"EVERY TURN OF THE ROAD, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, WOW" Zion National Park by travelgourmet

Zion National Park Travel Guide: 600 reviews and 1,368 photos

Nature's Playground

One of the neat ways to enter Zion is via the Zion-Mt. Carmel Hwy. I drove from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion. A great drive all on its own and it only takes about 1 1/2 hours maximum. The tunnel drive is one of the great views as you drive from darkness in the tunnel to the bright view of the towering cliffs and green trees. You have arrived. Zion, heaven on earth.

The early settlers were the Native American Anasazi, who built their homes in the cliffs and then the Native American Paiute moved into the canyon. The Native American name for the area is called Mukuntuweap. The Mormon pioneer settlers who were roaming Utah came to the area and thought it to be heaven, so Zion it was called by them. For all of us it is a wonderous place to walk the narrow canyons, view the magnificent mountains and cliffs and get in tune with nature.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nature at its finest
  • Cons:lots of walking but still worth it.
  • In a nutshell:Heaven on Earth
  • Intro Written Sep 19, 2011
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