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|ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH|
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|Zion National Park
- Southern Utah
The park is located in southwestern Utah in Washington, Iron, and Kane counties. It is located on the Markagunt and Kolob plateaus, at the intersection of three North American geographic provinces: the Colorado Plateaus, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert.
Utah's first national park with annual visitation of 2.61 million visitors a year. Most cars can park in Springdale which is on the edge of Zion Park and take a shuttle into the shops and scenic areas, which are free. The shuttles have operated daily from the beginning of April though the end of October since 2000. Personal vehicle access is only permitted from November to late March on the Scenic Drive except for Upper Lodge employees and guests.
The scenic route heading north from the main road has shuttle buses carting 3 million visitors a year. So, if you're going to pay to drive the 19 mile road, guess you might as well make a day of it and take a shuttle up.
The cost as of 2012 is $12 per head for motorcycles.
Photos inside Zion National Park
The beauty from Zion Park is outstanding no matter what part you're visiting.
Another shot from a highly traveled area of Zion.
Nearby Range of Mountains that can be seen while leaving.
Outside area of Zion Park
Zion National Park is FILLED with rich beauty
One visit to Zion in late April, who would've known. Our cruising roads were shut down and closed with snow before we could reach our destination.
So, what does a person do to enjoy Zion from the seat of a motorcycle? The real beauty of Zion is not only found on the main road as seen in the video below but in a scenic areas.
Video of driving through Zion National Park. As you can see, the road is heavily traveled so expect various delays, especially when entering the tunnel. This a nice drive but not the road for our 1 day trips.
Segments of Zion National Park 2 or 3 day Tour
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