Zion National Park
Zion National Park! This park was pretty cool. Every single park we went to really had something different from all the others to offer. Landscapes, scenery, flat rock, red rock, rock formations, arches, canyons, rivers and more. Best thing we did was to visit all of UTAH and take it all in on the same trip!
Zion National Park! Utah's First National Park. Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red. The geology of the Zion and Kolob canyons area includes nine formations that together represent 150 millions years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation. At various periods in that time warm, shallow seas, streams, ponds, and lakes, vast deserts and dry-near shore environments covered the area.
Due to the sheer number of people and vehicles in the park after driving the scenic route you go to the visitor center to hop shuttles to take you to 9 stops to hike/walk/explore. We expected this by doing our research before we went. There were mix reviews about having to take the shuttle online. We actually really liked it. After a week on the road with driving lots of miles it was really nice to have someone chauffeur us around for a little while. The busses ran often and on schedule. Worked like a charm for us! We spent the afternoon at Stop 9: Temple of Sinawava, a riverside walk/hike featuring narrows, and the river running through it. Zion was great! We recommend that you add Utah to your travel bucket list of places to see!
After Zion National Park we went to dinner right in town outside the park for some pizza, and it was delicious! We ate at Zion Pizza & Noodle Co. We walked and hiked all day so we definitely worked up our dinner appetite and really enjoyed this pizza!