Q:

Help Me Plan My Southwestern Road Trip: Zion National Park

My buddies and I want to take a car-camping spring road trip through the Southwest, beginning and ending in Las Vegas. What do you recommend?

Apr 23, 2012
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Angel's Landing

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A:

Day 2
With so much to see and do in Zion, you're not driving anywhere today. There are too many options to list here, but my suggestion would be to make the five-mile out-and-back hike up to Angel's Landing, a 1,500-foot rock formation that juts out above the canyon. The switchbacking trail near the end is slow going, but it's worth it for the bird's-eye view from the summit.

Day 1: Vegas to Zion
Day 2: Zion National Park
Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park
Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park
Day 5: Fishlake National Forest
Day 6: Cedar Breaks National Monument

Filed To: Adventure Adviser

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