Fort Zion

Fort Zion is a gift shop located along the highway that leads into Zion National Park from the west. You won't have a hard time finding Fort Zion as it looks like a huge fort with several old facades in front. Its address is technically 1000 W on Hwy 9, in…

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Read more about the article The Grotto Trail in Zion
We give this trail a Thumbs up! It was easy, fun, and beautiful!

The Grotto Trail in Zion

Grotto Trail in Zion National Park is perfect for a picnic and afternoon walk. This trail is short, flat, and beautiful.   The best way to hike this half-mile trail is to start at The Grotto (shuttle stop 6) for lunch. There are plenty of tables and there are restrooms nearby.…

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St. George Tabernacle

We like to visit old LDS Church sites and there are 5 near St. George that we visited on our recent trip to Zion (Pipe Springs National Monument, Brigham Young's Winter Home, Jacob Hamblin's Home, and the St. George Temple Visitor's Center).   We enjoyed visiting the Tabernacle in St. George…

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Taylor Creek Trail in Zion (Kolob section)

Taylor Creek Trail is a family friendly hike in the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park. Many people don't make it to this smaller, less-visited section of the park because there are no roads that connect it to Zion Canyon or Kolob Terrace Road, which are the other two sections of…

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Read more about the article St. George Temple Visitor’s Center
This is the temple with the taller tower. You can look at it through the Visitor's Center windows.

St. George Temple Visitor’s Center

We stopped at the St. George Temple Visitor's Center on a recent trip to St. George. Our boys were really excited to hear about one particular item that they'd learned about at Brigham Young's Winter Home-- the cannon.   How was a cannon used in the construction of the St. George…

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Read more about the article Zion National Park: Kolob Canyons
We think Kolob Canyons is a beautiful part of Zion National Park! This panorama was taken at the top of the drive.

Zion National Park: Kolob Canyons

Zion National Park has three areas: the main canyon called Zion Canyon, a back country area called Kolob Terrace, and smaller area called Kolob Canyons. The Kolob area is the easiest to access because it has its own exit just north of St George on the I-15. We also think it may…

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