Sun-baked Adventures: Zion National Park

Sam Family, General, Utah/Arizona/Nevada, Zion National Park Leave a Comment

On the last leg of the journey, we headed east from Arches National Park to Zion National Park.

Driving through the Zion Canyon road, you are surrounded by Navajo Sandstone cliffs eroded by the North Fork of the Virgin River.

Parked at Temple of Sinawava, the end of the canyon roadway.


A close-up encounter with a mule deer as we were hiking to the Weeping Rocks.

A look-out near the Middle Emerald Pool overlooking the valley beneath.

Giant tree outside of the lodge! Carmen is below it as a size reference.

Towards the late afternoon we started to hike towards Angels Landing – 5,785 feet (1,763 m), but had to turn back before it got dark.

Amazing sights from the high vantage points.

We stayed near Zion National Park and drove back to Las Vegas next morning to return our RV.

We spent most of the day walking up and down the strip, and eating at the Wynn Hotel buffet. :)

Nightfall, I find I am more drawn to the abandoned casinos rather than the glamours new hotels.

The view from our hotel room from the Hooters Hotel….don’t ask.

Home-bound, I wish I had more time to hike and photograph those amazing natural sights! Till next time!

SamSun-baked Adventures: Zion National Park

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