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Zion National Park
On your way back to Vegas north of the Grand Canyon via Utah
it is recommended to spend a few days in the beautiful Zion National Park. Even compared to the australian national parks Zion is definetly one of the nicest parks I have ever visited! - Springdale is the place to stay and to explore the park! Unusual for the United States: You do not neccessarily need a car here!
The pictures in this gallery show the Zion Park from west to east.
pictures taken in
spring 2007
Fährt man von Page nördlich des Grand Canyons durch den Bundesstaat Utah nach Las Vegas zurück, sollte man auf jeden Fall zwei bis drei Tage im prächtigen Zion Nationalpark verbringen. Die Übernachtung wählt man wegen der kürzeren Anfahrtswege sinnvollerweise westlich des Parks, z. B. in der idyllischen Ortschaft Springdale. Fast nicht vorstellbar: Man kann den größten Teil der Attraktionen ohne eigenes Fahrzeug erkunden. In der Hochsaison verkehren nämlich regelmäßig kleine Shuttlebusse, die die Touristen zu den wichtigsten Sehenswüdigkeiten transportieren. Die Diashow zeigt den Park von West nach Ost.
town centre of Springdale
Springdale - a pleasant little village, perfect to stay two or three days
petrol station at Springdale
park gate
the west park entrance
area of Zion visitor information
Zion visitor information
the Zion shuttle bus service
free shuttle bus service every 6 to 10 minutes!
Parus Trail
Parus Trail - one of the easier walking trails
flowering cactus
Zion shuttle at scenic drive
begin of scenic drive
bridge crossing the Virgin river
at "The Grotto"
people relaxing at Emerald Pool
upper Emerald Pools
Cafè at the Zion Lodge
at Zion Lodge
walking track along the river
walk at
"Temple of Sinawava"
great rock arch at soft sunlight
the Great Arch
(The hiking trail to the top of the arch is highly recommended!)
winding road up to the tunnel
view from Great Arch
The road leads through a long tunnel after the climb.
Behind the tunnel landscape changes to those spectacular rock formations.
rock formation at Zion
spectacular drive
little tunnel
squirly rock
road close to the east park gate
(You will pass through this area first when doing the anti- clockwise-circle around the Grand Canyon.)
more rocks
at the drive to Kolob Reservoir (Kolob Terrace Road) -
another part of the Zion National Park
icy lake, snow
elevation of Kolob Reservoir:
2475 m = 8118 feet
lookout at end of Kolob Canyons scenic drive
third part of Zion:
Kolob Canyons scenic drive starts near exit 40 of I-15
road at Kolob Canyons
Kolob Canyons is worth a visit if you already paid the entrance fee of US$25.
More pictures about Utah and the beautiful National Parks are found here:


This site was published in Mai 2007.

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