We only spent one night in Colorado and then headed straight on to Moab, UT. We were getting into Memorial Day weekend and knew that we'd have to get there early if we wanted to secure a campsite. We arrived Friday afternoon and literally got the last campsite at a 150 site campground. Hallelujah! And what a campsite it was! The view was amazing. And Brett was overly ecstatic because we were now in the mountain biking mecca of the west.
When we weren't enjoying the town of Moab (and sneaking into the local recreation center for showers), we were exploring Arches National Park! It was only about 10 minutes outside of Moab, so we went back and forth a couple times. We loved hiking around and checking out all the amazing arches. It was so very hot though. We got lots of funky tan lines from our time in Utah. :)
After spending Memorial Day weekend in Moab, we continued on the road towards Zion National Park. It was a bit of a drive between the two points, so we stayed overnight in the town of Cedar City and had a surprisingly delicious meal at this little Italian restaurant, Centro. And in the morning, it was back on the road to Zion!
We made it to Zion National Park mid-morning and again, got the very last campsite available. This is becoming a trend, no? Another campsite, another amazing view. We did a few hikes during our time in Zion and they were all amazing and equally terrifying. We were hiking trails that you had to hold onto chains on the side of the mountain so you don't fall off and plumet to your death. The best/most terrifying hike we did in Zion was Angel's Landing. We hiked up an extremely steep trail and then out onto a narrow ridge (holding onto chains for balance and to avoid death...). But oh it was so worth it. The views at the end of the ridge were incredible. We only spent one night in Zion (because all the campsites were full) but definitely got our worth while there.