Final hikes beyond Zion National Park

Northgate peaks trail

By the second week of our stay we avoided going into Zion National Park, for the spring break crowd with its associated traffic was getting tiresome.  We found some trails outside the park and just a few miles from our site at Zion River Resort in Virgin.  They didn’t have the spectacular scenery that we’d gotten used to, but they held plenty […]

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Quiet Parts of Zion National Park

Kolob Canyons

Kolob Canyons After two straight days of long, grueling hikes and then a day of rest, we intended to go at it again outside the main part of Zion National Park.  Our planned destination was Kolob Canyons, a remote section of Zion located at exit 40 on Interstate 15, about 40 miles north of Zion Canyon. As usual, we took off early […]

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