I suppose you could say my love affair with national parks began when I stepped into Zion, ending a twelve year drought since I'd first gone to the Grand Canyon. It was the beginning of a multi-park trip to three of Utah's most glorious wonders. My boyfriend at the time and I were encouraged to visit the state after seeing the inspiring Utah Mighty Five video my friend Rose had shown us. Zion rewarded us with epic views, even through the cloudy and rainy weather.

Quick Facts:

  • Visited: 2015
  • National Park founded: 1919
  • Location: Utah
  • Size: 146,597 acres

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Highlights & Hikes:


  • Angel's Landing Trail
  • The Narrows


  • Views from Angel's Landing
  • Zion Canyon Scenic Drive