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21 Things To Do Outside Zion: Easy Places To Escape The Crowds Of Zion National Park

The one area of Utah (other than the Salt Lake area) that I still haven't gotten to see enough of is southwest Utah and the Greater Zion Area. I have seen some of it, but not enough. Never enough. It's also actually (so far) my least favorite part of Utah. The area around St. George,…

The Best Things To Do In Zion National Park That Aren’t Hiking

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. Zion National Park is the most popular national park in Utah, and for good reason.  It's home to Angel's Landing, The Subway, and The Narrows, some of the best hikes in Utah.  And…

Hidden Canyon: Zion National Park’s Must-Do Underrated Hike

**Hidden Canyon is closed indefinitely due to rockfall (as of January 2022)** Last year I got the National Geographic Secrets of the National Parks book.  I didn't really look through it until I was home recently.  When I was looking through it to get ready for our trip to Zion, I saw a hike I…

Hike Kolob Canyons: Taylor Creek Trail

Over the last few years, I've visited Zion National Park quite a few times.  I've been to the main area of the park and down Kolob Terrace Road, but I hadn't been to Kolob Canyons yet.  I didn't actually realize it existed until a few months ago.  Crazy, right? Well, this trip it was our…

Hiking Canyon Overlook Trail In Zion National Park

As you know, I was just in Wisconsin for about a month for the holidays.  I had all these plans to do all kinds of fun stuff in the area and then it was freezing cold, like below zero the majority of our time there.  So all those cool things I wanted to do have…

Wet ‘N Wild In The Zion Narrows

There are affiliate links in here.  I get a small commission if you purchase through them at no extra cost to you. I finally did it!  I finally hiked The Narrows!  See, this is a big deal for me because as most of you know (or are about to learn) I do not like water…

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The Other Side of Zion: Kolob Terrace Road

On our way to Vegas we had a couple extra days before we really needed to be there.  We decided to explore Zion a bit.  This was my third time there, but I still haven't done Angels Landing or The Narrows.  Our plan was to do at least one of those.  We got there, mid…

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Straight Up Land in Zion National Park

The other day, I realized in my posts about the road trip, in order, I forgot about Zion.  Oops!  I'm not even sure how I forgot about it.  It was the third National Park we visited out of five.  It wasn't my favorite.  You already know Arches was probably my favorite with Bryce Canyon at…