Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Z is for Zion National Park

Z. Zed. Zion.  How did I ever live so long without being aware of the beauty of this Canyon?   Well, I rectified that in 2010. 

Unlike the Grand Canyon or Bryce Canyon, this time you enter at the bottom of the canyon and look up.  And oh what vistas await you.  Canyon walls rise 2000 - 3000 feet in the air. 

The canyon was carved over millions of years by the Virgin River.  You can navigate the park by car or by riding the park's shuttle buses.  There are over 100 miles of walking and hiking trails.  Be sure to take the Riverside Walk to the Narrows and the Emerald Pools Trail.

Here are some photos:


Riding the shuttle bus above and below.


On the Riverside Walk below:


Walking toward the Narrows:


The Emerald Pools Trail:

I hope you have enjoyed the trips this month.  I have enjoyed reliving my adventures.

18 comments:

  1. Interesting park, reminds me a bit of Ouimet Canyon in Ontario, very impressive but one never hears about it.

    JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

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  2. So glad I found you on this last day of the Challenge. What gorgeous photos!

    I'll be back to enjoy the previous posts.

    Congrats on completing A to Z.

    Barbara
    Z is for Zzz-z-z... and an SOS
    The Daille-y News

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  3. I've been so impressed by all your travels and your gorgeous photos, Denise! Congratulations on completing the challenge.

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    1. Thank you. I can't wait to hit the road for real.

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  4. thanks for all the beautiful shots and memories--congrats on a challenge well done!

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  5. I've never been there but would love to visit. Great photos!

    Happy Z Day!

    Jenny at Choice City Native

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  6. My goodness they are a beautiful sight, I love exploring rocky river beds like those, nice post, thanks.
    #atozchallenge
    maggie at expat brazil

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    1. And someday I hope to visit Brazil. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Lovely photos, I haven't been to Zion, but soon. It's been a pleasure traveling with you this month, Denise. Thank you!

    VR Barkowski

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    2. Thanks for visiting here and sharing your knowledge on your blog.

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  8. I really enjoyed your Blog this month! Congrats on finishing the Challenge. Looking forward to more...

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed the trip. I also look forward to your future posts.

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  9. Awesome and fabulous photos, I really love it. Thanks!

    Tours Near Zion

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  10. We had been incredibly inspired to find this site. This is because this really is this educational write-up.

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