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Everything you need for your next UTAH/ ARIZONA ROADTRIP!
We recommend planning your trip to run through the week as much as you can rather than through the weekend, to avoid as much traffic as possible (both on the road and your destination).
Buy an “Annual National Parks Pass.” This isSUPER important as you were in and out of a lot of national parks that cost money to get in! The annual pass is $80 and 1000% worth it! We did not do this and REALLY regret it! We paid to get into every park and probably spent twice as much. (Each park cost about $25-$35 each to get in)Trip Itinerary: From San Clemente California
There are a few options in Zion that are super nice.
Below are both hotel and camping options:
1.Zion Canyon Campground (where we stayed) Phone #: 1 (435) 772-3237
Address: 479 Zion Park Blvd. Springdale, UT
2. Watchman’s Campground Phone #: (877) 444-6777 Address: UT-9, Springdale, UT 84767
1. Zion National Park Lodge Phone #: (435) 772-7700
Address:1 Zion lodge, Springdale, UT 84767
This place was beautiful and in the hub of Zion National Park. It was stunning and very nice. They have cute hotel cabins you can stay in and not far from The Narrows so you don’t need to worry about parking etc.
2. La Quinta Phone #: (435) 627-5280
Address:792 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767
This hotel is super clean and REALLY nice. It is backed up to the canyon and has beautiful views. The pool is great and very family friendly!
3. Quality Inn & Suites Montclair Phone #: (435) 772-0266
Address:1516 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767
We stayed in this hotel the last night because we miscalculated the amount of nights we were staying in Zion. This wasn’t as massive and crazy as the La Quinta BUT super nice and clean and perfect for what we needed. It was at the farthest end of Springdale, away from the Zion Park entrance. It was very clean and cute!
Earlier I mentioned that I would try and get to Zion before 5pm if you can. You’ll want to try and make this happen so you can go straight to The Narrows after you are settled in etc. Best time to go is sometime between 5:30-6:30.
The road only lets a certain amount of cars to go all the way to The Narrows parking lot and if you go during the day you will NOT get a parking spot and will either have to walk or bike 7 miles to get to the narrows. (You can rent electric bikes if you want)
Most people are leaving between 5:30-6:30 so you have a better chance of being let in to get a parking spot. The sun doesn’t set till about 9:30pm in June so you have plenty of time if you go around this time.
The Narrows is absolutely STUNNINGand probably the coolest thing I’ve ever done! You are basically walking through Zion’s Canyon Walls through a river and its just breathtaking
We LOVED this trail! Its about a 3 miles round-trip hike that takes you to some incredible views. It wasn’t easy as its pretty inclined the whole time but absolutely worth it. We did it late afternoon and wouldn’t recommend going any earlier than 5/5:30 as its so hot with little shade.
Where to eat:
This is the tour information: Bryce Canyon Trail Rides (we rode with tour guide “Kitty”) (435) 679- 8665 $65 each Once you are done with your ride, be sure you walk the trail that lets you overlook Bryce Canyon… the views are incredible!
*Note: If you are looking to walk along the “Sky Rim” at the Grand Canyon, that is on the opposite side of where you would be right now (closer to the Las Vegas side).
Where to stay:
What to do:Devil’s Bridge
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