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Overlanding Zion National Park is a very unique way to see the park. We start off by boondocking near Sand Hollow State Park and then make the short drive into Zion. It's going to be a good day on the trail. Our overland Ram is built exactly for this trail. It's good at everything but great at nothing. Using this ram 2500 as our tow rig, rock crawler, and overland vehicle allows us to see some pretty unique terrain. We have been to Zion National Park a few times but never seen it this way, meaning offroad. It seems like it's a different perspective getting out on the trails.
DW, the dogs and I headed south the Saturday before Thanksgiving to boondock outside of Zion National Park.Arriving in Virgin, Utah right at dark, we first scouted Guacamole Mesa via Dalton Wash Road, but finding the last half mile to be steep and rough but nevertheless negotiable, but without cell service, we opted to check out North Creek area but that was pretty much full. In the end, we headed out onto Sheep Bridge Road in total darkness and nevertheless scored a stellar spot. Our camp on Sheep Bridge Road Report this image Our spot on Sheep Bridge RoadScouting around the region in the daytime, I would've preferred the place we found at Gooseberry Mesa, but I'll save that for another trip. The site we found on Gooseberry Mesa Although the scenery was spectacular, to be honest Zion National Park left me wanting. It was simply too crowded to enjoy, even in late November. Available parking was non-existent, and it was tough to even squeeze my pickup down Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. A series of unfortunate situations nixed my hiking plans, too. In the end I decided to push on to Lake Powell to celebrate Thanksgiving on the beach there, instead of fight what would assuredly be thicker crowds once the long holiday weekend arrived.Here's the video: