Leaving Las Vegas

Heading to Zion National Park

Continuing northeast on Interstate 15 for about 90 minutes, we cross into the tip of Arizona after passing through Mesquite, NV.

The landscape changes.

Thirty minutes later we enter Utah.

There is no denying that we are in Utah. Just look at the spectacular rock formations.

We exit the 15 onto State Highway 9 in Hurricane, Utah. Following the 9, we pass through La Verkin and Virgin and arrive Springdale, the gateway into the southern entrance of Zion.

We arrive at Zion Canyon Campground 3:30 Mountain Time.

What a gorgeous setting! And we are only a half mile away from the entrance to Zion NP.

After setting up “camp” we drive into the Park and end up on the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway that leads to the mile long tunnel to Bryce Canyon. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is closed to all vehicles except for the Shuttle that runs from the Visitor Center to the Temple of Sinawava making 8 stops along the way.

We reach the tunnel and turn around, deciding to drive through it another day and maybe hike the Canyon Overlook Trail on the other side of the tunnel.

On our way back we stop at a turn-out and take some awesome pictures:

When we return to the RV, I relax with a glass of wine (okay, you got me… a mug and a bottle…) and watch the sunset bounce off the rocks beside us. Another perfect day in RV Land…

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