Articles Tagged ‘Zion’

6 Things to Do in Zion that Don’t Involve Hiking

6 Things to Do in Zion that Don’t Involve Hiking May 31, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Of course, Zion National Park is really all about seeing the sights. Most people see those sights via hiking. But sometimes you just don’t wanna move that much, or members of your party can’t really hike, or other activitiessimply  appeal more. Luckily, Zion is located in a place that allows...

10 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park

10 Reasons to Visit Zion National Park May 19, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Called a gem of the National Park system, Zion is a jaw-dropping paradise of towering red rock walls, tumbling waterfalls, hikes from gentle riverside strolls to multi-day backcountry excursions, and the surprising yet very welcome little town of Springdale nestled right by the park’s southern...

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day April 22, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Perfect timing…entrance to all national parks, like Zion, is FREE today! (And through Easter Sunday). What a great way to celebrate Earth Day. Go on, get out there! image: PurpleTulips/Flickr

Save the Date: National Park Week is April 16-24

Save the Date: National Park Week is April 16-24 April 8, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
National Park Week is April 16-24. In celebration of this, entrance to all national parks is FREE that week! So, if the government hasn’t shut down in the meantime, plan to visit your local national park or subsidiary (monuments, etc.) and get a load of all that gorgeous nature for free. Don’t...

Hike of the Week — Angels Landing

Hike of the Week — Angels Landing April 1, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This is considered a pinnacle hike, in many ways. Zion National Park‘s famous schlepp up to where even some angels might fear to tread (it’s pretty high up there, folks) is a must-do for many visitors to this uber-popular park. It’s called Angels Landing because, supposedly, in 1916...

Playing Safe & Smart in Utah’s National Parks

Playing Safe & Smart in Utah’s National Parks March 18, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s another dramatic, tragic headline: two brothers go camping and climbing in Canyonlands National Park for about a week. Two days in, there’s an accident and one brother falls while rappelling from a high cliff ledge. He dies at some point while the other brother, trapped on the ledge,...

Zion Climbing Routes Close to Protect Peregrine Nests

Zion Climbing Routes Close to Protect Peregrine Nests February 16, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Attention, climbers: Starting March 1, several popular rock climbing routes in Zion National Park will temporarily close to protect peregrine falcon nesting sites, the park service said in a press release. The routes include Angels Landing, Cable Mountain, and more. See the press release for exact routes...

Hike of the Week — Sand Bench Trail

Hike of the Week — Sand Bench Trail February 11, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you want to ride a horse in Zion National Park, the 3.5 mile Sand Bench Trail is the one you and your trusty equine charge will follow. But if you’re seeking a good old foot hike and prefer not to share with said large lovely beasties, winter is a great time of year on the Sand Bench. The unshaded...

2011 Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence Announced

2011 Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence Announced February 10, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Zion National Park has a long history of promoting the arts. Extolled in paintings, words, photographs, sculptures, and more, the Zion Canyon welcomes artists. Continuing that long tradition, Zion yesterday announced its 2011 Artist-in-Residence, sculptor David Purcell. Mr. Purcell will offer a lecture...

Zion’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Zion’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day February 7, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Zion National Park is known for its hard-hitting outdoor activities and scenic hiking trails. But Zion has Valentine’s Day charm too, folks! Especially for you outdoorsy types. If you’re seeking a romantic place for dinner, there are some cozy little spots. In the Park and in neighboring...