July 5, 2021

At the end of our trip to Moab, we made a stop by Zion for just a couple of days to decompress. Instead of going into the park, where we have explored around in the past, we headed up Kolob Terrace Road, just outside the park. This is a beautiful forested area that is away from the crowds. Several years…

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September 11, 2017

I had been itching to return to Zion National Park ever since running the Trans Zion route with friends a few years ago. The soaring, red rock walls of the canyon, the bright green cottonwoods in the Grotto, and the dramatic views of the mesa’s in the backcountry make Zion an experience like the Yosemite of the desert. I promised…

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April 14, 2014

The Zion Traverse at Zion National Park in Utah is a route often described as a moderately difficult 3 to 5 day backpacking trip between the Northwest and Southeast corners of the park, covering approximately 47-50 miles, depending on who you ask, and over 20,000 feet of cumulative elevation change. While the scenery in the areas frequented by the shuttle…

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