Saturday, April 30, 2016

Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah

Sculpted out of the Colorado Plateau, Zion National Park is a dragon’s lair of rock towers, caves and hanging gardens. The narrow slot-canyon gradually widens to where the Virgin River escapes into the Utah desert near St. George.

Looming above an emerald forest of twisted trees, orange sheer-cliffs create an intimidating profile set against the summer sky. Overhead, the morning fog has burned away and wispy clouds are arranged in a pattern of complicated design.

The place is a hiker’s paradise so if the astonishing beauty doesn’t take your breath away, then climbing up to the rim certainly will. Though Zion is difficult to describe with words, luckily, the unique landscape is photogenic from every angle.

6 comments:

  1. Of course! Perfect for Z. I got to visit Arches NP, but not Bryce or Zion. Wonderful. Maui Jungalow

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    1. I can't believe you've been to Arches. I've never made it there but I heard it's great so maybe this summer.

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  2. Looks like I may be visiting Zion and Bryce in July with Grandkidz!! Haven't been to either since the late 1970s!!! Can't wait!!!

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    1. Sounds like an awesome trip. I think you'll like it down there.

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  3. I was lucky enough to visit both Bryce & Zion on a 5 week trip across America in 1996 (Plus Yellowstone, Yosemite, the North & South rims of the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley, to name a few of the places I was lucky enough to see!) The scenery was absolutely stunning in both of them.

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    1. I loved it down in Zion. I want to try and hike Angel's Landing if we ever get back there. I would also like to visit Bryce. Utah is such a pretty state.

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