The third park that we visited in our National Parks tour was Zion National Park in Utah. This was actually a last minute decision and we had not originally planned on visiting. Literally - the day before we decided to go. Turns out out that it was right on the way to when we were driving back to Vegas from Antelope Canyon. Imagine my excitement! This is hands down my favorite national park that I have ever been to <3 <3. We only had about 3 hours or so but you can literally spend days here. Regardless, we made the best best use of our time!
The nice thing that Zion has to offer is that there is a really cute campground right in the middle of the park and shuttles that can take you from one trail head to another. Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. Also along the river, partly through deep chasms, is Zion Narrows wading hike. We hiked to the two bottom Emerald Pools and the view was majestic! If you are a fan of nature, hiking and camping, I definitely recommend this park! The best part is that it's only about a 3 hr drive from Vegas so if there are any cheap flights, be sure to take advantage of that!!!