Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a rugged beauty like no other. Reminiscent of the Grand Canyon, only greener and guests are inside the canyon instead of atop. We got our hiking quotient in clocking 9.9 miles on the Emerald Lower and Middle Pools, Grotto, Kayenta, Weeping Rock, and Riverside Trails. All wildly different and worth the time and exploration.

The Narrows were closed and we will put it on our list for next time.

The Virgin river is magnificent and fierce — leaves you with a peace and fullness that only nature can provide.

The park was comfortably busy in mid-June, with a wide range of temperatures from chilly to roasting depending on the trail and time of day. Listening to languages from around the globe is enjoyable. The shuttle is easy to use and transports guests to each stop in the park.

Zion National Park 5/5