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I'm Caroline! Based in Dublin, Ireland and on a mission to travel as much as possible on a small budget before real life starts. 

Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park, Utah

Sitting in a coffee shop while it pours outside in Dublin, I’ve decided to finally cover my incredible (and warm) trip through some of Utah’s national parks. 

We left Las Vegas early in the morning in order to reach Zion early in the morning to secure a camping spot. However, once we got there at about 10am, we found ourselves in a slow moving and long line to secure a spot at the campground where it is first come first serve (Watchman Campground). Instead of waiting for a camping spot our entire day we’ve allowed for Zion, we decided to set up camp just east of the park at Zion Park RV, where they also have a good chunk of tent camping spots. It was fine, with relatively clean bathrooms and such, it’s just a bit of a drive from the main spots south of the park. 

If I go back I’d rather reserve a spot at the other campground at Zion which you can reserve, but we had planned our trip too late for this. And those spots fill up quickly. I’d go back to Zion Park RV if necessary. 

In Zion, we drove through the whole park, where there are many turn out spots to view different areas in the park. Near the visitor center was a zoo, and we were trying to not be near literally every person there, so we decided to avoid the main sights and hike the East Rim Trail. Although I’d like to go back and do Angels Landing and see the main sights, I really enjoyed our time at the east rim trail. It wasn’t too strenuous, and we had been tired from the long drive and getting up early that day.

Watchman's Trail

Picture from a turn out inside Zion. 

After that hike, we decided to go further into the park and do the Watchman Trail, which was less scenic but still so so beautiful.

 

Check out some sweet pics I took at Zion, mainly of the east rim trail. 

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Hiking Half Dome, Yosemite, California

Hiking Half Dome, Yosemite, California