On our first full day in St. George, our plan was to do some hiking at Zion National Park. The forecast was for rain and thunderstorms, but it was dry when we left. The drive from St. George to Zion is less than an hour.
Cars aren’t allowed in areas of the park so the best bet is to park at the visitor’s center and take the shuttle through the park. It will drop you off at all of the hiking trailheads.
Our first hike was going to be to the Lower Emerald Falls. We had just started out when the skies opened up and we got drenched. And did I mention that it was cold? We decided that hiking in the cold and rain would not be much fun so we headed back to the shuttle. Just as we got there a huge lightning streak and clap of thunder greeted us and we knew it was the right decision.
On our way back to town we stopped at the ghost town of Grafton. The road was muddy and not much fun to drive on so we didn’t stay there very long.
We stopped for lunch at George’s Corner Restaurant in St. George and had a wonderful lunch. After that it was time for a little siesta.
To be continued . . .