Sorry no funny travel stories for this journey.
If you’ve never been, here are a few fun facts:
- Located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah.
- It covers 590 km2.
- A prominent feature of the park is Zion Canyon, which is 24 km long and up to 800 m deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.
- The geology of the Zion and Kolob canyons area includes 9 formations that together represent 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation. Wowzers that’s old.
We didn’t stay here, but here is a list for accommodation near Zion.
There are loads of good hikes, I did the hike to Angels Landing. An 8km thrilling, yet strenuous hike. The trail follows a narrow rock face climaxing with a lofty perch boasting views of the whole park.
It’s a very intimidating hike which includes sections where you need to scale vertical surfaces and pull yourself up by chains. Not for the faint hearted.
If you’re not too much of a dare devil, see this list of other hikes in Zion.
I think this just was my favourite park thus far. I think you can see why.
The adventure continues:
More on the US adventure here.
Anisa – The Macadames xx