Southern Utah

We made a quick trip down to Southern Utah for Memorial Day weekend, since we had the opportunity to stay with some friends at their condo in Brian Head. Yay for cheap vacations!

It was a great opportunity for me to finally get to Kolob Canyons – something I drive by several times a year, but have never been to. Though the park is part of Zion National Park, the entrance to Kolob Canyons is about 40 miles away from the entrance to Zion Canyons, so although I’ve been to Zion, we never made it over to Kolob before.

Kolob Canyon, Utah

Of course, we also went to Cedar Breaks, since we were staying just a few miles away. The road had just been opened a few days before, and there was still some snow to hike through, but it was as lovely as ever:

Cedar Breaks, Utah

We also took a quick trip out to see the petroglyphs at Parowan Gap. They were pretty impressive. The “V” shaped one on the lower right of this rock is the most famous one – it’s called the Zipper:

Parowan Gap petroglyphs, Utah

This lizard was sunning himself on a rock nearby. I sent him to visit Cookie:

Lizard at Parowan Gap, Utah

On the way back, we stopped at the El Bambi cafe in Beaver for lunch. It was a nice old-style diner, and the food was good. I’d go there again.

El Bambi Cafe, Beaver, Utah

Besides, Beaver has the #1 water for taste. It says so right here on their billboard:

Beaver Water is #1 - Beaver, Utah

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7 Responses to Southern Utah

  1. Chris says:

    Those are amazing petroglyphs!! Looks like a fun trip. 🙂

  2. kitten says:

    Taste #1 Water Support Our Troops USA.
    Um. Someone was a little scattered when making that billboard, methinks.

  3. Stacey says:

    Lizard! I love him! Such beautiful views. Now that Texas is back to work, I’ve been mapping out day trips that I can do by myself during the week.

  4. Carole says:

    I do love your scenery!

  5. margene says:

    Ah, the good and bad of So. Utah. I love the deep red rock of Kolob contrasted with the deep green of the cedar trees. It’s a unique place!

  6. jill says:

    Utah has to be the most diverse (geographically speaking) state. I love driving the length of Utah on our trips to southern Calif. Aside from the gorge-ous (pun obvious, yes?) scenery, nothing beats the blue skies in Utah!

  7. Kym says:

    So beautiful! What a wonderful little getaway. (AND . . . you got to sip the #1 water. So there you go.)

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