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... is at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert regions. Zion was established as a National Park in 1919, and expanded in 1956 to include the Kolob Canyons area. With nearly three million visitors a year, Zion is the most heavily used of Utah's five National Parks. It seems most of the three million visitors have chosen to see the park today. The place is filled to the rafters, though it's difficult imagining rafters ...
... well may be our last trip up that route. Even us fit old hikers reach a point where we have to say "uncle."
After our slow descent from our hike we took the Senic Drive and found a new trail in the Capital Gorge which we may try next time - more flat than up, much better for old knees!
We have dinner reservations at Cafe Diablo for tonight then on to Paonia tomorrow.
The drive was much shorter today, in fact we got to our B&B in Torrey just after 11am. As it wasn't yet check in time we decided to go to the park, get our pass and do some sightseeing. The canyons are really impressive, just wonder if they will still have the wow factor after another three weeks down here. Torrey is a sprawling little settlement with some old buildings and a fair few hotels. Liz really likes the general ...
... to go hunting on the first day of the elk hunting season in his hi-vis jacket to ensure he wasn't the target for another hunter, and carrying his 300 Winchester Grand Magnum rifle, he was hoping for a 200lb elk. The hunting permit system is complicated, involving a state draw and it appears Dan has only a 12 day season to bag his elk, he is only allowed ...
... Reef we road the out skirts of the park. Went into a beautiful National Forest and up a couple of thousand feet and shot some pictures of the Escalante Mountains. On the way back we saw 5 deer on the side of the rode waiting to cross. Unusual. A buck, a doe, and two or three young bucks with small antlers.
If it rains tomorrow you will get pictures of our road trip to Walmart in Richfield 40 miles ...
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- Free parking
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