Zion NP to Grand Canyon North Rim - route suggestions help needed please

Discussion in 'Americas' started by yvinogradov, May 27, 2017.

  1. yvinogradov

    yvinogradov Adventurer

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    When travelling from Zion to the North Rim, would you suggest (in terms of scenery, not travel time) going through Hurricane - Colorado City or Mt Carmel Junction - Kanab?

    Thank you!
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  2. Little Faus

    Little Faus Little Faus

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    Scenery is better going Mt. Carmel route, but travel time is similar due to traffic congestion leaving Zion through the tunnel. However, you may be able to spot some FLDS flowers in Colorado City. Both are good choices.
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  3. SafetyDon

    SafetyDon Riding the western US

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    I realize this was not an option in your list and it would add a day to your travels.....However, if you had the time, going east to Page AZ and then riding 89 takes you along the Vermillion Cliffs, which are outstanding in terms of scenery. If you've never been to Page and Antelope Canyon, it is indescribably beautiful. Tours need to be booked in advance.....google Antelope Canyon images, it is one of the most amazing scenes ever.

    It's all beautiful in Southern Utah, you really can't go wrong.

    Don
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  4. Iggster

    Iggster Been here awhile

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    Take the Mt. Carmel Jct/Kanab route.

    If you want a little more adventurous route...
    Head through Zion to Mt. Carmel Jct. Head south on 89. Turn right on Coral Pink Sand Dunes Rd. Ride past the park and/or have a visit. At the AZ border, the road turns to dirt and is designated "237." The road ends at route 389 in a "town" called Cane Beds, AZ. A few miles to the right is Colorado City/Hilldale. A left turn will take you to Fredonia and on to Jacob Lake & North Rim.
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