Zion Day Trip from Las Vegas

Zion Day Trip from Las Vegas
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$259
Duration: 11 hours
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Description

“The sanctuary” is what immediately came to the minds of Mormon settlers when discovering this piece of paradise in the mid-1800’s, aptly naming it “Zion”. This truly unparalleled accumulation of steep sandstone cliffs, serene meadows, canyon narrows, weeping rocks and waterfalls now is yours to explore and happens to be only a short road trip away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Even the drive to this refuge for flora, fauna and people alike is nothing short of spectacular.

Crossing the Mojave desert northward you will journey right through Nevada’s turbulent history – past Native lands, old mining towns and massive mountain ranges loaded with gemstones, gold and silver. Steadily gaining elevation, you will approach the vast Colorado Plateau. Like a sentinel of stone, the Virgin River Gorge seems to guard the entrance way to Utah’s most stunning scenery. This is the region Hollywood chose to film its most famous western movies as well as countless car commercials.

But the best is yet to come as you enter the national park through a maze of mesas and slot canyons, winding your way down to the historic Mount Carmel Tunnel, an engineering feat of the 1920’s to create the “Grand Circle” connecting Zion with Bryce and the Grand Canyon. Small windows in the tunnel wall already give you a glimpse of the monumental grandeur that awaits you, but only on the other side does Zion Canyon fully presents itself with all its natural beauty.

After an invigorating lunch right in the heart of this magnificent valley you are ready to follow in the footsteps of its early inhabitants and explore the many trails, viewpoints and scenic sights surrounding you. From hiking up to emerald colored pools, letting 2,000 year old spring water sprinkle upon you to playing on the Virgin River beaches – Zion National Park is yours to discover!

“The sanctuary” is what immediately came to the minds of Mormon settlers when discovering this piece of paradise in the mid-1800’s, aptly naming it “Zion”. This truly unparalleled accumulation of steep sandstone cliffs, serene meadows, canyon narrows, weeping rocks and waterfalls now is yours to explore and happens to be only a short road trip away from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Even the drive to this refuge for flora, fauna and people alike is nothing short of spectacular.