Zion was the first National Park we visited in the amazing state of Utah. As soon as we entered the park, I was bewitched by their red-coloured asphalt– something that sounds quite odd when said out loud. All the roads within the Utah National Parks are of a characteristic sandstone-red, it is quite something!
We parked up and took the shuttle (unlike the one in other parts, the ones in Zion were not air conditioned, they were like little mobile ovens and we were the sausages), and all along the way, there were interesting looking sandstone formations, peaks and lush green cottonwood trees.
We got off the shuttle and made a little hike, the Zion Valley after a little rain looked gorgeous, the colour of sandstone looked extra vivid and trees extra green.
The next day we visited Zion through a different entrance. After a long hike in the midday sun (which, in hindsight was a little silly), one is rewarded with the sight of undulating sandstone ridges stretching to the horizon.