We have spent the last two days exploring Zion National Park Canyon. Yesterday we rode the shuttle on our own and got off to explore several stops.
We don’t walk very far but there were a couple of hikes that were only about a half mile round trip that we were able to do. One of these was at the Court of the Patriarchs.
I took so many pictures I am really having trouble deciding which ones to put in the blog. If you have not been here, you definitely need to visit this park.
Another hike that we were able to do was to Weeping Rock and the Hanging Gardens. This late in the year there really aren’t too many plants in bloom but I found a couple of them.
This little girl was at Weeping Rock. You can’t really see, but there is a small stream of water by her feet and she was having so much fun playing in the water with rocks. I asked her Mom if it would be okay to take her picture because she just made everybody smile.
On Tuesday we took the Ride Along With a Ranger tour. We highly recommend this. It’s a two hour tour that stops at different areas than the regular shuttle and the Ranger explains the creation of the canyon as well as explains the relationship between plants, water, animals, and humans. Extremely interesting.
If you want to take this tour (which is free), be sure to sign up the day before because it fills up rapidly.
Now to explain the title of my blog post – our Ranger is the one who said that most National Parks like Zion, Bryce, the Grand Canyon, are all monuments to erosion. Erosion is how, over the million of years involved, we see all this great beauty around us.
Some people like a challenge.
Zion is incredibly beautiful and if you have never been here, please put it on your list to see.