Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 4 - Zion National Park / Kolob Canyon

I finally got to sleep in this morning.  We got up about 7:30am and headed to the famous Bear Paw Cafe, in St. George for breakfast.  The importance of this good breakfast became obvious later in the day....

From St. George we went north to Snow Canyon State Park and then turned west so that Aaron could say he had been in Nevada.  From Nevada we drove back to St. George through the Virgin River Gorge section of Interstate 15 that cuts off the northwest corner of Arizona.

We continued past St. George on I-15 to the Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park.  Kolob Canyon is not accessible from the main part of Zion and, as a result, is much less crowded.  Here's a shot from the 5-mile scenic drive up Kolob Canyon.

And, another shot showing my new wheels.

At about 2pm we decided to skip lunch and take a hike.  (Now you know why breakfast was so important.)    We took the Taylor Creek Trail which was about 5 miles round trip.  Along the way we passed the Larsen cabin.

At the end of the trail we were treated to a great view of a double arch alcove cut into the rock by thousands of years of erosion.

And of course, a shot of Aaron.

Don't forget that you can click on a photo to see it larger and then click on it again to see the whole gallery of photos.

Tomorrow is a BIG day.  We're hiking to the top of Angel's Landing in Zion, one of the premier hiking destinations in all of America!

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