On Wednesday afternoon, we flew out of SFO and landed in LAS where we were immediately picked up by friends from San Diego.
The trip was pleasantly affordable. Southwest had a sale so I was able to buy tickets to LAS for 44.00 and tickets back from LAS to SFO for 100.00.
A snug fit, the drive was pretty straightforward. Simply take the 15 from Vegas to Utah.
The first night we did not drive all the way to Zion, instead, we drove directly to our hotel.
Our hotel was in a small city 30 minutes outside the park by the name of La Verkin.
We stayed at a Best Western Plus. For the price and convenience, I would highly recommend staying in La Verkin rather than shell out 200-500/night in front of the park in Springdale. For a total of four nights and three days, we payed a few dollars shy of 300.00 for 2 queen beds. Split that among five people, it only cost us 54 dollars for lodging.
The goal for each hike was to sleep early and leave early.