Knowing well in advance that after 4-days in Vegas, our souls would be in desperate need of peace and relaxation, we deliberately placed Zion as the final leg of an epic road trip.
An easy 3-hour drive north of Vegas brought us to Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah where Zion Canyon and its deep, reddish, and tan-colored Navajo Sandstones awed us from the start.
It's hard to believe that Zion—the Promise Land—was once a great desert basin. Thanks to mother nature, this landscape has transformed over the past million of years into one of the world's most amazing places. Even today, its landscape is continuously transforming—some believe, it will one day return to its original sand dunes.
If you love the outdoors, Zion will not disappoint. You can hike deep in the backcountry or organize day hikes while you stay at one of the many comfortable lodges. We opted for a challenge and hiked the backcountry by starting from Angel's Landing and hiking our way to West Rim for a "fun" ascending climb.
Next destination Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Patagonia in November & December.
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