One of our favorite trips from last year was when we went down to Zion in the fall because we loved being able to see the colorful fall leaves paired with the red rock backdrop.  Since we haven’t had a chance to make it down to Zion this year yet, we decided to drive down for a quick day trip this past weekend. As you all probably know the crowds in Zion can be massive and crazy, so we chose to hike a less traveled trail to escape some of the people. We drove through the park and set off on the East Rim Trail for the afternoon which meandered through the canyon and took you around the huge ponderosa pine trees. If any of you are looking for a new hike to do and avoid the long lines of people we recommend checking this trail out!

We also drove to Kolob Road on the other side of the park, stopping at a few of the local tourist shops along the way. There are so many unique stores with some of the coolest stuff in these small shops and it can be a fun way to break up what you do during the day and escape the heat. While we were cruising along we passed a herd of Desert Big Horn Sheep right on the side of the road!  It was such a cool experience to be so close to these animals and see them in their natural habitat.  Even though this was a quick trip and we didn’t get to explore as much as we wanted to it was a fun get away and we were able to see stuff we had never seen before which always makes for a great time!