turn is a delight. This was my Disneyland.

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At the end of Zion Canyon, the road stops at Temple of Sinawava, where the cliffs come together to form a parade leaving room only for the river and a very popular hiking trail: Riverside Walk Trail, originally called Gateway to the Narrows (coming in next post). Here we stopped to grab some lunch before heading out to the trail.

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Nothing but beautiful vibrant blue skies accompanied us while we enjoyed Zion that day.

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Comments

  1. Wow..I love how the trees look so barren and white like that. What a magnificent sight!

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  2. Just gorgeous with that fantastic scenery!

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  3. Thanks for taking us along on this drive through Zion. Al of the pictures are excellent.

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  4. Magnificent photography of a beautiful place ~for SWF ~ what a gift to visit there ~

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  5. What a beautiful sight and I love your photo,s

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  6. Stunning photos and a wonderful landscape.

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  7. A beautiful sky-serie, - lovely blue sky!

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  8. Were you just lucky that the sky there is so blue? Or is it always that way? The contrast with the mountains is amazing!

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  9. The skies are the bluest blues and the sights are remarkable. Great shots!

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  10. I adore Zion! It was the first NP where I felt that connection that makes you feel you must have been there in a previous life or something very like that. Great pix in both posts, thanks for them and the memories.

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  11. The colours of the mountain is so pretty. I agree. The riding at Zion Canyon Drive is just lovely.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  12. Love your photos of this beautiful area!! Really makes me want to go.

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  13. Zion is a beautiful park, I love your photos, they bring back memories of my trip there.. Have a happy weekend!

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  14. Beautiful rocky shapes and so love those wispy tree branches round them.

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  15. been to Zion and I agree, it is gorgeous. TFS

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  16. What beautiful, breath-taking scenery!

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  17. A stunning world. No wonder there are so many claims to it.

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  18. My goodness, that's breathtaking. The view of the massive eathly rocks against the cloudless blue sky and amidst wintry trees is just spectacular. that's my kind of Disneyland, too! Love all your shots.

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  19. wow, yes it is breathtaking!

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