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The most popular hiking trail in Zion National Park is the Emerald Pools Trail, starting across from the Zion Lodge and crossing the Upper Virgin River by a wood foot bridge. The trail meanders upwards along cliff edges. The Lower Pool is only half a mile away, the Middle Pool one mile, and the Upper Pool one and a half miles requiring a 350 foot elevation gain.

This image is of the Middle Emerald Pool where shallow streams cross the trail before spilling over the lip of a cliff. The Middle Pools are created by Behunin Canyon watershed, one of Zion's driest canyoneering routes, and the Heaps Canyon watershed one of the most difficult canyoneering routes.

The center view here is Red Arch Mountain. Next door is Lady Mountain which has one of the first original trails. And looking north, it is possible to glimpse Mount Majestic and Cathedral Mountain.

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  • Copyright: Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 966 W: 1 N: 2387] (9767)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1984-10-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-04-10 6:57
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