Here are some of my favorite shots from that visit..we stayed in Cedar City Utah about 35 miles from the crowds in a fab room at the Best Western Town & Country which had been only days before remodeled..what an awesome room we had!!! BIG fluffy Beautyrest mattresses...with 4 big soft pillows on each bed..omg we were spoiled...the hot tub was nice the pool was cool, we give it a 5 even tho its listed as a 2 star hotel.
The first day we drove the Kolob Canyon
and then down to the Carmel Highway...now that was some drive...narrow steep roads with few turn outs..but what views!! We hiked the Timber Creek Overlook trail off Kolob Canyon Drive...it was an easy hike about a mile round trip and we had a picnic--with a friend.
Some of the formations are so colorful this area reminds me of the Wave which I didnt get to see last yr..over near Page, AZ Still on the Bucket List.
Then on Sunday we did the Bus Ride which is the only way to get on the Zion Scenic Road after April 1.. till Oct. So we hopped on the bus with everyone else!!
Marks the parking and entrance to the Riverside Trail to the narrows but the Narrows was so full of swift water they closed it to hiking!! Normally you can hike in the water the Narrow part of the canyon, but not this time.
The following photos are shots of the Virgin River as it tumbles thru Zion Canyon, and the Narrows part of the canyon.
Sis and me on the Trail
On the Riverwalk Trail you pass the Hanging Gardens, so very beautiful
We got as close as we could but I imagine it will be about 2 weeks before the water returns to normal levels---