We’ve always been intrigued by the Kolob Reservoir
Road so we headed back and up that road. It turned out to be a great move. The road goes up and up, in and out and in the back side of Zion NP.
There was wide open prairie edged by large cliffs.
Wildflowers were taking advantage of the rainy season.
We went even higher up to Lava Point for a look at the back side of Zion Canyon, looking small off in the distance. There’s a small campground with 6 sites and a bear population, as well.
We followed the road around the lake as far was we could until it disappeared into the lake.
We made our way back down to Rt 9 and stopped at the trading post tourist trap in Virgin at about 2pm.
Headed south toward St. George, then stopped for a late lunch in Mesquite. Los Lupes
is a local Mexican restaurant where we enjoyed some traditional fare. Great home made guacamole, chips and salsa. Peter had chile relleno with beans and rice. Sharon opted for a chicken enchilada, beans and rice. All very nice.
It was HOT…hovering around 103 F when we hiked out the petroglyph trail. Hot going but the extent of the rock art was impressive and worth the effort. Still we were glad to be back in the air conditioned car.
We made it back in plenty of time to drag our baggage through the 106° heat from the car to the shuttle and into the terminal.
We settled in for the hour’s wait to board and then the night flight home with our adventures in the canyons of Utah over for now.