Decided to go to Zion tomorrow for a last minute long weekend getaway. We'll be driving from Phoenix and should arrive around 4:00 p.m. and are staying at Driftwood Lodge in Springdale. We will have the evening to explore a bit and then all day Saturday, leaving Saturday evening for Page.
I am recovering from some health issues so am not able to do any strenuous hiking. I realize this trip will only give me a taste of Zion and I'll have to plan another trip to really explore. But am excited to get out of the house, take a little road trip and see some scenery. Given my timeframe and health circumstances how do you recommend we best see Zion. Can we just ride around on the shuttle on Saturday to some overlooks or can we do a scenic drive? Is it possible to see any waterfalls without doing a major hike? Emerald Pools Trail perhaps (is this an easy hike)? Or are waterfalls even running this time of year?
And lastly, since I'm not able to do any real hiking do you think we would have time to see Zion on Friday evening/Saturday morning then head to Bryce in the afternoon, spend late afternoon/evening there and head to Page that night.