2-3 Days - Zion Bliss: Zion National Park-Utah
Zion in the Summer and Winter. Took a side trip to Bryce.
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Zion National Park
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Summer/Fall is the busiest. Winter is a different experience like a sweet escape with barely anyone there.
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Logistics Zion

In the Summer, you have to ride the shuttles (Springdale and Zion). It's hot, so bring lots of water when entering the park. However, each shuttle stop has a refilling station. 

In the Winter, you can drive into the park with your car because barely anyone is there! It does get cold, so bring appropriate clothing. It does snow so plan accordingly. 

When I went with my mom, it did not rain/snow at the moment (first week of January). 

Where to Sleep

Cable Mountain Lodge
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Literally right outside of the entrance to the park with great views of the mountains. Prices are significantly discounted in the Winter.
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Zion Wildflower Resort - Glamping Zion National Park
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Awesome glamping experience. Aesthetic and picturesque. Bonfire, shared BBQ area, pool. You will need to drive to a Springdale shuttle stop and transfer to Zion shuttle stop to enter the park (Summer Only)
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Let's Eat

In the Summer, we also went grocery and mostly bbq and cooked our meals since the amenities were more available and accessible. Plus, the weather was nice. 

Heck no, I'm not cooking. I'm on vacation.

Thai Sapa
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The owner is the hostess. Nicest and most hospitable lady ever. I wish I got her name.
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Oscar's Cafe
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Tex-Mex. Lots of options for all kinds of eaters.
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River Rock Roasting Company
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coffee, sandwiches and great views... what more can you ask for
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Favorite Hikes

with friends and my 62 yr old mother.

Emerald Pools
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easy but with some steep areas
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Temple of Sinawava
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Must See.
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summer vs winter

Play by Play

Day 1 - 

- Took the first flight into Vegas

- Ordered bagels from Einstein Bro's

- Drove 2.5 hours to Zion

- Told stories, listen to music/audiobooks 

- Check In 

* If you arrive before your check-in time, you can park at one of the shuttle stops and enter the park. 

** At the 1st Zion Shuttle Stop, there is a pub, gift store, information area

*** If you are up for it, you can do an easy hike like the Emerald Pools to get started right away,

Day 2- 

- Park opens at 7am

- Temple of Sinawava - The Narrows - MUST SEE. Could be 1-8hr trek. 

* If you have water shoes, bring them. You can walk as far into the water as you can. You can't swim because of the bacteria in the water. There is a store at the 1st Zion Shuttle Stop to rent gear if needed. 

** If you are with older adults and only went to sight-see and minimal hiking, we drove through Zion to BRYCE CANYON! 

- Back to hotel to relax at the pool/ jacuzzi 

Day 3- 

- Ate at River Rock Roasting Company

- Drove back to Vegas

- Enjoyed what Vegas has to offer 

-Took last flight home 

Cable Mountain Lodge
@ivanatravels
Literally right outside of the entrance to the park with great views of the mountains. Prices are significantly discounted in the Winter.
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Zion Wildflower Resort - Glamping Zion National Park
@ivanatravels
Awesome glamping experience. Aesthetic and picturesque. Bonfire, shared BBQ area, pool. You will need to drive to a Springdale shuttle stop and transfer to Zion shuttle stop to enter the park (Summer Only)
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2-3 Days - Zion Bliss: Zion National Park-Utah
Zion in the Summer and Winter. Took a side trip to Bryce.
10 Places • 1 Save • ago
Free
Zion National Park
@ivanatravels
Summer/Fall is the busiest. Winter is a different experience like a sweet escape with barely anyone there.
Add to
Details

Logistics Zion

In the Summer, you have to ride the shuttles (Springdale and Zion). It's hot, so bring lots of water when entering the park. However, each shuttle stop has a refilling station. 

In the Winter, you can drive into the park with your car because barely anyone is there! It does get cold, so bring appropriate clothing. It does snow so plan accordingly. 

When I went with my mom, it did not rain/snow at the moment (first week of January). 

Where to Sleep

Cable Mountain Lodge
@ivanatravels
Literally right outside of the entrance to the park with great views of the mountains. Prices are significantly discounted in the Winter.
Add to
Details
Zion Wildflower Resort - Glamping Zion National Park
@ivanatravels
Awesome glamping experience. Aesthetic and picturesque. Bonfire, shared BBQ area, pool. You will need to drive to a Springdale shuttle stop and transfer to Zion shuttle stop to enter the park (Summer Only)
Add to
Details

Let's Eat

In the Summer, we also went grocery and mostly bbq and cooked our meals since the amenities were more available and accessible. Plus, the weather was nice. 

Heck no, I'm not cooking. I'm on vacation.

Thai Sapa
@ivanatravels
The owner is the hostess. Nicest and most hospitable lady ever. I wish I got her name.
Add to
Details
Oscar's Cafe
@ivanatravels
Tex-Mex. Lots of options for all kinds of eaters.
Add to
Details
River Rock Roasting Company
@ivanatravels
coffee, sandwiches and great views... what more can you ask for
Add to
Details

Favorite Hikes

with friends and my 62 yr old mother.

Emerald Pools
@ivanatravels
easy but with some steep areas
Add to
Details
Temple of Sinawava
@ivanatravels
Must See.
Add to
Details

summer vs winter

Play by Play

Day 1 - 

- Took the first flight into Vegas

- Ordered bagels from Einstein Bro's

- Drove 2.5 hours to Zion

- Told stories, listen to music/audiobooks 

- Check In 

* If you arrive before your check-in time, you can park at one of the shuttle stops and enter the park. 

** At the 1st Zion Shuttle Stop, there is a pub, gift store, information area

*** If you are up for it, you can do an easy hike like the Emerald Pools to get started right away,

Day 2- 

- Park opens at 7am

- Temple of Sinawava - The Narrows - MUST SEE. Could be 1-8hr trek. 

* If you have water shoes, bring them. You can walk as far into the water as you can. You can't swim because of the bacteria in the water. There is a store at the 1st Zion Shuttle Stop to rent gear if needed. 

** If you are with older adults and only went to sight-see and minimal hiking, we drove through Zion to BRYCE CANYON! 

- Back to hotel to relax at the pool/ jacuzzi 

Day 3- 

- Ate at River Rock Roasting Company

- Drove back to Vegas

- Enjoyed what Vegas has to offer 

-Took last flight home 

Cable Mountain Lodge
@ivanatravels
Literally right outside of the entrance to the park with great views of the mountains. Prices are significantly discounted in the Winter.
Add to
Details
Zion Wildflower Resort - Glamping Zion National Park
@ivanatravels
Awesome glamping experience. Aesthetic and picturesque. Bonfire, shared BBQ area, pool. You will need to drive to a Springdale shuttle stop and transfer to Zion shuttle stop to enter the park (Summer Only)
Add to
Details

* * *
CURATED BY
My name is Ivana, born and raised in the Bay Area, CA. I'm passed budget travel but also not into luxury traveler either. I love travelling to the Philippines and side trips to different states Can't travel full time but can take handful of trips every year. Shop my travel guides with freebies. I enjoy some outdoor adventure, good food and drinks, and rest and relaxation is a must. Planning a trip may be stressful so in the wise words of my parents - take it easy <3
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