The Zion in Winter Trip

7 Days in Southern Utah, in the Snow

Most people take trips in January to escape from the snow, but I went looking for it. I spent most of my time on this trip in Zion National Park, in southwestern Utah. It's a perfect time of year to visit, if you can bear the cold: the crowds are gone and the park takes on a different look when frosted with snow. The trip ended with a visit to Snow Canyon State Park in Utah and Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada.

Inside Zion National Park

Everything Zion offers in the snowy months

Near Zion

Everything else, on the way to and from Zion