Mr. UR saw this part of Zion on the map and we decided to see what it was all about. We arrived late on a weekday and I was a bit proud of us for remembering to keep our Zion admission receipt from the day before, but they were closing the visitor center for the day so it didn't really matter. We headed into this part of the park on it's characteristic red roads. It's a scenic 5 mile drive through the park.
The scenery was pretty enough and then you go around a curve and BAM!
It was Stunning with a capital S...The photos and my words can't do it justice.
According to the Zion National Park website "Here in the northwest corner of the park, narrow parallel box canyons are cut into the western edge of the Colorado Plateau forming majestic peaks and 2, 000 foot cliff walls."
One of the things you can do at Kolob Canyons besides the scenic drive is hike. We found an easy one mile hike and set off to see what we could see.
|The path on the hike|
Supposedly, you can see the Grand Canyon way off into the distance!
I zoomed in to see if I could see the Grand Canyon - no luck! But it's out there, somewhere!
|The requisite selfie|
We saw this AFTER our hike - thank goodness! And thank goodness we didn't run into any wildlife on our hike!
So check the signs - all the signs - if you are headed out to hike - this one was on a map/bulletin board that we didn't see until we returned.
If you're going to Zion National Park, enjoy all that it has to offer. And don't forget about the stunning scenery at the other part of Zion - Kolob Canyons! I'm so glad we stumbled upon it!
This post is part of a link-up with: Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox, The Weekend Wanderlust Travel Blog Party and Weekend Travel Inspiration at Reflections Enroute!