We drove most of the morning towards Zion and as we did we dropped in elevation from 8300 ft to 4300 ft...so the weather warmed up nicely!
As we approached the entrance of Zion the rocks all around us were gigantic...this time we looked UP instead of down into a canyon.
Zion National Park Utah
1.1 mile was the distance of the tunnel...going through solid rock!
Nick says it's his favorite!
We took a gamble with the campgrounds - did not book or reserve ahead.
There are only 2 in the park, and we entered one and asked the Ranger there if there might be a cancellation and Yes! she said ...for one night! "Oh we'll take it!"
|Hey Dave & Meg...Lookie Here! See They made it to Zion!|
The next morning early -Nick went to the other campground called South Campground and this one is a "first come - first serve" and he looked to see if there was any vacant or someone just leaving! This guy at the one site called out to Nick and said...this one here, the people just left! So Nick quickly filled out a card and put it on the wood post and YES! We have this site for another 2 nites! Great! So we are really pleased to be here...the weather is good, and we can ride our bikes. The Bus system is the only way to get around and so we do just that....walk to the Visitor's Center and get on the bus and it stops at every stop and we can hike and do whatever and then go on to the next stop and so forth!
Watchman Campground Zion National Park
See the campground layout!
We are planning to stay another nite at Zion...making it 5 days - before we head to Overton, Nevada where we have friends to visit! Hugs !