Author Topic: National Parks "In Comfort"  (Read 7390 times)

Blackeagle

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Re: National Parks "In Comfort"
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2017, 06:52:42 PM »
I'll second Observation Point, provided you're willing to do some serious elevation gain.  The Subway is a great hike, though you need a fairly hard-to-get permit for it (https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/subwaypermits.htm).  Angel's Landing is pretty spectacular, as long as you're not afraid of heights and are willing to put up with lots of other people on the trail (this is not a hike if you enjoy solitude).  If you want someplace a bit more off the beaten path, the Kolob Canyons section of Zion has some neat hiking.

As others have said, Goblin Valley is pretty neat (and much less crowded than Zion).  If you go there, a neat side trip is the Horseshoe Canyon unit of Canyonlands National Park (nice day hike with lots of petroglyphs).

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Re: National Parks "In Comfort"
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2017, 06:54:12 PM »
I did some googling last night and found that sleeping in your car is not allowed at the parks, so I think we'll stick with our booked lodging.

Where did you read this?  The Park Service won't let you sleep in your car in some random parking lot, but as long as you're in a campground (or a suitable backcountry car camping area) they don't really care if you sleep in your car, in a tent, or in an RV.