Friday, 3 October 2014

Zion National Park

Zion - Mount Carmel Highway, Utah

Zion National Park is located in the south west corner of Utah.  You can get there from the west by taking Utah Route 9 from I-15 at Washington, Utah.

Zion is relatively small National Park, however the scenery is beautiful and well worth the entry fee.   The park is known for it's hiking trails and is a favorite of rock climbers, if you're into that activity.  Zion is also one of the busiest national parks so in order to keep the traffic to a minimum, you'll need to take a shuttle that runs every 15 minutes to have access to much of the park.

For the motorcyclist, the gem of Zion National Park is the ride along Route 9 / Zion - Mt. Carmel Parkway heading east out of the park.  The first part is a winding, climbing road that leads to a tunnel that's carved into the mountain and is almost a mile long.  The tunnel has great visibility with stunning vies of the valley below.  Exiting the tunnel, the remaining route descends to Mt. Carmel and from there you have the option to head north to Bryce National Park or south into Arizona.

Zion National Park was well worth the visit and the ride.

Gerald Trees
Dream Your Ride

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