Zion National Park, Utah
Progressive: 1814 Kilometers or 1127 Miles
People have always sought this place, this canyon oasis in the extreme desert environment. The exit for Zion off the I-15 was so nondescript we missed it and had to loop back. The narrow, two-lane highway leading to the Park took us through a wildly changing landscape of green canyons, red cliffs and blue skies. The rock layers reveal how melting winter snow fed the scouring river torrents that forcefully shaped Zion’s steep cliffs, narrow canyons and soaring peaks.
A warning should you want to make the trip … the one road through the park consists of numerous switchbacks, without guardrails, so steep vehicles could only crawl along at 20 to 25 mph. Unnerving!
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