My Guide to Zion National Park

The Stats Established: 1919 Location:  Southwest Utah, about two and a half hours from Las Vegas. Visitation:  4.3 million in 2018 (making it the fourth most visited National Park) Size:  146,597 acres   Brief Description Zion National Park is a red rock wonderland. There are numerous stone monoliths, mesas, soaring cliffs and towers.  The Virgin... Continue Reading →

My Top 10 National Park Hikes (6 miles or less) #1

My Top 10 National Park Hikes (6 miles or less) I enjoyed making blog posts about my top ten National Parks, so I decided to make a list of my top ten National Park Hikes. I quickly encountered a problem. There were too many hikes to choose from. So, I decided I can make two... Continue Reading →

My Top 10 National Parks: #8

My Top Ten National Parks of North America Here are my #10 - Grand Canyon National Park and #9 - Yoho National Park in case you missed them. 8. Zion National Park The Statistics Date established: November 19, 1919 Annual visitation (2014): 3,189,696 Size: 146,597 acres Location: Southwest Utah   My Experience Number of visits:... Continue Reading →

Seeing Heaven in Zion National Park

Sometimes a seemingly simple hike can leave a lasting impression. It is often caused by something random; perhaps a wildlife sighting, a change in the weather, or a view of a sunset.  I’ve had many such memories from hikes across America that will stick with me as long as I live.  One example is the... Continue Reading →

The Trail That Defeated Me

There is only one hike that I was unable to finish.  That was the famed Angel's Landing Trail in Zion National Park.  This is the story of what happened.   There are two world famous hikes in Zion National Park; one being the Zion Narrows, and the other being Angel’s Landing. The two couldn’t be more different,... Continue Reading →

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