The day after doing the “narrows” at Zion (you can read about that on our prior blog post), we decided to take it easy. While some are calling #50infive a vacation, for us it is simply living our lives on the road. The same mundane stuff has to be done… hair cuts, grocery shopping, going to the post office, etc… and that is just what we did in the morning.
Once our errands were complete, we made our way to an area of Zion called Kolab Canyons. The canyons are located at a separate entrance of the park and it is a 5 mile scenic drive – and scenic it was! The drive was really nice and relaxing. Definitely worth the extra trip to the other side of town!
Next, we checked in to our next hotel, the Canyon Ranch Motel. We found this place listed on some random blog several months ago – you have to call for reservations as they don’t have an online system. It was a really good deal for the area and very convenient to get in and out of Zion. Also, it was pretty cute!
There was still quite a bit of sunlight left in the day after we got settled in our room, so we made our way to Zion and drove through the one mile long tunnel that lead to the east side of the park. On our way back, we did the Canyon Overlook trail. It was a fairly steep, but short hike to an impressive overlook of the park. On our way to the trail, there was a group of 10 big horn sheep that were grazing on the other side of the road.
After we were finished with that short hike, we made our way out of the park and stopped at a few of the viewpoints and Becky was able to enjoy some nice views as well.
Then we were in serious need of some dinner! Yelp guided us to Oscar’s Cafe and we shared a burrito. What it lacked in flavor it made up for in density – it was huge! We also got to try another Utah brew – Wasatch Brewery’s “Last One In” lager. It’s a crisp and refreshing beer that was easy to drink and went nicely with the burrito. It was a great way to end another great day of exploring Zion.