For more camp info see: Rollerskiing In The Red Cliffs
Zion Canyon is a great part of the Zion national park, roughly 1 hour drive North East from St. George. There are a number of both short and long spectacular mountian, cliff and incredible narrow canyon hikes with beautiful colors and stunning views, well worth a visit.
Day one at the camp:
We had timed it just right and were able to catch the Zion Canyon Imax movie Zion Canyon — Treasure of the Gods (located next to the main Park entrance) which started 5 minutes after we arrived for our first evening in Southern Utah.
The first day included driving 5 hours from Park City to St. George, then rollerskiing in the Red Cliffs before driving to Zion Canyon, watching the 45-minute long Imax movie on a six-story big screen — with low flying-scenes through narrow canyons, battles between the Spaniards and Indians, incredible climbing scenes and much more – very much worth seeing (shouldn’t I get paid for this type of advertising?), taking the parkbus to the base of Angels Landing and then â€œspeed-hikeâ€ to the top/view point and down again before it was complete dark ( roughly 6:45 to 8:15 PM)
For more on Zion National Park/Zion Canyon visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_National_Park
At this time of year you pretty much have the trails to yourself, but we ran into a few Dutch and German tourists.
8:45 PM: Pasta dinner (we passed on Polygamy Porter with the catchy slogan â€œwhy just have oneâ€) in Springdale, the little cozy town next to the park was a good ending to a long day.
Here are some photos: