1st stop some breakfast! There was a German Bakery and Restaurant on Highway 89 on the way to Zion. One small problem .. even though they opened early, they didn’t serve any breakfast! But they did have a savory sandwich of ham, cheese and tomato which worked for us. I bought a few pastries for later and the chocolate croissant was to die for!!

Driving into the park we saw juvenile bighorn sheep!

Since we were traveling with our small dog, I did a little research about having a dog in Zion.  First, there was only one path you could take a dog on. 2nd, what I didn’t know, was that you couldn’t drive to the scenic view points because of the time of year. (August)  You have to take a shuttle, and guess what, no dogs allowed.  We were pretty disappointed we didn’t get to see Zion.

The trail you can take your dog on is the Pa’rus Trail.  It was nice.  Scenic.  Hot.  You can walk down to the stream and take a cool break.  We cooled Max off too.

After walking the trail we drove to Springfield and had lunch at Oscar’s Cafe. Dog friendly patio and great food!! We drove back “home” with a stop at an antique store. Fun day.


The next day we headed back to and through Zion to Kolob Terrace Road to drive up to Lava Point. We packed a lunch (we typically do pack our own lunch and a lot of water each day).

You also have to drive through the small town of Springfield to arrive at the Kolob Terrace Road.

We drove up to Lava Point and pulled into one of the campsites and had our lunch. We saw a deer. It was very quiet and peaceful!  It is a nice drive and pretty views from Lava Point if you have the time.

On the way back through Zion we saw Bighorn sheep – See pictures in the gallery below.

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