If there is one place that we would have liked to stay longer during our Intrepid Travel Adventure through America, it is Zion National Park. After two days in Vegas (That sounds like a movie title) we arrived to a peaceful and incredibly beautiful park, but didn’t have the opportunity to truly explore the place. We only had one night at the most charming lodge and we could have stayed here for days.

Zion is one of those places where people chill for awhile. It has incredible hiking trails such as Angels Landing which take the hiker over high cliffs with shear drops and magnificent views. People spend lazy afternoons or several days hiking through Zion and then take in the town’s laid back vibe before heading back out into the wilderness. There’s plenty of restaurants and B&B’s lining the street and Zion even has a giant movie screen just outside the gate entrance. When we were there, The Dark Night was playing.

We didn’t have a lot of time to see Zion National Park but the few hours we spent in the park sold us on returning soon to get back in touch with nature.

While we can’t tell you about a grand adventure in one of America’s most beloved national parks, we can share a series of photos taken quickly during our race to beat sunset. Here is what we got. Like everything in this part of the US, the scenery is stunning so you won’t be disappointed with even a short visit to Zion.

 Zion National Park in photos 

Running River in Zion NAtional Park, Utah

Running River in Zion National Park, Utah



Our first glimpse at Zion Canyon


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The diverse landscape of Zion Canyon, Utah


Interesting rock formations Zion Canyon

Interesting rock formations in Zion Canyon


The sunset in Zion NAtional Park, utah

Shadows deepen as the sun sets in Zion National Park

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  1. Amanda

    So pretty! I really regret not allowing enough time to stop at Zion on my own road trip last summer. We opted for Arches instead (which was amazing… but still).

    Next time, though, for sure!

  2. Leigh

    It’s hard not to fall in love with Zion or any of the parks in the US southwest in my pinion. I am heading to Bruce Canyon and the Escalante Wilderness area for week of hiking in October and so looking forward to it.

    GORGEOUS photos Dave. Hope you guys had a chance to do some of the great hikes in Zion.

  3. Gabriel

    I’ve had the chance to spend some time in Zion’s and I love it. You are right, its a place to spend some time enjoying nature and having a relaxing time admiring the beauties of the world.

    Thanks for the post, your pictures are amazing.

  4. Pam Johnson aka MzZoomer

    Zion is a beauty. I too visited it a few years ago. One of the natural wonders of this world. Such wonderful pictures. Thanks. Bryce Cannon is said to be equally as fabulous and that both places are magical in the winter. Hmmm, is it time to start packing my winter gear…so many places and so little time. Thanks again for such a wonderful post.

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  6. Alex Call

    Zion’s is one of my favorite places in Utah and you help capture the beauty of Zions. I must say if you ever want to go on an amazing hike in Zion my favorite is the Subway in Kolob Terrace/Canyon. It is an awesome hike. For more information on it go to http://utahexperienced.blogspot.com/

    1. debndave Post author

      We’d like to explore more of Utah as well. It’s just like stepping back into an old Western movie every where you turn. Just Beautiful.

  7. Addison S. @ Visa Hunter

    Incredible photos, you guys really have a talent for capturing nature at its best. I can picture myself wandering through the canyon for days without a care in the world. There is something curiously pleasurable about gazing up at nature and feeling so small.

  8. Laurie

    What a wonderful post. The pictures you posted are truly amazing. The Zion National Park looks amazing. Definitely looks like a place for hiking.

  9. Joe @ Cosmic Smudge

    We’re trying to plan a photo trip out west for later in the summer. Zion, Arches and Antelope Canyon are the contenders. Going to be a tough choice but I’m sure we can’t go wrong either way. Thanks for posting these!

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