Boulder City Magazine® May 2007 Issue
by Ginny Gottfredson, Sales Manager
Lake Mead Cruises
We are so fortunate to live in Southern Nevada where Zion National Park is accessible to us as a day trip! Zion is Utah’s oldest National Park; it was designated in 1919, and boasts almost three million annual visitors to 229 square miles of spectacular “slot” canyons and magnificent cliffs, carved from sandstone by the rushing Virgin River.
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|Springdale, Utah, considered gateway to Zion, is home to the Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theatre and the moving film, “Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods”. If you haven’t experienced Zion yet, a stop at the theatre is an incredible introduction; the soundtrack soars with the cliffs! Admission is nominal. Catch the Zion Shuttle from the Theatre for a comfortable scenic riding tour of the park; private cars are not allowed on the scenic drive, but are allowed on other roads in Zion. Scenic tours are a minimum of 90 minutes. Visit www.zioncanyontheatre.com for details or call 1-888-256-3456. Seasonal guided horseback rides offer spectacular views of Zion, truly a gift from Mother Nature; for information, call 1-435-679-8665.
Zion is a hiker’s Mecca from the Riverside Walk, which is suitable for every age and ability, to more challenging hikes along the Emerald Pool Trails, Angels Landing and Zion Narrows. Permits and reservations are required for many of the hikes, but not for the Riverside Walk or visiting the Emerald Pools, which are perfect for a day trip.
Zion is about 158 miles from Las Vegas on I-15 North, passing through St. George, Hurricane and LaVerkin to Springdale. Private cars pay $25 for a 7 day permit, or the federal parks lifetime senior pass for 62 and older is valid. More information at www.zionpark.com or www.nps.gov/zion.
NEAT NEVADA NOTES: Nicknamed both the “Silver State” and the “Battle Born State”, our Cobalt Blue State Flag features a five-point silver star in the upper left corner with two sprays of crossed sagebrush, over which is a gold scroll with “Battle Born” in black letters. The flag design was adopted March 26, 1929 with minor modifications in 1991.
Contact Ginny at www.lakemeadcruises.com
P.O. Box 61901
Boulder City, Nevada 89006
Phone (702) 294-1392 Fax (702) 294-1392
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