Zion national park


By the time we reached Zion, we had already been quite awestruck by Utah (Arches and Bryce Canyon. Even with such high expectations, Zion national parks left a stark and lasting impression in our minds. A day in Zion gave us an opportunity to fill the a day with numerous hikes with great views.


We started the day early (yes, we have learnt to do that over time :)) and caught a glimpse of the rising sun over the Canyon overlook trail just a few miles from the entrance station. At this point, we were completely unaware of what Zion had up its sleeves.

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The “Court of patriarchs” was our first wow moment. The golden hour made its mark and lit up the rocks in bright orange color making it even more majestic.

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This is the view from close to the top of “Angels Landing” – a popular hiking trail, that provides spectacular views of the canyons. The hike is only moderately tough for the most part. The last half a mile involves a steep climb holding chains for grips along a narrow-curved-slippery-rocky path en-route to the summit.

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Like I mentioned before, these canyons are jaw dropping and the rocks are gigantic. We literally kept saying that all day.

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Categories: National Parks, Travel, utah

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