I am slowly but surely getting caught up on my travel blog posts. The month of August just kicked my butt and I didn’t have time to sit down and blog at all. Now that the kids are back in school, I finally have some time during the week to sit down at my computer.
Yesterday I shared about our journey with Young Living and how my family and I are using their products in our home. Today, I’m jumping back in time to last summer when my husband and I took a two week road trip for our 20th anniversary and visited 4 national parks. I’ve already shared about the first one, Arches, and our unplanned detour to Willis Creek Narrows. Today, we’re headed to Zion National Park!
We spent the majority of our only full day in the park climbing to the top of Observation Point. You’ve probably heard about Angels Landing. Well, I heard that it was very strenuous and that you had to walk up the last part of the hike by holding onto a chain. That terrified me! So my husband suggested that we hike the Observation Point trail. Well, let me tell you something. I didn’t have to hold on to a chain, but I still walked up the side of a mountain in 90 degree heat and we ended up looking down at Angels Landing!
Looking down at Angels Landing
Observation Point sits at 2,148 feet in elevation and it took us about 2 1/2 – 3 hours to hike to the top. The views were breath-taking and oh so worth it though! We sat down and rested for about 20 minutes before making the trek back down, which was just as difficult because it was pretty steep and curvy.
After we made it back to the bottom, we caught a shuttle to our lodge and got cleaned up for dinner. After dinner, we decided to drive around and enjoy the views from the rest of the park.
We really enjoyed Zion National Park, but I would recommend not going in mid-July. It was so hot there! But the next stop on our road trip brought some much-needed cooler weather. We left Zion and drove north to Glacier National Park in Montana. Stay tuned for that adventure!