Discovering, Exploring

Zion National Park – Day 1

April 30, 2016

This week I’ve been traveling around the southwest, with the first stop on the list being Zion National Park.  The first day was kind of unique because while you might typically thing of Zion as being dry and hot in the desert, it was actually raining, snowing, and foggy.  It made the park a little more difficult to explore, but I found the experience of getting to see the majestic red rock peaks going in and out of the clouds and fog to be incredibly beautiful and unique.  We also got to see the waterfalls in full effect, so that was an extra treat! 

Road map

Some beautiful iris' on the way into Zion,

Arriving at Zion Lodge

The rooms we stayed at inside the park at Zion Lodge

While at the park we stayed in the Zion Lodge, which is located right in the heart of the park at the bottom of the mountains.  The lodge was absolutely beautiful, and everyone there was so friendly.  You could not find a more beautiful setting.  The lodge had a little cafe, a gift shop, and a restaurant that had the most delicious food. The rooms were great, and they even had board games available to use, which I thought was such a nice touch in our digital age.

Zion Lodge Stop

The park has a very convenient bus system that takes you around 9 different stops in the park, and is running very frequently so you never have to wait very long.


Zion National Park

Zion National Park


Zion National Park

Come back tomorrow for the photos from Day 2!  The sun came out and I found myself doing something I wasn’t expecting!


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