After emerging from the tunnel, then winding back and forth down the road to the base of the canyon, you’ll reach this scenic stone bridge. If you recognize the mountain peak in the background, there’s good reason. The Canyon Overlook is right below it.
After crossing Pine Creek here, the road heads on into Zion Canyon. Turn right at the intersection to head up the Scenic Drive; turn left to visit the Zion Museum and Visitor’s Center, and to exit the park, headed towards Springdale.
Court of the Patriarchs
Before turning onto the Scenic Drive, I couldn’t imagine the road becoming any more scenic than it already was. Then, I looked up at mountain peaks like these, which line the entire road. It left me wondering, after six days of travel, is this the most impressive place I’d seen so far? I’m pretty sure Zion even tops the Grand Canyon on my list.
Note: This trip was first published in 2004. I spent much more time in Zion National Park in 2007. You can check out that trip here.