Travel Blogs from Virgin, United States

Zion National Park (NP), Virgin, United States travel blog

Zion National Park (NP)

A travel blog entry by socks

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... the canyon begins narrowing to a slot only 30 to 40 feet wide. The narrowest section can only be viewed by hiking two miles up the Virgin River in water and rocks. The name "Zion" first used by a Mormon settler in the early 1860s, implied a peaceful or ...

Angel's Landing, Virgin, United States travel blog

Angel's Landing

A travel blog entry by socks

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Angels Landing is one of the most notorious hikes in the park. It's a 5 mile round trip hike that leads to the top of a sheer-walled monolith. Walter’s Wiggles is a series of 21 closely spaced switchbacks that lead to the base of Angels Landing ( ...

Arrived Zion River Resort RV Park, Virgin, United States travel blog

Arrived Zion River Resort RV Park

A travel blog entry by socks

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This drive should have been 2 hours, but with the restrictions on Scenic Highway 9's Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel, I was forced to take an alternate route. The Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel was built in the late 1920's and was built for direct access from ...

Hiking the Narrows, Virgin, United States travel blog

Hiking the Narrows

A travel blog entry by socks

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The Narrows is the narrowest section of Zion and can only be viewed by hiking two miles up the Virgin River in water and rocks. You navigate in and along the river, crossing from shore to shore through water mid calf to mid thigh deep. The river is the ...

Rainy Day, Virgin UT, United States travel blog

Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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Light rain all night and day.  Good day to catch up on house chores and shopping. Even though the sky was filled with dark clouds, the sunset managed to come through one small spot and light up the mountains on the drive into Springdale. ...

drive from Green River to Zion, Virgin UT, United States travel blog

drive from Green River to Zion

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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I-70 to I-15 This area is so scenic, even along the interstate Zion River Resort is definitely a 10+.  They even have a wine/cheese social this evening. Such nice people staying here for the winter! ...

Zion National Park - Angels Landing Trail, Virgin UT, United States travel blog

Zion National Park - Angels Landing Trail

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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ZION NATIONAL PARK Angels Landing Trail The beginning views crossing the footbridge over the North Fork of the Virgin River are magnificent. Even though this trail is all paved, it is seriously steep. The steady 2-mile uphill trek ...

End of a great trip!, Virgin UT, United States travel blog

End of a great trip!

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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Today ends this trip to the Southwest.  What an amazing part of the country! The RV Park is right along the Virigin River.  We will definitely be back (but not in November when the temperatures at night have been below freezing). ...

Zion National Park (written by Corey), Virgin, United States travel blog

Zion National Park (written by Corey)

A travel blog entry by clendenens

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... a few more months for that. The only reservable RV campground in the park was already full, so we ended up staying at a great place in Virgin, UT.  There's not much of a town there, but the park had plenty to do.  We swam a bit (but the water ...

Tortola Island and Sopers Hole  Tortola BV Islands, Central, United States Virgin Islands travel blog

Tortola Island and Sopers Hole Tortola BV Islands

A travel blog entry by pdh61

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Up at 0530 to sit on bow sprit at sunrise with S. just lovely sailing in these waters with fish swimming in the bow wave as we head for Tortola Island. Our regular breakfast affair whilst watching out the portholes the approaching Islands. Whilst we ...

KARIBIK!!!!!!, St.Thomas, United States travel blog

KARIBIK!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by alessa

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WOW!!!!! Mittlerweile sind wir in der KARIBIK!!!! und es ist traumhaft! Von nun ab geht es alle 10 Tage von New York aus in die Karibik. Gerade haben wir sozusagen unseren ersten trip hinter uns und ich kann endlich sagen, ich war in der Karibik. Wir ...

Day 76 - Virgin, Zion National Park (Utah), Virgin, United States travel blog

Day 76 - Virgin, Zion National Park (Utah)

A travel blog entry by thekemptons

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Not the best night as the lurgy persists, yet more washing. The little lady didn't do too badly between episodes, but mummy Kempton was up all night worrying about her. Taya has a lie in and seems much perkier when she wakes, so we decide to chance a ...

Even more spectacular...., Virgin, United States travel blog

Even more spectacular....

A travel blog entry by beadledove

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... ;Zion National Park was packed.  Both campgrounds were full and the town of Springdale was hopping.  We ended up driving to Virgin, Utah, at dusk and staying at the Zion River Resort RV Park. This was to be our final night in Blue for this trip. ...

My B'day, St Thomas, Virgin Islands US travel blog

My B'day

A travel blog entry by paantera

best times ...

Day 75 - Virgin, Zion National Park (Utah), Virgin, United States travel blog

Day 75 - Virgin, Zion National Park (Utah)

A travel blog entry by thekemptons

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Unfortunately the littlest Kempton was rather poorly overnight with lots of sickness bouts, leaving a worried and tired set of parents. We realise just how lucky we have been to be illness free whilst away. Dylan would definitely have had a least 10 ...

Zion National Park - Emerald Pools, Virgin UT, United States travel blog

Zion National Park - Emerald Pools

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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EMERALD POOLS - Zion National Park Three miles round trip to Upper Pool. Not much water falling at this time of the year. The pools are emerald because of the algae growing in them. Lower Pool - Easy trail to the Lower Pool, which is ...

Kolop Terrace - Zion, Virgin UT, United States travel blog

Kolop Terrace - Zion

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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Good news - the rain stopped. Bad news - snow flurries. Good day to see the sights in the car since the sun pops out now and then. Kolob Terrace - Zion National Park The drive is spectacular!  The ominous, dark clouds and light ...

Day 11 - 127 Seconds - the Day Lyn got Wedged!, Lamb's Knoll, United States travel blog

Day 11 - 127 Seconds - the Day Lyn got Wedged!

A travel blog entry by cusan

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... I followed Mike and the kids in his Toyota Land Cruiser, rather more sedately in our Silver Slug! Lyn parked up on a road in Virgin and we climbed into the Land Cruiser and took a very bumpy ride just outside Zion National Park to an area known as Lamb's ...

Zion, Virgin, United States travel blog

Zion

A travel blog entry by paat

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arrived at Hurricane we did an incredible hike to angles landing...high as the ...

Zion...WOW, Virgin , United States travel blog

Zion...WOW

A travel blog entry by jenjenjen09

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... about getting our hiking boots wet.....little did we know what was in store for us. We walked into the shallow water of the Virgin River. About up to our ankles and proceeded to walk slowly on the smooth river stones. The river was narrow and the water ...

Hikng in Zion, Virgin Utah, United States travel blog

Hikng in Zion

A travel blog entry by travelswithduke

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We spent the day visiting the visitor center at Zion and doing several hikes - with Duke and without.  Poor Duke.  Most of the national parks no longer let dogs (even leashed) on trails.  They are only allowed on the nature trails ...

Day Thirteen, Virgin, United States travel blog

Day Thirteen

A travel blog entry by cathyjanu

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We left this morning around 9 am to tour the park. It was cool, low 60's and breezy.  We wanted to go early and beat the heat because the forecast was 97 degrees.  When we arrived at the Visitor’s Center, the parking lot was full.  ...

Wreck of HMS Rhone Salt Islind BVI, Virgin Islands, United States travel blog

Wreck of HMS Rhone Salt Islind BVI

A travel blog entry by huppheveron

The HMS Rhone Wrecked during a hurricane. She broke in half and ...

Kolob Canyon Hike, Virgin, United States travel blog

Kolob Canyon Hike

A travel blog entry by fossilfuelfree

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On the other side of Zion, sky-high sandstone pillars give way to red-rock, checkered mesas with odd, disfigured, melting shapes like a Salvador Dali painting or a piece of Gaudi architecture. Driving through the park, I find myself suddenly drawn to a ...

Zion, Virgin, United States travel blog

Zion

A travel blog entry by garyfooks

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Sunrise at Bryce then A day at Zion. Short drive to the park then a tour. Great for panoramics. Stayed at the Express Inn just outside the park. Short drive in the afternoon to Grafton - a Mormon ghost town were they filmed Butch Cassidy and the Sundance ...

Day Twelve, Virgin, United States travel blog

Day Twelve

A travel blog entry by cathyjanu

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We had an interesting day today. We planned on driving to Zion which was only about a 2 hour drive, so we left the campground around 9 am.  It was a beautiful sunny day, but cool, only 55 degrees this morning. We stopped to get gas outside the ...

Inspiration in Zion: Explorations in Utah, Virgin, United States travel blog

Inspiration in Zion: Explorations in Utah

A travel blog entry by fossilfuelfree

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... at Zion, we find the Temple of Sinawava, the Court of Patriarchs (Isaac, Jacob, and Abraham), the Towers of the Virgin, and Angel's Landing...to name a few. Most of the names come from a Methodist explorer, Frederick Vining Fisher who named ...

Day one of our travel adventure, Virgin, United States travel blog

Day one of our travel adventure

A travel blog entry by sandrobbins

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... our first gourmet lunch at McDonalds. Santiago survived but was not happy. By the end of the day we had been in four states, technically three since we were in Arizona twice. Santiago was convinced we were going in circles. We started in Arizona, on ...

Day 74 - Virgin, Zion National Park (Utah), Virgin, United States travel blog

Day 74 - Virgin, Zion National Park (Utah)

A travel blog entry by thekemptons

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The time change, and a long old sleep for Dylan, makes us a bit later than we'd hoped leaving for the National Park, but we are keen to see the sights. It's about a 15 minute drive to the gate where we purchase an annual parks pass which allows us ...

Zion Mount Carmel Highway, Virgin UT, United States travel blog

Zion Mount Carmel Highway

A travel blog entry by ranlo

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High today is 40.  Another cold day means another drive. Springdale Lots of shops and galleries. Cafe Soleil for lunch; enjoyed their panini Zion Mount Carmel Highway Beautiful views going up the switchbacks of Pine Creek Canyon past "The Great ...