A Packed 5 Day Family Adventure in Zion - Itinerary
Cory and Andrea live in Denver, Colorado with their three kids Liam (4), Elijah (3) and Finley (1). Cory is a third culture kid who grew up overseas in Northern Pakistan and he has lived in five different countries and traveled to 26 other countries. Andrea used to help run a youth program at a homeless shelter where she would take her students on camping trips and outdoor adventures! "We want our kids to have the same opportunities to travel and live life as we have had. Hiking and being outdoors allows for our family to slow down, explore and spend time together without any distractions. We hope to teach our kids more about the world by connecting them to people and places of different cultures, landscapes, and experiences."-Andrea. On most weekends you can find them in the mountains.
DATES OF ADVENTURE
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - Thursday, September 28, 2017
AGES OF CHILDREN
4,3, and 1 years old
WHERE TO STAY
We stayed at The Watchman campground and loved the location. It was close to the visitor's center, shuttles, and Zion Outfitter. Because of the free shuttle that takes you to most of the trails in Zion, we were able to do very little driving. The campground had dishwashing and bathrooms. Zion Outfitters, just a short walk from our campsite, had laundry and showers. We didn't like the bees and squirrel’s that were so prevalent. The bees made it hard to enjoy our meals. At times we had to eat in our tent due to the bees swarming our food and us. We also didn't like how close our campsite was to other people (we typically camp off grid).
TIPS FOR CAMPING AT THE WATCHMAN CAMPGROUND
We booked our site five months in advance, and we got one of the last spots. We recommend booking at least 6-8 months out.
Bring bee traps to help with the bee problem.
There are some campsites with no shade. If you want shade make sure you bring an awning for those hot days.
Zion Outfitter has showers and laundry in close walking distance.