Zion is one of my very favorite national parks, and I did a lot here. One more hike we did was the Kayenta trail from the Grotto to the Emerald Pools.
It's a little different way to get to the pools, and there are great views from the trail.
The trail goes to the Middle pool, which most people don't see.
We then walked down to the Lower pool, where the water from the Middle pool comes cascading down.
From here we went back to the shuttle bus on the Emerald Pools trail.
And then drove back to our home on the east side of the park. We drove right by a privately-owned buffalo herd, which are sometimes by the road. Come on now - do you really want your kids hand-feeding buffalo?
Grafton ghost town is near the town of Rockville, just outside the south entrance of the park. It was started by Mormon settlers in 1862. This combination church/schoolhouse has been somewhat restored, but still interesting.
I thought the graveyard was the most interesting. Diseases and accidents killed many.
Several were killed by Indians.
The day was saved by the many items of rusty stuff around, although I'm sure they didn't come from the 1800s. The last residents left Grafton in 1944.