Fall 2019: Zion National Park

Zion National Park is only about 45 minutes from St George.  It’s an old friend of mine,  and it deserves its own page here.  Here are the highlights from three different areas.

The Taylor Creek Trail is a pleasant stroll along Tayor Creek in the Kolob Canyons secion of Zion National Park, where the red rock monoliths are never far away.
Various national parks have contain old cabins built before the parks were established. They are fun throwbacks to the past. This one is less than 100 years old.
You may wonder what you are looking at here. Double Arch Alcolve is rather impressive when seen in person. Water has eroded the sandstone leaving a large cavern. Water continues to paint the sides.
Double Arch Alcove sits at the bottom of a huge rock wall. The bottom of the photo shows the top edge of the alcove.
While visitors flock to Zion National Park, they head of Zion Canyon, but very few go to the Kolob Canyons area, even though it’s an easy drive. Perhaps the prospect of an hour drive seems to be too much. But they miss some interesting views of a different park. Of those who drive to the Kolob Canyons, most are content to stay with the standard views from the road and the lookouts. But the TImber Creek Overlook Trail offers more intimate views.
Zion has more great scenery than anyone can handle. This area seemed to be the private viewing area for our group.
Some members of the group hike down toward the road. (Can you see it?) It’s a busy road, but no one else wanted to hike here. I have an opinion about who the losers are in that deal.
Here, the high view speaks of long distances; the sides of the mountains(?) speaks of depths. Zion National Park has both.