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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Going west on Utah Highway 12 to/from Bryce Canyon National Park, you pass through Red Canyon, part of the Dixie National Forest. It’s worth pulling in to stop for a bit. Some beautiful scenery, hiking trails, and a popular paved biking trail. Below are some photos.

After leaving Zion National Park, we headed down the beautiful Zion – Mount Carmel Highway for the 1hr. 30 min. drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. In some ways, Bryce Canyon is the opposite of Zion. At Zion, you’re at the bottom looking up. At Bryce, you’re at the top looking down. It’s also at a higher elevation: some points are at 9,000 feet. You get beautiful, sweeping views at Bryce and… Read More

I did it – the hike to Angels Landing at Utah’s Zion National Park! If you’re up to it and are not scared of heights, this is the hike to do at Zion. Warning: since 2004, six people have died from falling off of the cliffs on this trail. This isn’t a footrace. Watch where you’re walking and take your time. I started early (well, early for me!) and was at the… Read More

This was my first visit to Utah and I got to cross one thing off of my bucket list: Zion National Park. Flew into Las Vegas, rented a car, and drove the 2hr. and 45 min. to Springdale, Utah–gateway to the park. My home base for Zion was the Best Western Zion Park Inn. Great hotel! Had a nice room with cathedral ceilings, swimming pool on the grounds, two on-site restaurants, and… Read More