The TOSS UP: Colorado’s Maroon Bells vs. Zion National Park

By Alin Clement

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The TOSS Up is a worldwide game of "Would-You-Rather?" If you had to choose, which destination comes out on top and why? It's a toss up, isn't it? Comment your answer below and suggest two more destinations to go head-to-head.


Would you rather hike the endless trails of Colorado’s Maroon Bells or those of Zion National Park in Utah?

The Colorado Maroon Bells

MAROON BELLS IMAGE: MAVERICK/SHUTTERSTOCK

MAROON BELLS IMAGE: MAVERICK/SHUTTERSTOCK

The Colorado Maroon Bells have trails leading through mountain passes that rise 12,000 feet in elevation, pass by the hot springs of Conundrum Creek and run next to the shimmering alpine lakes found at the base of the mountain peaks. The twin peaks of the Maroon Bells are actually considered Colorado’s most famous scene, and the surrounding wilderness of the Elk Mountains is one of the state’s most popular destinations.

Zion National Park

ZION IMAGE: FABERNOVA/SHUTTERSTOCK

ZION IMAGE: FABERNOVA/SHUTTERSTOCK

Zion National Park is considered Utah’s 200 million year old masterpiece, its vast canyons and mesas carved only by water and time. Here, you’ll find no lack of towering cliffs, deep red canyons, mesas or colossal monoliths. The park also boasts iconic hiking, backpacking, geology and some of the greatest scenery of anywhere in the world.

Which destination would you rather travel to? Tell us in the comments below and feel free to suggest more travel match-ups for us to feature!

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