One of our favorite trips from last year was when we went down to Zion in the fall because we loved being able to see the colorful fall leaves paired with the red rock backdrop. Since we haven’t had a chance to make it down to Zion this year yet, we decided to drive down for a quick day trip this past weekend. As you all probably know the crowds in Zion can be massive and crazy, so we chose to hike a less traveled trail to escape some of the people. We drove through the park and set off on the East Rim Trail for the afternoon which meandered through the canyon and took you around the huge ponderosa pine trees. If any of you are looking for a new hike to do and avoid the long lines of people we recommend checking this trail out!
We also drove to Kolob Road on the other side of the park, stopping at a few of the local tourist shops along the way. There are so many unique stores with some of the coolest stuff in these small shops and it can be a fun way to break up what you do during the day and escape the heat. While we were cruising along we passed a herd of Desert Big Horn Sheep right on the side of the road! It was such a cool experience to be so close to these animals and see them in their natural habitat. Even though this was a quick trip and we didn’t get to explore as much as we wanted to it was a fun get away and we were able to see stuff we had never seen before which always makes for a great time!
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Oh wow, the big horn sheep came so close!
They were so close!! It was so cool to be able to be right next to them! Thanks so much for reading and still following along on our adventures with us!
Well we are into road trips too but so far not close enough an encounter with wild life!
For sure – those are some lovely photos. Thanks for sharing
Thank you so much!!
Glad to see you got out and about to Zion last weekend. And seeing those big horns up-close is awesome. We have been wanting to see them since house sitting in Colorado. The colors of the trees look lovely right now, don’t they? Where do you guys live? Cedar City area? We are in Bryce Canyon NP right now for a couple of days and will do a quick visit to the Kolob area of Zion this weekend (from a friend’s house) and then hopefully see the main part of Zion on Monday. Very excited to be in Utah with our camper van and explore some of you amazing national parks in between house sits!!!
Yes it was so pretty this time of year for sure! I love fall because the scenery just explodes with color and adds a little extra to the already amazing views there are down there. We live further north than that but it’s an easy drive for us to head that way when we need to get away! Southern / eastern Utah are our “go-to” spots! 😃 having a camper van is definitely the way to do it! We would love one some day! Let us know how Kolob was when you went! When we were there it was a little windy but we loved being able to see areas of Zion without the massive crowds! Thanks so much for following along on our adventures with us!!
beautiful! still dying to visit Zion!
Thanks!! I hope you get a chance to go it really is so amazing!!
Great trail for staying away from the crowds.
Yes it was such a nice change being able to explore on our own a little without so many people all around us! Thanks for reading! 👍
I remember seeing a big horn on Theodore Roosevelt’s glasses at Mt. Rushmore! Still trying to find time to get out to Zion. Nice to share your pictures.
Thanks for reading Elizabeth! We loved being able to see the sheep up close! It was so cool!! Hope you get a chance to go to Zion you would love it, it really is amazing!!
Such a lovely post. 👍
Absolutely stunning photographs. The colours are so vivid!
Thanks!! It was so pretty for sure!
WOW!!! Looks like it was awesome!! We got to Zion one time on a road trip ( we don’t live very close ) and LOVED it. We did two of the more popular hikes. Would love to go back and do some of the less popular ones. 🙂
We love Zion!! It’s so gorgeous and seeing it in multiple seasons really is the best! My favorite would be in fall since it’s a little less busy and you get the pretty fall leaves everywhere! I hope you get a chance to go back!
I am sure we will get back at some point !!!
This looks like it was a great trip!
Great post – Zion is a really good place to visit, we camped there a couple of years ago and it had some beautiful hikes 🙂
I was thinking about planning a trip here next summer. All of these pictures just confirmed that I want to go! Thank you for sharing.
I have never been here but I would love to go!
I like to see others truly experience life with “experiences” rather than waste away into a 9-5 life. Can’t take it with you.
That last picture on the bottom is so cool.
Oh thanks so much!
This looks like it was the most amazing experience for you.