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Zion Scenic Drive to Hwy 89 to Kanab

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Zion Scenic Drive to Hwy 89 to Kanab

I have read about a drive through Zion valley floor that would give you a good taste of this park. Would this be Hwy 9 through Hurricane that connect into 89? If not what would be the best route for us to take to drive through Zion coming from Vegas and stopping overnight in Kanab. Thanks

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1. Re: Zion Scenic Drive to Hwy 89 to Kanab

Hwy 9 goes right thru Zion.This time of year you can also drive up Zion Canyon from Canyon Junction to Temple of Sinawava. Most of the year you cannot do that because of the manditory shuttle during peak visitation months.That offshoot of the main canyon is accessed by Hwy 9.

Once you drive thru the tunnel after the switchbacks leaving the canyon on Hwy 9, be sure to stop at Canyon Overlook. Its a short walk to see the canyon from above. This is the easiest way to get a birds eye view of Zion without a steep hike out of the canyon.

If you take Hwy 9 thru the park, you will need to pay the $25 entry fee, but it is good for seven days if you return on this route.

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2. Re: Zion Scenic Drive to Hwy 89 to Kanab

Thanks for your response. I'm looking forward to seeing Zion and hiking the wave with my family.

Encinitas...
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3. Re: Zion Scenic Drive to Hwy 89 to Kanab

You do have a Wave permit, right?

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4. Re: Zion Scenic Drive to Hwy 89 to Kanab

Absolutely.

5. Re: Zion Scenic Drive to Hwy 89 to Kanab

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