Anyone who has visited Zion National Park will tell you that it is a bit of heaven on earth. The name itself means “promised land.” After glancing through these pictures, it will be easy to understand why the park bears such a name, and why Zion National Park is one of the most visited of all the national parks within the United States.
Mt. Carmel Highway
Many visitors come to Zion in an RV rental to experience the majesty of the park via the Mt. Carmel Highway.
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Mt. Carmel Highway runs the entrance of Zion and is a part of Utah State Route 9. The road is an RV favorite, connecting Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks, all in one scenic loop of highway.
The Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel
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The Road that Links National Parks
The Roads in Zion
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A Heavenly View
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Even when the sun goes down, there is always something beautiful to be gazed upon in Zion National Park.
In Zion, There is a Hike for Everyone
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The Narrows in Zion National Park
Of all the beautiful hikes that Zion National Park offers, perhaps the most famous is the Narrows. This hike begins at the North Fork of the Virgin River. The Narrows were formed by the Virgin River cutting through the soft sandstone that is prominent on this part of the Colorado Plateau. National Geographic gave the Narrows the #5 spot on its list of “America’s Best 100 Adventures.”
Bring Your RV Rental to Zion
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