Zion had me smiling from ear to ear. It’s the most commercial of the UT parks, by far the busiest + yet for me, a favorite of the three Utah National Parks we visited. I enjoyed the hikes in Zion more than the other parks, Angel’s Landing especially. Don’t get me wrong, all the parks are wonderful + worth seeing, but I think I just really loved seeing some green + blue bits in the landscape again. It had my heart swooning.
We stayed at the campsite + woke up early the next morning to hike Angels Landing. I’m 100% not a morning person, but this is one of those early bird gets the worm scenarios. It gets really crowded later in the day + pretty sunny. A good amount of the trail is open to the elements + depending on the time of year it’s something to consider when planning your hike. The last 1/2 mile of the hike is lined with metal poles + chains to hold onto as you climb up + this is where it gets tricky if there are too many people. It’s very narrow with people climbing both up + down, needless to say the less the crowd the better!
After defeating Angel’s Landing, we opted for some grub + found ourselves at Zion Brewery. A good choice! They had a solid beer selection + burgers that totally hit the spot after an eventful morning.
This park was something special + one that I already can’t wait to go back + explore more.