We left our home in Mission Viejo at 6AM, and the worst part of long trips are usually the first day and the last day, because it is just straight highway driving trying to get to the destination. So basically the 15 fwy is just straight and very fast especially once you get to Nevada. But we can't go up the 15 fwy to Vegas without stopping at the Mad Greek in Baker. it's been a 30 year tradition of stopping and getting a fantastic Gyro.
Zion National Park. After a quick drop our bags at the hotel, we hopped back on the bikes and took the 20 mile trek up to the gates of Zion.
The Gates of Zion take you through Springdale, which has adorable shops, good restaurants and positive vibes. Plenty of small business to support while coming in and out of Zion that will meet all of your needs.
We at at Porters Smokehouse and Grill on Zion Blvd. I'm writing this after our trip, it was one of the best restaurants we ate at. My husband had the bbq Sampler that had meat for days, the food was delish to say the least, the service was impeccable and relaxed, and the views were great.
After a 20 mile ride back to our hotel
WITHOUT A HELMET - there are no helmet laws in Utah, so I tried it out with no helmet. While liberating, it was loud, so I'll stick to my helmet.
Can't wait to tell you all about Day 2.