On our way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon we had already passed the Zion National Park. We decided that on our way back we would spend some more time there to explore some of the most famous spots in the park.
When we approach the Zion National Park the landscape starts to change with pretty rocks and cliffs
Just after entering the park we are lucky to see this group of wild goats. They didn’t look very wild.
Nature’s design for a new bridge.
After passing again through the tunnel the road goes by these bright red cliffs.
Do you see the climber on this wall?
Enlarged we see two climbers; one below and one high up on the wall.
Zion national park with red rocks and trees.
The most famous valley of Zion National Park is so popular that it attracts thousands of visitors every day. To avoid traffic jams, the road into this valley is now closed for normal traffic and tourists are moved around in free shuttle busses. In different locations you can get off the bus to find hiking trails.
Beautiful rocks wherever you look.
We follow one of the easy hiking trails between walls of rocks.
Water seeping through the rocks feed these hanging gardens.
As we follow the river the canyon gets narrower.
At this point the trail ended. The only way to continue is through the water.
Ahhhhhhh…. but he is so hungry. Or is he a she?
The bus drivers had names for most of the rocks. I think this one was called the Great White Throne.
A final look back before we say goodbye to Zion.
After leaving Zion National Park we continued our way to Las Vegas where we had booked a room in one of the many casino hotels. Tomorrow is the last leg of our journey which will take us back to Los Angeles. Goto Day 14.