Thursday, July 30, 2009

Zion NP

And now, it is the turn for the real Zion Canyon. Zion NP is located only 2 hours away from Las Vegas and it is one of the most beautiful canyons in the USA. If you like amazing red-rock landscapes, this is the place for you.

The canyon is a really beautiful place of breathtaking views:

I went for a hike to Emerald Pools, and it was really beautiful everywhere. The highlights of that hike are the Upper and Lower Pool. In the upper pool, you get to the base of a complete vertical rock wall.

Have a look how vertical that is!! It can't get more vertical ;)

In the lower pool, there is an amazing passage where the trail gets down the cliff and water falling like a little waterfall... quite impressive!

There were many scenic stops of real beauty. I specially liked the "Three Fathers". So similar mountains, one next to the other!!

Or the central part of the canyon, where it gets more beautiful:

And this is the "Weeping Rock". Water comes out of the rock and feels like raining! A very interesting place:

And some extra panorama just at the edge of the national park, going towards Bryce Canyon.

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