Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Top Rated Islands Globally

Photo Credit: Martin Fuhrmann/Pixabay

  • Andaman Islands (India)
  • Bali (Indonesia)
  • Milos (Greece)
  • Folegrandros (Greece)
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Island of Hawaii (aka: Big Island)
  • Koh Samul (Thailand)
  • Madeira (Spain)
  • Sicily (Italy)
  • St Vincent & Grenadines

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Michigans Wintery Escape

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Winter season in Michigan can start early October and last through April with local temperatures ranging from 46F/19F.

  • Cross Country Skiing (Paradise)
  • Dog Sledding (McMillian)
  • Fat Biking (Marquette County)
  • Hiking (Ludington)
  • Ice Caving (Hiawatha National Forest)
  • Skiing (Marquette Mountain)
  • Snowmobiling (Gaylord)
  • Tubing (Lansing)

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

  • Colorless, odorless and tasteless dangerous gas.
  • Produced when fuels: charcoal, gasoline, kerosene, natural gas, oil and wood.
  • Reduces our blood's ability to carry oxygen as necessary to breathe.

Why is Carbon Monoxide (CO) dangerous?

  • Our bodies replace the oxygen in the red blood cells with the dangerous gas of carbon monoxide.
  • Reduces our blood's ability to carry oxygen as necessary to breathe.

What causes are contributed Carbon Monoxide (CO)?

  • Any Unvented Space Heater
  • Auto Exhaust(s)
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Ceiling Mounted Heating Units
  • Clogged Chimney
  • Gas Log Burner
  • Gas or Fuel Burning Appliances
  • Idling Vehicles
  • Malfunctioning Coal, Gas, Oil or Wood Furnaces
  • Malfunctioning Gas Clothes Dryer
  • Malfunctioning Kitchen Cooking Appliances
  • Malfunctioning Water Heater
  • Pool or Spa Heaters
  • Tobacco Smoke
  • Wood Burning Fireplace

What are the Carbon Monoxide (CO) symptoms?

  • Blurry Vision
  • Chest Pain
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Nausea
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Seizures
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

A Carbon Monoxide Detector may minimize your exposure. The World Health Organization suggests indoor air level for CO be below an average of 9 parts per million (ppm) for any 8 hour period and below 25 parts per million (ppm) for any hour.

  • Approximately 30,000 people die annually worldwide due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Children and older persons are considered with greater risks.
  • If suspicious, of CO leave the area and seek fresh air immediately. Consult with a physician.
  • Heart and lung disease persons are considered vulnerable.
  • When traveling Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detector are not widely installed. A portable CO Detector costs anywhere between $19 - $119; prices tend to vary by battery life, display options, features, size and weight.

Portable Carbon Monoxide (CO) Tips

  • Battery Operated
  • Display Always On
  • Max Read Button 
  • Real Time Reading
  • Reputable Lab Testing

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

USA Most Popular National Parks

Acadia National Park Photo Credit: Pixabay

Acadia National Park (Maine)

  • 3 Lighthouses: Bass Harbor Head Light, Baker Island Light & Bear Island Light 
  • 10 Small Ponds
  • 14 Great Ponds
  • 26 Significant Mountains
  • 2,900 Acres is Isle au Haut
  • 30,200 Acres is Mount Desert Island
  • 47,000 Acres
  • 158 Miles of Hiking Trails
  • Activities: Bicycling, Canoeing, Fishing, Guided Boat Tours, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Rock Climbing & Sea Kayaking
  • Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival (September) is Popular Amongst Artists, Photographers, Researchers & Speakers
  • Approximately 4 Million Visits Annually
  • Backcountry Camping is Not Permitted
  • Bar Harbor Town with Restaurants & Shops
  • Blackwoods Campground (East Side) is Most Popular for Nearby Sites
  • Cadillac Mountain was Named after French Explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac (1658 - 1730)
  • Campground Costs Does Not include Park Entry
  • Campground Reservations Commence 3 Months in Advance
  • Dogs Permitted
  • Eastern Side of Mount Desert Island is 1 Way & Clockwise from Bar Harbor to Seal Harbor
  • Electric Bikes Not Permitted
  • Entrance Pass Required (Fee Varies by Entry Method)
  • Flying Mountain's Summit is 1,530 Feet
  • Glacier Granite Peaks
  • Home to the United States’ East Coast Highest Point (Cadillac Mountain)
  • January is the Coldest Month
  • Late June - Early October the Island Explorer Shuttle Bus is Available
  • Late Spring (May) - Early Autumn (Late September - Mid October) Campsites are Open with the Exception of Blackwoods
  • Low Tide Bar Island Sandbar is Foot Accessible
  • Mid Day is Prone to Vehicle Congestion (Best Before 8AM or After 5PM)
  • Mid May - Mid October Park Rangers Offer: Boat Cruises, Children's Programs, Evening Amphitheater Programs, Hikes & Walks
  • June - August Mild Air Temperatures
  • October Boasts Autumn Colors
  • October 7 - March 6 Summit of Cadillac is Where to Observe the First USA Sunrise
  • Offers 4 Campgrounds: Blackwoods (Mount Desert Island Eastside), New Schoodic Woods (Schoodic Peninsula), Remote Duck Harbor (Isle au Haut) & Seawall (Mount Desert Island Westside)
  • Otter Cliff is Popular for Climbing
  • Parking is Limited during the Summer 
  • Park Loop Road (27 Miles) Offers Scenic Viewpoints
  • Park Loop Road Closes on December 1
  • Picnic Tables Available
  • Rocky Beaches
  • Seawall Campground is Less Crowded (West Side)
  • Snowfall may Occur from October - May
  • Swim is at Echo Lake & Sand Beach
  • Vehicle Reservations Required for Cadillac Summit Road (Small Fee)
  • Wildlife: Bear, Moose, Seabirds, Seals & Whales
  • Winter Activities: Cross Country Skiing, Ice Fishing, Snowshoeing & Snowmobiling

                                                                                      Denali National Park Photo Credit:  Kerstin Kaufmann/Pixabay

Denali National Park (Alaska)

  • 4 Camping Areas
  • 5 Lodges at Kantishna
  • 10 Fish Species
  • 16% is Glacier Covered
  • 450+ Species of Flowering Plants
  • 600+ Earthquakes Occur Annually
  • 6,045,153 Acres
  • Alaska is Not a Budget Friendly Destination
  • Area Hotels Remain Closed until Mid May
  • Aurora (Northern Lights) tends to be Visible Early Spring, Fall & Winter
  • Bus Depot offers: Campsite Check In/Reservations, Coffee Stand, Information Desk & Small Gift Shop
  • Chartering Air Taxi Flight from/to Kantishna Airport (5Z5) is a Great Way to Get Around
  • Complimentary Backpacking Permit Required
  • Convenience Stores, Gift Shops, Hotels & Restaurants are within the Park
  • Daily Bus & Train Service to the Park from Anchorage & Fairbanks Ends Mid September 
  • Denali Mountain is North America's Tallest Peak (20,310 Feet)
  • Denali Park Road usually Closes at Mile 3 for Months
  • Estimated 70 Bears per 1,000 Square Miles (Northside)
  • Estimated 2,700 Black Bears (334 per 1,000 Square Mile)
  • Fairbanks offers a Higher Possibility of Seeing Aurora (Northern Lights)
  • Feeding any Animal is Strictly Forbidden
  • Formerly Known as Mount McKinley National Park
  • Highest Mountain in North America
  • High Altitude Fall Colors Start Early August & Spread down Mountainside Valley Mid September
  • Intense Tectonic Activity
  • Interiorly Located in Alaska
  • Kantishna Resorts has No Cell Service or TV's
  • Kantishna is Best Reached by Air Taxi via Purkeypile Airport (O1A)
  • Kantishna & Wonder Lake is a 6 Hour Bus Ride
  • Kahiltna Glacier is the Longest 
  • Landslides Occur
  • Long Hours of Darkness from Early Spring, Fall & Winter
  • Muldrow Glacier is the Largest
  • No Local Rental Facilities during the Winter
  • No Public Transportation beyond Summer Season
  • No Roads Extend to the Preserve Areas
  • Private Vehicles are Not Permitted beyond the Savage River Bridge
  • Riley Creek Campground is Complimentary from Mid September - Mid May
  • Riley Creek Campground is Open Rear Round
  • Spring Season is April 15 - May 19
  • Summers are Cool & Damp
  • Summer Season is May 20 - September 15
  • Whether 6 Weeks Before or After Summer Solstice (June 21) do Not Expect to See the Aurora 
  • Winter Activities: Bicycling, Cross Country Skiing, Dog Sledding & Snowshoeing
  • Winter Season is Considered Late September - Early May
  • Winter Visitor Center offers Loaner Ice Grippers & Snowshoes
  • Winterfest is Hosted Annually in February & Entrance Fees are Waived

                                                                                                 Glacier National Park Photo Credit: Eric Stone/Pixabay

Glacier National Park (Montana)

  • 1+ Million Land Acres
  • 25 Active Glaciers
  • 130 Named Lakes
  • 200 Waterfalls
  • 700+ Miles of Hiking Trails
  • 3.5+ Million Visitors Annually
  • Activities: Backpacking, Camping, Cycling, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking & Rock Climbing
  • Adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada)
  • Amtraks Empire Builder Stops Seasonally at East Glacier & Year Round at Essex & West Glacier  
  • Ancient Rock Mountain Formations
  • Apgar & St. Mary are Open Year Round
  • Bicycle Use on Going-to-the-Sun Road is 11AM - 4PM (June 15 - Labor Day)
  • Bird Woman Falls is the Tallest Waterfall (492 Feet) 
  • Borders Canada
  • Closest Airport is Kalispell, MT 
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service on Going-to-the-Sun Road (July 1 - Labor Day)
  • Considered "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem"
  • Distant to/from Major Cities
  • Dogs are Not Permitted on Trails
  • Established in 1910
  • Going-to-the-Sun Road Usually Closes 3rd Monday in October
  • Guided Tours Available
  • Hark's in West Glacier, MT
  • Hiking in June is Not Permitted Due to Avalanche Risk
  • June - August is Best for Hiking & Scenic Drives
  • Less Crowded in September & October
  • May - September is Crowded
  • Nearly 3 Million Visit Annually
  • Park Commute is 40 Minutes - 2 1/2 (Depending on Route)
  • Park Entry or Pass Required
  • Photogenic Hidden Lake
  • Popular Hiking Areas: Avalanche Lake, Grinnell Glacier & Highline Trail
  • Snowmobiling is Illegal
  • Tour Buses Available (Red Jammers)
  • Two Medicine Region has the Largest Waterfalls
  • Vehicle Registration Required
  • Winter Activities: Cross Country Skiing  
  • Winter Recreation is Limited

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Photo Credit: LaRae Thornton/Pixabay

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina & Tennessee)

  • 11 Waterfalls
  • 95% is Forested
  • 200+ Bird Species
  • 850 Miles of Trails & Unpaved Roads
  • 522,419 Acres
  • 14.1+ Million Visitors Annually
  • Annual Events: Festival of Christmas Past, Holiday Homecoming, Junior Ranger Day, Music of the Mountains Festival & Smokies Harvest Celebration Wildflower
  • Appalachian Trail Passes through the Park Center
  • Backcountry Camping & 10 Frontcountry Campgrounds
  • Bicycle Rentals Available (Cades Cove) 
  • America's Most Visited National Park
  • Barbecue Grills & Picnic Tables
  • Cades Cove Loop Road is Popular Amongst Bicyclist
  • Cades Cove Valley has Preserved Historical Buildings (Barns, Churches & Log Cabins)
  • Complimentary Park Entry
  • Dogs Permitted
  • Fishing is Permitted Year Round
  • Fishing Requirements & Restrictions Apply
  • Flash Flooding Occurs After Rainstorms
  • Highest Mountains: Clingmans DomeMount Guyot & Mount Le Conte 
  • Horseback Riding is Available Mid March - Late November (Limited Trails)
  • International Biosphere Reserve (1988)
  • June - July Dogwood, Redbud & Wildflowers are in Bloom
  • Lakeview Drive (North Shore of Fontana Lake) is a Scenic Road
  • Late May - Early June the Elkmont Area has Fireflies  
  • LeConte Lodge (Mt LeConte) is the Only Accommodations within the Park
  • LeConte Lodge (Mt LeConte) is Only Accessible by Hiking
  • No Entry Fee
  • Officially Dedicated (1940) by President Franklin D Roosevelt
  • Overnight Stays Require Permits
  • Parking Fee Applies ($5 Daily, $15 Weekly or $40 Annually)
  • Parking Tag Required for 15+ Minutes
  • Park used in Disney's Film TV Series: Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1950's)
  • Popular Nearby Attractions: Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, TN), Ober Gatlinburg (Gatlinburg, TN) & Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (Gatlinburg, TN)
  • RV & Tent Campers Welcome
  • September - October Autumn Colors
  • Several Historical Buildings
  • Sevier County, TN Embraces Tourists
  • Straddles the Border between North Carolina & Tennessee
  • Strong Winds Occur Year Round (Especially October - April) 
  • Tennessee's Cades Cove Requires 2 -3 Hours by Vehicle
  • Tornados & Wildfires Occur
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983)
  • Within 50 Yards of Wildlife is Prohibited

Grand Canyon National Park Photo Credit: Filio/Pixabay

Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)

  • 5 Climate Zones
  • 25 miles Desert View is Open Year Round (South Rim)
  • 30 Miles of the South Rim is Road Accessible
  • 1,217,262 Acres 
  • Advance Camping & Lodging Reservations Required
  • April & May Tends to be Cooler
  • March - December Access to Hermits Rest is Restricted to the Complimentary Shuttle (South Rim) 
  • Considered One of the Wonders of the World
  • Entrance Pass Required
  • Grand Canyon Village (South Rim) Visitor Services: Churches, Food, Fuel, Guided Walks, Hospital, Lodging, Souvenirs, Talks & Trail Access
  • Inner Cannon Explored by Backpackers, Hikers, Mule Riders or River Runners 
  • July - September Thunderstorms are Common
  • Keep You Gas Tank Full (Due to Distances)
  • Majority Visit the South Rim
  • Mather Point (South Rim) is a Popular Hikers Starting Point
  • Mule Rides Available (North Rim)
  • North Rim is Higher Elevation than the South Rim
  • North Rim is Open Mid May 15th - October 15th
  • North Rim is Secluded
  • October 16th - November 30th the North Rim is Day Hours Only
  • October & November Hiking Trails are Less Crowded
  • Private Canyon Flyovers via Helicopters or Small Planes are Booked from Grand Canyon National Park Airport (Tusayan, AZ), Las Vegas (NV) or Phoenix (AZ)
  • South Entrance Area has Popular Viewpoints
  • South Rim is Open All Year
  • South Rim is Prone to Crowds Spring Break & Summer Months
  • South Rim is Less Crowded November - February
  • South Rim Village to North Rim Village Requires 5 Hours via Vehicle
  • Summer Temperatures Can Reach 100°F
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1979)
  • Visitor Services are Closed or Limited after October 15

                                                                              Joshua Tree National Park Photo Credit: Brigitte Werner/Pixabay

Joshua Tree National Park (California)
  • 4 Visitor Centers
  • 7 Species of Rattlesnakes
  • 9 Campgrounds
  • Accessible Friendly Trails: Bajada Nature Trail, Cap Rock Nature Trail, Lower Keys View Overlook & Oasis of Mara Trail
  • Campground Available
  • Campsite Reservations Required
  • Desert Tortoises Usually Appear in Spring
  • Dogs Permitted
  • Keys View Road & Park Boulevard is Best Sightings of Joshua Trees
  • Mobile Phone Coverage is Limited
  • No Gas Stations, Hotels or Restaurants
  • No Park Entry Required
  • October - May is Busiest Season
  • Park Open 24/7 & 365 Days
  • Pets are Not Permitted on Hiking Trails
  • Prone to Flash Flooding & Winds
  • Spring & Fall are Coolest Temperature Months
  • Stargazing is Popular
  • Straddles Colorado Desert & Mojave Desert
  • Sunset Views are Popular from Cholla Cactus Garden, Indian Cove, Keys View & Quail Springs

Rocky Mountain National Park Photo Credit: Rudi Nockewel/Pixabay

Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

  • 4 Trout Species: Brook, Cutthroat, German Brown & Rainbow
  • 5 Regions: Alpine, Heart of the Park, Moose & Big Meadows, Waterfalls and Backcountry & Wilderness
  • 5 Visitor Centers
  • 60 Mountain Peaks
  • 100+ Designated Wilderness Camping Sites
  • 150 Lakes
  • 300+ Miles of Hiking Trails
  • 265,461 Acres of Federal Land & 253,059 Acres of U.S. Forest Service 
  • Bear Lake & Hidden Valley are Prone to Avalanches
  • Beaver Mountain Loop Popular for Horseback Riders
  • Between Towns of Estes Park (East) & Grand Lake (West)
  • Cashless Payment System
  • Entry Fee/Pass Required
  • Hiking is Restricted to Summertime for Safety
  • Horseback Riding is Permitted on Most Trails
  • Longs Peak their Tallest Mountain
  • March & April usually are Snowy in Colorado
  • Most Photographed is Dream Lake
  • Recreational Activities: Bouldering, Camping, Cross Country SkiingFishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountaineering & Rock Climbing,  
  • September - October Eagle, Falcon & Hawk Sights are Common
  • September - October Elk Bulging Season
  • Situated North Central of Colorado 
  • Trail Ridge Road is the Highest Paved (2,183 feet)
  • Wildfires Occur
  • Winter Camping is October - May
  • Winter Season is usually Late September/Early October to Late May/Early June

                                                   Yellowstone National Park Photo Credit: Klaus Stebani/Pixabay

Yellowstone National Park (Idaho, Montana & Wyoming)
  • 12 Campgrounds
  • 290 Waterfalls 
  • 300 Backcountry Campsites
  • 69000+ Species of Plants & Trees
  • 2,219,789 Acres
  • Activities: Bicycling, Boating, Guided Tour, Hiking, Horse Riding, Indigenous Cultural Events, Picnic, Ranger Program, & Wildlife Watching
  • At Your Own Risk Swimming
  • Autumn Color Season is October
  • Bison Herd are the Largest & Oldest in the USA
  • Boating Season is from Memorial Day Weekend - October
  • Bighorn Sheep, Bison, Elk & Wolf Sights are Best May - June
  • December - March Road Access is Snow Limiting
  • Due to Current Firehole Swim Area is Closed until Mid Summer
  • Eagle Peak is the Highest Peak (11,358 Feet)
  • Earthquakes Occur
  • Entire Park within the Jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming 
  • First National Park in the USA & in the World
  • Forest Fires occur Year Round
  • Hunting is Not Permitted
  • May - June is Wildflower Season
  • July is the Busiest Month Amongst Visitors
  • Migrating Wildlife is October
  • Mostly in Wyoming (98%)
  • Motorized Boats Only Permitted on Lewis & Yellowstone Lakes
  • NonMotorized Boats are Not Permitted on Beach Springs Lagoon, Eleanor Lake, Sylvan Lake & Twin Lakes
  • October Tends to Be Cooler Weather
  • Old Faithful Geyser is Popular
  • Only year round road is from the North Entrance (Gardiner, MT) through the park to Cooke City, MT via the Tower Junction
  • Operation Hours Vary Throughout the Year
  • Park Roads are Usually Closed from November - April
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (1978)
  • Vessel Length Not to Exceed 40 Feet
  • Watercraft are Required a Yellowstone National Park Aquatic Invasive Species Inspection & Boat Permit before Launch
  • Winter Activities: backcountry Camping, Skiing, Snow Coach, Snowmobiling & Snowshoe
  • World's Largest Intact Ecosystem

                                                                                Yosemite National Park Photo Credit: Maarten Brand/Pixabay

Yosemite National Park (California)
  • 2 National Historic Landmarks: Sierra Club's LeConte Memorial Lodge & Ahwahnee Hotel
  • 13 Campgrounds
  • 95% Designated Wilderness
  • 800+ Miles of Hiking Trails
  • 759,620 Acres 
  • Activities: Art, Backpacking, Birdwatching, Camping, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Interpretive Programs, Photography, Picnicking, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Stargazing & Water Activities
  • Ancient Giant Sequoia
  • April 13 - October 27 Reservations Required to Drive Into/Through the Park
  • Backpacking is Limited
  • Best Known Waterfalls
  •  Chain Requirements are Strictly Enforced in Wintery Conditions (Violators Citation up to $5,000)
  • Bicycles are Permitted on Roads
  • Bicycle Rentals Available from Spring - Fall Season
  • Bordered by Sierra National Forest (Southeast) & Stanislaus National Forest (Northwest)
  • Bracebridge Dinner is an Annual December Holiday Event
  • California Fishing License is Required
  • Curry Village & Yosemite Lodge has Swimming Pools
  • Downhill Skiing is from Mid December - Early April 
  • Fall - Spring Roads Can Be Icy & Snowy
  • February Weekend Reservations Required to Drive Into/Through the Park
  • Filmed Scenes: Free Solo (2018), Maverick (1994), Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989), The Dawn Wall (2017), The Last of the Mohicans (1920), Valley Uprising (2014) 
  • Glacier Point Road Closes for the Winter
  • Glacier Point Overlook is Accessible Late May - October/November
  • Glacier Point Road Usually Reopens in May
  • Hetch Hetchy Road Begins Outside of the Park on Highway 120 (Near Big Oak Flat Entrance Station)
  • Hetch Hetchy is Only Open during Daylight Hours (Sunrise - Sunset)
  • Hetch Hetchy Valley is a All Seasons Treasure
  • High Sierra is 1 Hour from Yosemite Valley
  • Maximum of 300 Lottery Selected Hikers (75 Backpackers & 225 Day Hikers)
  • Mountain Biking or Off Trail is Not Permitted
  • No Shuttle Service between Wawona & Mariposa Grove
  • Parsons Memorial Lodge is Open Late June - Early September
  • Protected since 1864
  • Rafting on the Merced River is from Late May - July
  • Summit of Half Dome Requires a Hiking Permit whenever Cables are Up (Memorial Day Weekend - Columbus Day)
  • Tioga Road Closes for the Winter (Highway 120)
  • Tioga Road (47 Miles) is a Scenic Drive between Crane Flat & Tioga Pass
  • Tioga Road Usually Reopens Late May or June
  • Tuolumne Meadows is Popular for Rock & Mountain Climbing
  • Valley Traffic Congestion is Common during Peak Summer Season (June - August) 
  • Wilderness Permit is Required for all Overnight
  • Winter Season is December - March

Zion National Park Photo Credit: Mike Wilson/Pixabay

Zion National Park (Utah)
  • 3 Campgrounds
  • 289 Species of Birds
  • Accessible Friendly: Human History Museum, Restrooms, Picnic Areas, Shuttle Buses, Visitor Centers & Zion Lodge
  • Activities: Guided Horseback Riding, Nature Walks
  • Autumn Tree Colors Begin in September & Peak Late October
  • Bookstore attached to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center offers: Books, Maps & Souvenirs
  • Camping is Only Permitted in Designated Areas
  • Fee Entry
  • Complimentary Springdale Line Shuttle Service Operates to/from Angels Landing, Emerald Pools, Narrows, West Rim Trail, Zion Canyon Visitor Center & Zion Lodge
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service from November 27 - December 21
  • Even Programs from Late March - Early November
  • Highest Point is Horse Ranch Mountain (8,726 Feet)
  • Kolob Canyons is Accessible from Interstate 15 (Exit 40)
  • Kolob Arch (Tucupit Point) is One of the World's Longest Natural Arches
  • Lava Point Campground Opens in Spring - October
  • Lowest Point Coalpits Wash (3,666 Feet)
  • No Permit, Reservation or Ticket Required to Ride the Complimentary Shuttle Service
  • Notables: Altar of Sacrifice, Angels Landing, Court of the Patriarchs, Emerald Pools, The Great White Throne, The Sentinel, The Watchman, The West Temple, Towers of the Virgin & Weeping Rock
  • Overnight Backcountry Camping Requires Permits
  • Popular Trails: Kolob Arch (8 Hours Round Trip) & Taylor Creek is 4 Hours Roundtrip)
  • President William Howard Taft Named the Area Mukuntuweap National Monument (1909)
  • President Woodrow Wilson Signed the Parks Name to Change as it is Today
  • River Flows to Emerald Pools
  • South Campground is Open from March - October
  • Special Use Permit (SUP) Authorizes: Athletic Events. Collection of Resource Materials, Commercial Filming or Photography, First Amendment Activities, Memorial Services, Special Assemblies & Weddings
  • Spring Wildflowers Bloom from April - June & Peak May
  • Temple of Sinawava is Named for the Coyote God of the Paiute Indians
  • Thunderstorms Common July - September
  • Watchman Campground is Open Year Rou
  • Winter Season is November - March
  • Zion Canyon Visitor Center to Temple of Sinawava is Approximately 45 Minutes via Complimentary Shuttle Service
  • Zion Lodge (on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive) is Opened Year Round
  • Zion Lodge is a Concessioner to the Park
  • Zion-Mount Carmel Highway SR-9 (East Side) Passes through the Zion Mount Carmel Tunnel & Concludes ends at Mount Carmel Junction US 89

                                                                                                                 Photo Credit: Mike Wilson/Pixabay

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Photo Credit: Steve Buissinne / Pixabay Tourists are often targeted aboard with pickpocketing. Avoid Holding Your Phone in the Air (Makes fo...