Friday, September 16, 2016

Day 4 - Zion National Park

We sure picked the right spot to stage our camp.  Grand Canyon one hour to the south and Zion less than one hour to the northwest.  Tomorrow we rest.

We left mid-morning for our short drive north to Zion National Park.  It was an absolutely awesome drive with views of bluffs, plateau, and all of those amazing colors.  We even saw a herd of buffalo.

The east entrance to the park is a unique landscape of swirling rock faces and etched buttes.

A one mile dark tunnel led us into the Zion Valley.

 We parked the car got on the park shuttle system.  It took us to the top of the canyon and the Riverwalk and Narrows.  The water was freezing and the river bottom too rocky for bare feet so we opted to only go up the narrow canyons a short way.  The other trails were great, some a little more moderate than easy, and there were plenty of folks in the park.  We walked about 7 miles altogether today.  We returned to the RV pretty tired and ready to plan a restful day tomorrow.

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