Travel – Zion National Park, Utah

I found myself reminiscing about this trip today. A trip to Zion will never be a bad idea. We took 4 days off in the last week of April to visit Utah last year and it was one of the best trips ever.

We flew to Vegas, stayed the night and rented a car that following morning to drive less than 3 hours to Springdale, UT. By day 2, we realized we should have stayed much longer. The park is so massive and the trails are so vast!

The weather was absolutely perfect. It sprinkled a little the first day but the rest of our trip was a cool breeze and sun was shining.

Here’s where you want to eat: Meme’s Cafe (duh!) and Oscar’s! We ordered multiple things off the menu at both restaurants and loved everything! Also, Deep Creek Coffee was amazing before we headed on our hikes.

Here’s where you want to “glamp”:    Watchman’s Villas – luxe accomodations, comfortable bed, amazing back patio view and great location to trolley, restaurants and shopping. However, there are many less expensive accommodations and camping grounds which we plan to experience next trip.

We were able to complete 2 hikes: Emerald Pool (Easy) and Observation Point (moderate-advanced).

Emerald Pool took about 2 hours round trip. Its a great hike for beginner hikers to experience.


Observation Point was a 6.5 hour hike round trip. We packed plenty of water and snacks. This was a much more intense hike. We struggled getting back down but the sight was well worth the sweat and aches. The top of the hike literally took my breath away. I was overwhelmed with feelings. It was one of the most beautiful views I’d ever witnessed.

We decided next time we go back , we want to conquer The Narrows, Hidden Canyon and West Rim.

Choose your best hike:
For Families:
– Emerald Pool
-Riverside Walk
-Weeping Rock
-Canyon Overlook
Best Views:
-Observation Point
-West Rim
-Canyon Overlook
-West Rim
Most Adventurous:
-The Subway
-The Narrows
-Angel’s Landing
-Hidden Canyon

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