Entry into Zion National Park UT

Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
Trip End Oct 26, 2010

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Springdale UT

Flag of United States  , Utah
Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Lodge closes today and everyone was relaxed. A large table behind us at breakfast was filled with rangers, seasonal farewell breakfast as they all prepared for winter assignments in different parks around the country.

After breakfast we enjoyed one last look at the rim in perfect early morning light and then left feeling we had so much more that we wanted to explore.  There are numerous trails but we didn't want to leave the rim.  A return trip is definitely in order. 


 One last stop at Jacob Lake for cookies and then we headed toward Utah.  In the little town of Fredonia on the Arizona Utah border we encountered one of the most disturbing, scary actually, signs we have seen on our trip, a lethal combination.




Entry into Zion National Park is nothing short of breathtaking.  The rock forms are otherworldly and the colors are spectacular. From the east we entered the park through two tunnels, one of the requiring an escort for large RVs.    

A young mountain sheep was grazing along the road and we stopped to watch him as he meandered through a ravine.

Much to our dismay there were no campsite available in the park so we had to spend this first night in Springdale, just outside the park entrance in an tightly packed RV park but the ranger suggested we try the campground early in the morning that we would probably be able to find a site.
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