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Zion in late May/early June

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Hi all. I am JUST starting the research to plan a trip to Zion at the end of May (post-Memorial Day) or the beginning of June.

A little about our group:
- It'll be 3 couples, no kids, each couple driving 6-8 hours from different states to meet in Zion.
- We're generally in good health (I have a partially new knee, and by the end of May, I'm hoping to be able to tackle some proper hikes; right now, I'm able to do ~3 mile treks, and going down is more difficult than going up - and yes, I realize to go up, you must be able to come down :) ).
- At least one couple will be going on to visit Bryce Canyon and Arches after our Zion trip is done.
- We probably have about 3-5 days after we factor in driving to and from Zion and our respective homes.
- We are definitely open to the idea of splitting our time between camping and staying in an inexpensive hotel/lodge/motel.

I'm trying to determine exactly how many days we should allot, what activities other than hiking there may be, and whether there are easy day trips to other locations to mix things up a bit (though I realize Zion is HUGE and varied, and we may not need to leave to see really different kinds of terrain).

Not being terribly familiar with what to expect from Zion at different times of year, here are my impressions (I'm waiting on some books from the library for more info):
- it'll get HOT starting mid-June, which we're trying to avoid
- The Narrows would be great, but they may be full of water (though maybe not this year since we've had such little snow in the west?) and inaccessible
- campsites can only be reserved at the Watchman Campground, and the others are first-come, first-served.
- Angel's Landing sounds incredible, but I may personally need to bow out due to my knee.

Thanks in advance for everyone's help and advice!

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