16 September 2020

CC20 - Day 3

Today was another day of riding mostly roads I already knew and have done before. I'm still in the "get out of the known area"-mode.

The route today was from Henderson, NV to Cedar City, UT. I stopped at Eurocycle in Las Vegas to pick up a cover for my GPS mount and surprisingly they had one in stock, in addition to the ones on all the bikes on the floor, of course. So, at least that part is set. 

Since I wanted to ride some nicer roads today I took a route through the Valley of Fire:

Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire

I've been here before, but it's worth it. It's a very beautiful State Park and well worth the entrance fee.

From there I went further North East and rode through Zion National Park, finally getting an annual park pass since the Rangers in Death Valley are only on site during Friday, Saturday and Sunday right now. 

Zion is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking parks I have seen so far, I like it better than Bryce Canyon or others I've seen, the only problem is that it's always packed with people. At least always when I'm there ... 

Zion NP


Zion NP

Zion NP

It was a great day today. I ended it with an interview with a company I've been talking to for a while, could be an interesting job. That's why it was so important to just do this trip before joining the hamster wheel of daily office work again.

Route from today:

Route on Day 3

Tomorrow my route will take me mostly East. I haven't fully planned the day yet, so don't know where I'll end up, but I'll likely keep the pace of 450 to 550km (280 to 330 miles) per day for now. If I don't, I'm not making it to the East Coast and back on the roads I hoped to ride in the planned time of four to five weeks.

Also, I hope to get into slightly more temperate weather, today was again mostly 37C/99F.


  1. Stimmt, der Zion ist einer der schönsten. In den 90ern konnte man noch mit dem Auto an die Trailheads, heute nur noch mit Bussen und Voranmeldung.

    1. Parken ist halt sehr eingeschränkt. Aber es ist auch einfach immer voll, ich war mitten in der Woche im September jetzt da – immer noch voll.

  2. Die Busse haben aber auch den Vorteil, dass der Verkehr nicht so übermässig und chaotisch ist. Als ich im August 2010 mit meinen Eltern den Park besucht habe, war es mit dem Bus viel entspannter - auch für mich. Und eine Voranmeldung war nicht notwendig.