Zion National Park can be a pretty busy place with all the hikers doing Angel’s Landing and the Narrows and all the photographers lined up on the bridge.
Plus, we made a critical mistake. Because we had been there before, we didn’t do as much research as we usually do. We just booked a week at the RV park.
It turned out that the week we chose was spring break!!!! Noooooo!!! All the people! It was outrageous.
We couldn’t even get to the narrows because there was no where to park and it was a week before the shuttle bus started.
Seriously, spring break and there’s no shuttle bus? Who planned this?
Now we know and we’ll never go there again during spring break, that’s for sure.
We decided to find a quieter part of the park to enjoy, so we went on a drive to check out some of the other park entrances. The first was Kolob Canyons.
Kolob Canyons is located on the north western corner of the park, but to get there you have to drive out of the park, back to interstate 15, and re-enter the park at the Kolob Canyon entrance. You will enjoy many scenic vistas along the five mile drive on Kolob Canyons Road, like this one:
I made this photo right on the side of the road. I used a small aperture of f/25 to create a large depth of field so I could get both the flowers in the foreground (Japonica, I think?) and the mountains in focus.
Next up on the blog, I’ll show you another quiet spot in the park, Kolob Terrace.