ZION NATL PARK 10/2/2014

ZION NATL PARK – This is one of Mrs. Q’s favorite. Awesome rock formations, a lot for you to do and see. zionnationalpark.com
A must see of the National Parks. How Zion Was Made – The beauty of Zion started forming two hundred million years ago during the Jurassic Period. The uprising of the Colorado Plateau was seen as the first of many events that shaped this amazing park. A shift in the earth’s crust caused the Colorado Plateau to rise, leaving below the Colorado River and the North Fork of the Virgin River. The combined effects of water and wind erosion on the plateau helped carve the Navajo Sandstone into what is now known as Zion.

Zion does have a bus service – check the times/stops it makes at the visitor center. It is included with the price of Park Entrance Fee.

TRAM RIDE: (included in our trip) – Kelly, our driver was excellent. He was knowledgeable about the Park and had a good sense of humor. Waited after the ride to answer any additional questions.

WILDCAT WILLIES Rest
. 897 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT (435) 772-0115, wildcatwillies.com A very cute local restaurant. Good food/drinks and excellent service. Had dinner there with the locals and reasonably price.

Switchback Grille and Trading Co
. – 1149 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT, (435) 772-3700, switchbackgrille.com Had breakfast here. Good, drinks.
Not many restaurants in this town.

Zion park Inn – 1215 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale, UT, (435) 772-3200
It is a Best Western hotel – so you get the usual stuff. Nice views depending on where your room is.
Nice clean place.

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