Just a quick post for once! We've done a few random things in the past several weeks, so I'll share some pictures and short stories.
Starting with the west side of Zion at the Kolob Canyons entrance. It's so close to I-15 and we've driven past multiple times but never had the chance to stop. It's not an easy place to access while towing a travel trailer, for one thing. While we were staying at the Three Peaks park near Cedar City (which I can recommend - $5 sites, great views and fun rocks to explore), it was only a short drive and we took a morning to do that.
The main focus was a hike up Taylor Creek. What a lovely trail, through autumn-colored trees and along running water. And best of all, through lots of great rock layers and Zion-scale views.