Zion National Park, Utah

October 16-19, 2017

 We stayed at Quail Creek State Park about 40 minutes outside of Zion National Park, arriving later in the day, we got set up and settled for the night. The following day we drove to Zion to explore with Moose! We walked the Pa’rus trail, which is about 2 miles and dog friendly! Yay! It was still pretty hot at Zion with temps in the high 80’s.

We stayed at Quail Creek State Park about 40 minutes outside of Zion National Park, arriving later in the day, we got set up and settled for the night. The following day we drove to Zion to explore with Moose! We walked the Pa’rus trail, which is about 2 miles and dog friendly! Yay! It was still pretty hot at Zion with temps in the high 80’s.

Angel's Landing

Angels’ Landing is probably Zion’s most popular strenuous hike, it’s 5 miles round trip with some steep switchbacks, drop offs and an elevation gain of 1500 ft. To summit this mountain, there are chains bolted into the rocks to assist climbers in some of the more challenging parts of the hike. We got up early to avoid the heat but it turned out to be a more chilly day and perfect hiking conditions.

The Narrows

If your traveling around Zion on their free shuttle, which I highly recommend, the Narrows is the last stop and about a mile walk from the Temple of Sinawava. The Narrows is the narrowest part of Zion Canyon and you can walk in the Virgin River wading upstream to explore as much or as little as you want. Unfortunately we were not prepared for that type of hike...next time!