Thursday, September 3, 2009
Zion National Park
With its towering red sandstone cliffs, Zion is one of our favorite parks to visit. It is a hiker's paradise with something for everyone. For a physical and mental challenge, you can climb Angel's Landing. Complete with chains to help you hike, this strenuous trail rewards you with a stunning panoramic view of the canyon. In July when the temps reach 100+, you can hike the Riverwalk and Narrows through the refreshing Virgin River, which is responsible for creating this beautiful canyon. Hike the Emerald Pools Trails to experience some more hidden features like waterfalls. In the Spring, you'll find blooming prickly pear cactus and columbine in the hanging gardens. The fall brings changing colors to the lush riparian valley of the canyon.
Happy 100th Birthday Zion! We look forward to visiting you again and again!