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Driving from Zion Park to the East Exit

By on February 21, 2015 in USA

This evening we drove out of Zion National Park East Exit for dinner and to get some fuel. The drive was fantastic as it passed through some great scenery.

Along the way, we saw numerous warnings, about deer on the road, and this is a serious risk. In fact, I have never seen so many deer on or near a road, and we had a couple of close calls. So, drive slow, and have everyone in the car deer spotting.

Zion National Park East Exit

The drive east out of Zion National Park

Zion National Park East Exit

Stunning rock formations

The ‘Great Arch’ was on the drive. These arches (there a number of them around the park) were caused by water undercutting a lower soft layer of rock and then the upper harder layer of rock ‘sloughing’ off.

Arches Zion National Park East Exit

The arches in the rock faces are caused by water undercutting a lower soft layer of rock and then the upper harder layer of rock ‘sloughing’ off.

As part of the drive, you have to pass through a tunnel. The old tunnel is still visible, but how would you get to it?

The old tunnel - Zion National Park East Exit

The old tunnel – how on earth did you get to it?

Zion National Park East Exit - Cowboy films

I just kept thinking of old cowboy films

Zion National Park East Exit - The new tunnel

The new tunnel taking you out of the park

The rock formations and structures are amazing.

Rocks Zion National Park East Exit

Fantastic rocks – great colour and structure

Zion National Park East Exit

Zion National Park East Exit

I really liked the colours and the curved lines of the rocks

Zion National Park East Exit

The drive out of the Zion National Park East Exit was great. Lots of wildlife (well, deer – and drive slow, so you don’t hit them) and some truly amazing geology.

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