Zion, Utah

Zion National Park is a southwest Utah nature preserve distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. Also along the river, partly through deep chasms, is Zion Narrows wading hike.

I quick weekend trip consisted of long hikes and avoiding thunder storms and flash floods.  The place is amazing but you really need to see it yourself.  Words do not give this place justice.

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Narrows
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Narrows
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On the way to the Narrows
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Angel’s Landing
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Switchbacks to Angel’s Landing
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Court of the Patriarchs

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Weeping Rock
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Emerald Pools
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On the way to the Emerald Pools
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Top of Angel’s Landing
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Angel’s Landing
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Angel’s Landing

 

Of course on the way back I had to hit up my favorite ramen place in Vegas, Monta Ramen

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