travelgrove Reviews
 

The fabulous Yosemite Park, Yosemite Lakes Park, California

 
    Yosemite Lakes Park's map
travelgrove-editor's pictureby travelgrove-editor review
added on 22nd of February, 2006
Zion national parkFacts

* Mukuntuweap National Monument was established in 1909;

* This resulted in 1918 in Zion National Monument;

* Finally in 1919 it became Zion National Park;

* Park visitation in 1920 was 3,692, in 2000 it reached 2.8 million;

* A nickname for Zion is White Cliffs.

* Zion is the middle stair of The Grand Staircase, right in between The Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon.

* Zion was part of several historical periods. It used to be sea, desert and some areas have vulcanic history.

* Although the porous top layer holds an enormous amount of water, Zion is categoryced as desert because of its rainfall cyclus.

* Therefore Zion is seen as an outlet of the Mojave Desert;

* The lowest part of Zion is Coalpits Wash (1128 m) in the southwest corner;

* Highest part is Horse Ranch Mountain (2660 m) in the Kolob Canyons Section;

* Kolob Arch is the world largest arch, with a span that measures 94,5 metres;

* The fossils and sendiments exposed tell the geological history of Mesozoic Period - halfway between the ancienst history of The Grand Canyon and the more recent Juriassic Period of the Bryce Canyon;

* Animal life 75 pecies of mammals, 271 birds, 32 reptiles and amphibians and 8 fish.

Hiking through Zion

Also known as the 'Land of the Rainbow Canyons', Zion is famous for its bright red-orange sandstone canyons that merge in shades of white, pruple, pink and yellow to create some of the most brilliantly coloured rockface in the world. Here the Virgin River has cut through a high plateau to create a geological marvel. If you want to see these colourful sandstone canyons, hot rocky deserts and cool forested plateaus the right way you must definately hike.

The park is devided in diffirent sections. East of the Zion-Mt. tunnel, you can see fascinating shapes and patterns at the top of the sandstone layers. The southern part of the park is a lower, desert area. Here, colourful mesas are bordered by rocky canyons and washes. The western sections of the park are from volcanoes and petrified wood from ancient forests. The northern sections of the park are higher plateaus. The cool, green forests overlook broad panoramas of rugged canyon country.

One hour or less (round trip)

- Weeping Rock: self guiding walk to a spring and 'hanging garden';

- Canyon Overlook: self guiding walk to a canyon viewpoint;

- Lower Emerald Pools: easy walk to a waterfall.

One-two hours (round trip)

- Riverside Walk: easy walk along the Virgin River;

- Middle Emerald Pool: moderate walk to pools and waterfalls;

- Watchman: moderate walk to viewpoint of lower Zion Canyon.

Three-four hours (round trip)

- Hidden Canyon: fairly strenuous hike to a hanging canyon;

- Angels Landing: strenuous hike to the top of Angels Landing.

Zion National Park - My Way / Slot Canyon

Colossal mass of rocks stand out as geological temples against the clear blue sky. Age-long streams of mineral waters have colourfully covered the faces of the mountains. Zion, it's a fitting name for a solemn area where nature shows it's awe-inspiring shape as a supreme creator. Protected within Zion National Park's 593,1 square kilometres and esspecially this slot canyon hike is a spectacular cliff-and-canyon landscape and wilderness full of the unexpected.

We went for a nice hike by the name 'My Way', which was selected by our guide. During this hike we noticed the capriousness of nature by all the horizontal and vertical shuffled lines in the rocks. Differences in elevation, sunlight, water and temperature created 'microenvioronments' like hanging gardens, forested side canyons and islolated mesas that lend to this diversity. It is a beautiful sight.

The hike took us to a slot canyon which means that the high canyon walls come together untill you're almost unable to walk over the path anymore. Able to touch both sides of the canyons by hand! It was quite spectaculor.

The path we took was a riverbed and was dried out because of the summer period, but be aware during other seasons, because you might get cought by a tidal wave because of heavy rain or water of melting glaciers.
The following content has been provided generously by Relinde Marieke van der Wal and Jeroen Arthur Ensink, who share their great travel experiences with other travelers around the world. There is much more great content on their website at www.jerelis.com so go ahead and visit them sometime. If you also feel like you have a few things that will help others planning their travel, please contact us at content(at)travelgrove.com.
 

Things about Yosemite Lakes Park you may be interested in

Be the first who requests a site listing for this page.
 
 

 
 
 
guides

Recommended Roswell Guide

Roswell Sights

Once you are around the city of Roswell then you will understand that UFO and Roswell are two interchangeable words. It is said that a UFO crashed in the proximity of Roswell many years back and since then the name of this city has acted as synonym for a UFO. Hence once you are here, you’ll get the chance to learn literally everything related to UFOs. Although your knowledge about UFOs will surely increase while here, most of the stuff you will find will remain confusing, like the complete UFO theory. Bottom Less is the place to be when you feel like enjoying something natural and when you want to run away from all the UFO stories. It... Read more »

 
 
reviews

Recent reviews for Yosemite Lakes Park

Short visit in Cambria, CA - Aug 21, 2009, by dpass
We just got back from a 3 week holiday in the US and stayed in one of the nicest bed and breakfast along the way. Cambria is a town half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco. When we got there it was so foggy that we thought the signs... Read more »

Our Lake Powell trip - Jun 20, 2010, by MadSuh
After we visited Antelope Canyon at noon, we ate something at this Mexcian place, which was really nice. Strange how we simply cannot get this sort of Mexican food back in Europe. Anyhow, I really like the place, and the Coronas that came... Read more »

Cemitas Puebla - Nov 15, 2010, by Shawnosaurus
If you're in Chicago, have any ability to move around, and love Mexican food, then you should try Cemitas Puebla. It's not a fancy place by any means, but they serve fantastically tasty food. Definitely try the namesake Cemitas!... Read more »

Great skiing in Beaver Mountain - Sep 18, 2007, by lindamura
Operated since 1939, Beaver Mountain is Utah's Northern Most Ski Resort, located east of Logan, in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Its northern position makes it colder than the other ski resorts but it is also favorable for morning sun... Read more »

Snow and ski in Winter Park Resort, CO - Nov 12, 2007, by lindamura
The large Winter Park Resort is the closest major destination resort and the closest ski area to Denver, about 67 miles northwest of the city. Located in the scenic Fraser Valley high in the Rocky Moutains, Winter Park is a favorite of... Read more »

 
 

More reviews you might be interested in

Ulm reviews - Germany
Wo liegt Ulm? Ulm ist eine Universitätsstadt in Baden- Wüttemberg. Ulm liegt an der Donau, ein großer Fluss und...
Sie müssen wissen über Ulm

Calais reviews - France
Calais is a seaport, actually the busiest French passenger port, and manufacturing town in northern France It is located in Pas-de-Calais...
What to see and do in Calais

 

Dhelfoi reviews - Greece
The city hasn't got too much importance, it has had during the ancient greek period. It's a small town, offering the same as every other tourist...
Visit the Oracle of Delphi

Kastel Novi reviews - Croatia
Kastela –sights -Croatia The name Kastela refers to seven settlements located in the coastal part of the bay between Trogir and Solin. The...
Kastela - my favorite place in Croatia

 

Agra reviews - India
The Taj Mahal is considered one of the 7 wonders of the world in 2007. It is located in Agra, India and was built between years 1630 and 1653 by...
Taj Mahal facts

Puok reviews - Cambodia
I am really not sure what to write about, one of the wonders of the world or the mess this country is in. I have no doubt that greed is what rules...
Experiencing Angkor Wat

 

Arieseni reviews - Romania
On Saturday morning we arrived to Arieseni with some friends. We had a reservation for a night in the 'Cabana Art' pension. It was a really nice...
The Arieseni ski experience

Balboa Island reviews - California
Balboa is a tiny peninsula down in the heart of Southern California. All the old timers from So Cal live down there, mainly because it's so...
Welcome to Balboa, CA

 

Hanoi reviews - Vietnam
VIETNAM TOUR PACKAGES, CAMBODIA, LAOS & THAILAND TOURS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? Availing yourself of various tours and extraordinary experience...
VIETNAM TOUR PACKAGES, CAMBODIA, LAOS & THAILAND TOURS

Courmayeur reviews - Italy
Courmayeur is the ultimate ski destination enjoying a phenomenal resort location at the end of Italy's Aosta Valley next to the Mont Blanc Tunnel...
Courmayeur, the best place to ski in Italy

 
 
 
   Welcome to Travelgrove  register tell a friend bookmark it 
 
 
*