Bike ride down lower Zion Canyon this morning.

3:39 p.m. on June 3, 2019 (EDT)
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This morning I left my dorm here at the Zion Lodge where I am working this summer. I rode down to the small town of Springdale Utah on my bike.


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Temple of the Sun catching early morning rays of sun, late in the day it catches the last rays at sunset.


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The East Rim of Zion  Canyon, layers of ancient sand dunes that would rival the highest dunes of the Sahara.


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A native Mule  Deer doe, grazing along the road side.


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Looking back up the Zion Road, the smaller rounded peak on the right above the trees is Angels Landing.


IMG_7246.jpgThe three Patriarchs, named after saints of the first books of the bible by early Mormon settlers.


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A ruffed Tom Turkey plumps up to display for the females


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The Watchman and the Virgin River in lower Zion Canyon.


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The Beehive are the points in the white sandstone, named by early settlers. Utah is the Beehive state.


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View up the Par-ius bike/walk trail into Zion Canyon from near the Watchman walk-in campsites.


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The West Temple rises almost 4000 feet above the lower Zion Canyon.


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Towers and Temples of the Virgin. The West Temple on the left and the Altar of Sacrifice the red streaked point on the middle right.


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Balanced Rock, shadow shows where it is near the center of the image.


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Pizza & Noodle Cafe in an old church downtown Springdale, Utah just outside the southeast entrance to Zion NP.


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Waiting in line on a Monday to take the park shuttle back up the hill to the lodge and my dorm.

12:06 p.m. on June 4, 2019 (EDT)
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Pretty incredible place. Thanks.

4:23 p.m. on June 4, 2019 (EDT)
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So pretty there, but so many people during the summer months. I bet you know some secret spots to get away from them though. Thanks for sharing Gary!

6:22 p.m. on June 6, 2019 (EDT)
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Wait!  You have a bike and you're waiting for the shuttle to the lodge?  That doesn't sound like you, Gary...

11:08 p.m. on June 6, 2019 (EDT)
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i didnt feel like cycling up the hill

10:42 a.m. on June 7, 2019 (EDT)
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Thanks.  I was going to ask if it was possible to ride down and then ride back up on the shuttle. 

6:37 a.m. on June 8, 2019 (EDT)
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Yes, you can pack your bike onto the shuttles.

zion-canyon-shuttle-service.jpgAbove:  Note bike rack on front of Zion Shuttle.

I've always wanted to cycle in Zion but did not have room to transport my bike from LA.  Gary, I am green with envy...

Ed

1:41 p.m. on June 8, 2019 (EDT)
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Hey thanks for sharing 

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