I've been travelling down the I-15 from Alberta to Las Vegas and LA since I was a girl. My parents loved to head south for vacation every winter and this was their favourite route. A couple of times we went to Phoenix and Tucson, but usually California was our destination. This is the same trip my husband and I made for our honeymoon some 35 years ago and one we still enjoy with our family.
Some things have changed along the way, including an increase in traffic, but we still have some favourite stops. One of these is Zion National Park. The breathtaking scenery is worth the extra time it takes to drive the various loops in the park. I like to visit after the end of October so we can take the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive in our own vehicle, but it seems this year many other people had the same idea. There are only 400 parking spaces available and they were filled by 10:00 am on Monday so the park rangers had to extend the tour bus service to November 22. Knowing this, we decided to drive the shorter Kolob Canyons loop.
|Views on a hazy morning|
|Budding photographer with photo watch|
|View of the valley|
|Informational signs help identify the various canyons and peaks|
The sandstone cliffs that range from cream to pink to red make this a beautiful place to stop, even if just to take a bit of a break from the highway. On this visit, we saw a couple who were just married. Looks like it's still a great location for a honeymoon trip.
|Congratulations to the happy couple!|