Entry into Zion National Park UT
Trip Start Sep 20, 2010
39Trip End Oct 26, 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.
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.