Zion National Park

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Streaked Wall at Zion National Park - Can you see Darth Vader?
Streaked Wall – Can You See A Famous Star Wars Character?

If you have never visited Zion National Park in Utah, you are missing one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.  It’s a special place with two distinctly different sides–joined by a tunnel in one of the monoliths that make up the sides of the canyon.  The east side is comprised of tall sandstone monoliths in shades of red, orange, white and brown, speckled with the green of plants and trees growing out of the rock.  The west side is primarily slick rock with a personality all it’s own.  Another section of Zion is the Kolob Canyons.  This is a wonderland in itself.  Then, in between is the Kolob Reservoir Road with incredible views along the entire road. And the Grafton Ghost Town is just outside the park’s boundaries.

Not only is Zion a wonderful place, but it is within driving distance of Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  You can also take off from there and drive through Monument Valley on the way to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

I once spent three weeks at Zion when my son was a ranger there, and I never got bored or ran out of things to do.  And I kept going back every year he was there.

I hope you enjoy my photos!

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Zion National Park & Kolob Canyons – 2004

Sago Lily, Zion National Park, Utah, Towers of the Virgin, Canyon Overlook Trail, The Watchman Trail, Three Patriarchs, Horseback Riding, Kolob Canyons, Northern Checkerspot Butterfly, Snowball Sand Verbena, Palmer’s Penstemon, Crawford Arch, Blue Bellflower, East Side, Sunrise, East Temple, Checkrboard Mesa, Petroglyphs

Zion National Park – 2005 – West Side

Sago Lily, Zion National Park, Pa’ Rus Trail, Towers of the Virgin, Sunflower, Cable Mountain, Weeping Rock, Preacher and Pulpit, Temple of Sinawava, Observation Point, Angels Landing, Tunnel Window, Great Arch, Antelope Milkweed, Stone Arch Bridge, Pine Creek

Zion National Park – 2006

Zion National Park, Utah, Virgin River, The Watchman, Storm, Waterfall, Sacred Datura, Sunflower, Prairie Sunflower, Pa’Rus Trail, Eagles Crag, The Watchman, The Great Arch

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