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We’re visiting one of our favorite places on the planet: Zion National Park in Southern Utah. Zion was my very first national park, and the love affair it sparked for the great outdoors was a big factor in our decision to RV in the first place.
Although we’ve been to Zion many times, this is our first winter visit. One advantage of coming during the off-season is that there’s almost nobody there. We weren’t sure what to expect when we arrived in Watchman Campground, so we employed our usual full-timers’ strategy of arriving early on a weekday. It turns out we had nothing to worry about, as we were virtually alone for three days, except for a couple of other RVs and a few intrepid tent campers (“intrepid” because the forecast called for a nighttime low of 10º F during our stay).
Watchman Campground has a decided advantage over many National Parks, as there are a decent number of big-rig-friendly sites, including some with 30-amp hook-ups, and even a few 50-amp sites.
We’ve driven both of our RVs through the Zion – Mount Carmel Tunnel during previous visits. If you’re planning to take your RV through the tunnel, be sure to check in with the ranger station first. Hours for oversize vehicles are limited, and a special permit is required.
When you arrive at the tunnel, they’ll shut it down to oncoming traffic, and you’ll drive your RV right down the middle of the road all the way through. It’s a pretty cool experience, although likely a little intimidating for a novice RVer.
We’ve always loved Zion, and think it’s one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever been. But the snow is like the icing on the cake, adding stark white to the palette of red rock, green trees and vivid blue sky.
We couldn’t have imagined Zion being any more beautiful than every other time we’ve visited… but it actually was.
Check out the video for a tour and overview of this magnificent, magical wonder of nature.
To plan your trip to Zion, visit the NPS website:
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