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Zion National Park Accommodations, Hotels, Vacation Rentals & Lodging

Explore off-road with us through some of Utah’s best landscape as we traverse Toquerville Falls OHV trail just outside Zion National Park in La Verkin, Utah.
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Zion National Park Accommodations, Hotels, Vacation Rentals & Lodging

We are living the American dream driving the Historic Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica but we are doing some detours to visit some places we like.
In this 41st episode, we are visiting Zion National Park, hiking to Emerald Pools, to the Narrows and driving through Mt. Carmell Tunnel with Lucky LeAw, our old vintage truck camper.
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Zion National Park is an American national park located in Southwestern Utah near the city of Springdale. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which stretches 15 miles (24 km) long and spans up to half a mile (800 m) deep. It cuts through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest point in the park is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest peak is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park’s four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.

Human habitation of the area started about 8,000 years ago with small family groups of Native Americans, one of which was the semi-nomadic Basketmaker Anasazi (300 CE). Subsequently, the Virgin Anasazi culture (500 CE) and the Parowan Fremont group developed as the Basketmakers settled in permanent communities.[4] Both groups moved away by 1300 and were replaced by the Parrusits and several other Southern Paiute subtribes. Mormons came into the area in 1858 and settled there in the early 1860s. In 1909, President William Howard Taft named the area Mukuntuweap National Monument in order to protect the canyon. In 1918, the acting director of the newly created National Park Service, Horace Albright, drafted a proposal to enlarge the existing monument and change the park’s name to Zion National Monument, a name used by the Mormons. According to historian Hal Rothman: “The name change played to a prevalent bias of the time. Many believed that Spanish and Indian names would deter visitors who, if they could not pronounce the name of a place, might not bother to visit it. The new name, Zion, had greater appeal to an ethnocentric audience.” On November 20, 1919, the United States Congress established the monument as Zion National Park, and it was signed by President Woodrow Wilson. The Kolob section was proclaimed a separate Zion National Monument in 1937, but was incorporated into the park in 1956.

The Emerald Pools Trail begins at the Zion Lodge westward to Lower Emerald Pool. Built in 1932, it was created using only hand tools. An extension built the same year runs to the Grotto Campground. The first section required the construction of stone steps to a high standard of design and finish. Repairs to the stonework were carried out in 1969. The 2.2-mile (3.5 km) trail was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 14, 1987.

The Narrows is the narrowest section of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park, Utah. Situated on the North Fork of the Virgin River and upstream of the main canyon, The Narrows is one of the premier hikes in the park and on the Colorado Plateau.

The Zion – Mount Carmel Highway is a 25 mi long road in Utah in the USA, with a 1.1 mi long tunnel. The road runs from the entrance to Zion National Park eastward to Mount Carmel Junction with U.S. Route 89 as a portion of Utah State Route 9. The road became part of a loop tour of Zion, Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

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One of my all-time favorite places to hike- ZION National Park! Normally, navigating waves of tourists and crowded trails is something you just accept hiking in Zion, and for the beauty you get to see, its more than worth it. But after a little searching, a friend and I came across this trail in the Zion Wilderness and took a gamble on an overnight backpacking trip. This trail has 13 pre-established campsites, and a permit for overnight camping is required. We got lucky and got to choose our campsite, and wanting to experience as much of the trail as possible we got the furthest one they had- Number 12. A beautiful trail is an understatement, as this trail followed the creek back into the canyon with towering walls of rock dripping with colors and textures. We had a peaceful night in our spot by the river, enjoyed some great food on the trail, and even found a waterfall to take a plunge in! A truly wonderful adventure, Zion never fails to amaze me! Please like and comment, also subscribe to the channel for more adventures!
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Here is a video from when I made a quick stop at Zion on the way back to Vegas. The timewarp is from the east side entry. I checked out a few water features caused from a recent rainfall. The coolest waterfall was the 1,000+ fall coming off of the Sentinel. What a beautiful park.
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Hiking the Riverside Walk trail, which takes you to the end of the Narrows, this short diversion only happens in the winter to spring months and creates a 300+ ft waterfall.

In fact, you can see this on the last shuttle stop as soon you exit the bus. You will have to walk about 0.25 mile to see it closer, but it is worth the short side-trip.

Enjoy the serenity that falling water provides us.
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Travel Destinal Film. A 4K Ultra HD visual & musical travel guide tour through the Southwest USA featuring Utah & Arizona. Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Zion …
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Zion National Park Accommodations, Hotels, Vacation Rentals & Lodging

Road trip in USA, West coast in 15 days :

4 States – 5000 km

California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah

15 jours de Road Trip dans l’ouest américain :

JOUR 1 : arrivée à Los Angeles
JOUR 2 : visite de Los Angeles
JOUR 3 : départ pour Las Vegas + nuit à Las Vegas
JOUR 4 : départ pour le Grand Canyon
JOUR 5 : randonnée dans le Grand Canyon + départ pour Monument Valley
JOUR 6 : Monument Valley + départ pour Page et le Lake Powell
JOUR 7 : Lower antelope canyon + départ pour Zion Park
JOUR 8 : randonnée dans Zion Park + départ pour la vallée de la mort
JOUR 9 : traverser la vallée de la mort + départ pour Mammoths Lakes
JOUR 10 : randonnée à travers les lacs de Mammoths Lakes + départ pour Yosemite
JOUR 11 : randonnée à Yosemite
JOUR 12 : aller voir les Séquoias + départ pour San Francisco
JOUR 13 : visite d’Alcatraz
JOUR 14 : visite de San Francisco + Golden bridge
JOUR 15 : départ de San Francisco

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Being able to marvel at how time and nature alters the Earth’s topography is incredible. 7 days of exploring the native reservation of Havasupai and Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks was definitely was too short.
100+ miles hiked, 1,500 miles driven, 20 new friends, a sore back, and an experience I will never forget. If I’m still alive, hopefully when I visit again, Mother Earth will once again amaze me with new wonders.

-Havasupai
-Grand Canyon
-Lower Antelope Canyon
-Horseshoe Bend
-Arches National Park
-Bryce Canyon National Park
-Zion National Park
-The Narrows
-Angel’s Landing

Rozes – R U Mine (Stelouse)
Alex Adair – Heaven
Seeed – Cherry Oh (Jr Blender)
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