TrainingHiking in Zion Canyon

FasterSkier FasterSkierOctober 11, 2006

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 “speed-hike” 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 “why just have one”) in Springdale, the little cozy town next to the park was a good ending to a long day.

Here are some photos:
















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