I worried the most about that day. Zion is the most visited park in the region. They even had record number during Labor day. Oh, and you cannot drive through Zion Canyon Road by yourself during the season 🙁
Oh, I worried before that day. Initially I planned Observation Point but then switched to Angels’ Landing hike because it was shorter.
We started from Bryce Canyon somewhere before 12 pm. And initially I wanted to be in Zion after 4 PM. We drove State Route 14, and I was glad to see yellow fall colors.
And the arches! Custom human-made arches
I was happy to return to the big world when we enter Highway 15. Autos, highway, and Starbucks! Oh, I never though I will be so glad to see chain coffee shop before.
It was alway 2 PM when we enter Kolob Canyon region of Zion National Park. This remote (from all the main route) part is not worse than well-known area.
I still cannot believe Eugene decided that we need to go on the longer hike. I even cannot say what was his reason. We just sat on the bus, and exit on the stop for Observation hike. It was somewhere near 4 PM (a bit earlier), but it was hot. It made hike even more extreme. I never thought I would feel on the edge so many times
The hike was worse it! We even saw goats!
And the views. You should expect that all hike goes on the edge of the canyon ask the way to the top, so the views are awesome!
And on the point, I wasn’t able to stop making photos!
Canyon Overlook Hike
On the next day, we returned to the park. Not that early as I wanted but Canyon Overlook trail.
The trail is mentioned as the good hike to start and understand what park is and to evaluate your ability to hike to the Angels’ Landing or Overlook
And it’s very pleasant and felt easy for me
Though not a part of the park, the place is very interesting.
Petting Zoo and museum-like store with a lot of amazing spots to take a photo