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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
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Owner description: A popular drive within Zion National Park.
Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Unbelievable scenery..You think that you have been transported to another planet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

My late husband and I visited this national park and we were in awe. We had planned to go to Bryce Canyon, but were told this was better. We stayed at a Best Western near the park and it was very nice. Be sure to bring your camera, a place to get outstanding pictures. So glad that we went.

Visited May 2013
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“Amazing, scenic vacation in USA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

I've been to Zion National Park 3 times since 2009, my first visit. Zion is amazing and for all levels of activity. You can either stay on the parks shuttles or go to the extremes of the top of Angels Landing. The Virgin River walk is exciting whether you go 100 yds or way past the fork. ***Zion's Canyon Scenic Drive*** is glorious and changes at different times of the day. The road is paved a color to match the landscape. You can see small slot canyons from the road, and an array of colors in rocks, mountains and plant life. Park your vehicle if you get a chance and walk around. Drive through and back to see both directions-don't want to miss the different views. You could drive through in an hour but recommend you stay much longer.

Visited September 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Wonderful scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Yes you do read and look at the reviews and scenery , but nothing prepares you for the stunning majesty of the ravines , rocks , colours and the contrast of the vegetation. Make sure you do the trip at both ends of the day because the colours change dramatically.

Visited August 2013
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Stuart, Florida
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“Amazing vistas, rock formations, and wildlife”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

This review only covers the Southwest area of the park. We visited 1/13--off-season enough that we were seemingly alone on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive (ZCSD) from 3 pm 'til shortly after 6 pm. The fields and streams are starkly juxtaposed by the towering mountain formations bathed in the bright sunlight from behind us making every turn a phenomenal photo op. We returned driving south at dusk as numerous deer appeared in the fields to feed. The full moon rose in the cloudless sky across the road on our way back to the Visitors Entrance and "downtown" Springdale where we enjoyed a delightful night and amazing breakfast at the Historic Pioneer Lodge. NOTE: Spring through Fall ZCSD is open to shuttle buses only beyond Canyon Junction.
Over the next 4 days, we visited Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonland, and Arches National Parks. Zion was our No. 1 park. A real must-see.

Visited January 2014
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“Great vistas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Drive the full trail, there are many outlook points atwhich to stop and take pictures. We drove through before deciding which trails to hike...

Visited January 2014
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