Zion National Park, It’s A Good Time To Visit

Yes I know that the forecast is that Salt Lake City will be in the 50’s all week. But Zions will be in the mid to high 60’s. We have had terrific fall and early winter weather haven’t we? I had a titch of envy when neighbors decided to spend Thanksgiving in St George. Right now it’s December 3rd, and Zion is such an amazing visit. I suggest that December Is A Good Time To Visit Zion National Park.

Zions National Park

Zion National Park

I haven’t seen all of Utah, not even enough, but to this date Zion National Park is my favorite visit. Well, at least one of my favorites. It is so awe inspiring just being there. Designated in 1919, Zion is Utah’s oldest national park. The park is known for its incredible canyons and spectacular views. Famous hikes including The Narrows, Subway, and Angels Landing attract adventure enthusiasts from around the world. Once you are in the park area you can hop on a bus and take a quick tour. There are several stopping points to get off and wander around. It’s a peaceful place. I noticed that even though we were amongst several visitors it was like we had Zion National Park all to ourselves. The Dear, a short distance away, feeding across the river must have felt the same way. They just milled around, looking up at us a few times, but weren’t at all anxious to move on.

The scenery in this whole region of Utah is so different than what we transplants from Washington State are used to it is hard to take it all in. They say Washington greenery isĀ  the most beautiful in the World. I used to think so. Now I am not so sure, it’s hard to beat the Utah Scenery. I will share, that several years ago I was driving on an errand and the road turned giving me a straight shot view of the beautiful Utah mountains. It was so stunning I pulled my car off to the side of the road. Standing by my car at the side of the road I said silently to myself, “I just have to live here some day”. I then wrote it down in several places, like my journal, that my goal was to live here some day.” I do now, and it’s great.

 

Here is more info on Zion National Park.