U-Turn to Utah – Part 1

This past memorial weekend was supposed to be a well planned Vegas trip, with some gambling, exploring and checking out the Cirque shows for the 6th time. Instead it turned into an impromptu, full week trip to Utah to explore Zion National Park. A 3 hour drive from the Vegas airport, with phone calls to book rooms at their lodge and book guided tours through the narrows. We reached late and pretty much slept all night.

The following day was our own hike through the mountains to check out the emerald pools, of which we only saw one because it started raining 😦 This hike leads to wonderful pools and natural falls with beautiful views of the different mountains and cliffs.

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This was the view from the lodge and hotels in Zion. Silhouettes of the mountains at night and beautiful tri-colored cliffs during the day 🙂

The Virgin river flows through the mountains and can be hiked by following The Narrows, which is the narrowest section of the Zion canyon. We were going to do this the following day but decided to do a regular hike along the river to check it out.

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Stay tuned for part 2 of the trip…Hiking the Narrows, doing a 12 mile drive to check out the mountains and the wonderfully creative art of the talented Navajo tribes 🙂

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