We left Boulder City on Sunday morning and headed north on I-15. The drive is pretty mundane until you hit the Arizona State Line. At that point the highway winds its way through the narrow, scenic Virgin River Gorge.
After a 30 mile drive through the corner of Arizona, we came out of the north end of the gorge and entered Utah. We were immediately treated to a great view of snow covered mountains.
Sixteen miles north of the state line we exited the interstate on to UT 9 and followed signs to one of our favorite parks, Sand Hollow State Park. Dave and Sue traveled with us and are in the site right next door.
This is a very nice park with full hook-ups, plenty of space between sites, and great views all around.
For our first adventure we decided to take a drive that we have taken a couple of times during previous visits to the area. So Monday morning we headed east on UT 9 toward Zion National Park. Just past the tiny community of Virgin we turned north on Kolob Terrace Road and headed up into the mountains.
We love the beauty of the rock formations all around us as we gain elevation.
Since our daughter, Jessica, was about to experience another snowstorm back in our former hometown of York, Pa we decided to keep going up Kolob Terrace Road until we ran into a bit of the white stuff.
We continued up until the road was covered with snow. At that point we thought, “Ok, enough winter for one year” and headed back down.
We will be staying here for a week and the nimble hiker has been busy researching hikes, so we’ll soon be getting back on the trail. You know what that means, more rock pictures in the next post!
More on that later . . .