Sunday, July 18, 2010

Zion - Observation Point Trail

Zion is one of my favorite National Parks in Utah because of the many hiking trails. These are photos of Weeping Rock and Observation Point Trail. The hike starts at the Weeping Rock trailhead. Many novice hikers go .25 miles to the "Weeping Rocks", a rock alcove with dripping springs. To reach Observation Point is another 4 miles. The climb has 2,200 feet of elevation gain with steep cliffs along the way. The reward is great views of the park.

Half an hour into the hike is this view of the "Big Bend" of the North Fork Virgin River.


Earlier I pasted the "Weeping Rocks".


Most of the trail is paved on this popular route.




Pocked marked sandstone.




This is one trail with many cliffs.






Elevation at the top of the climb.


Looking down into the canyon after four miles of hiking.


The great view from Observation Point.

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