Zion National Park Things to Do

  • Checkerboard Mesa
    Checkerboard Mesa
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  • A well earned drink at 6508 feet
    A well earned drink at 6508 feet
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  • Heading upriver in drysuits
    Heading upriver in drysuits
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    CHECKERBOARD MESA

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Horizontal lines, remnants of ancient sand beds, are etched into a checkerboard pattern by vertical fractures that have been enlarged over the years by runoff from rains & melting snows.

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    It takes forever to carve & form!

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Look at this surface of the vertical walls. Amazing, it took a few hundred million of years to carve! It'd be nice if I could just touch them!

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    Vantage Point

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Zion Canyon is only 15 miles (24 km) long, but it is very dramatic; the northern end known as Narrows only has a mere 20 ft (6 m) separating the towering cliffs!

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    Viewing of the canyon

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Unlike the Grand Canyon where you stand on the rim & look out, Zion Canyon is usually viewed from the bottom looking up.

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    Water

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Here, water percolates through the sandstone until it hits shale & then seep through to the surface of Weeping Rock - after falling as rain on the high plateau above.

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    The element of water

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Water also create subtly dramatic effects. Here, its presence gives life to desert plants undermining their rocky supports.

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    Weeping Rock

    by Ischyros Updated Dec 30, 2002
    Weeping Rock

    Weeping Rock in Zion National Park is a short hike along a paved walkway to a rock alcove that constantly drips water. The alcove offers some wonderful views but you will get dripped on!

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    At the end of the riverside...

    by buzzz Written Feb 25, 2003

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    At the end of the riverside walk serious hiker like to wade through the river to continue their hike to the narrows. It was not advisable on the day we visited though because rain causes flash floods

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    We did a short hike up to...

    by buzzz Written Feb 25, 2003

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    We did a short hike up to Emerald Pools. It's quite steep and not suitable for disabled.
    Just gorgeous scenery.

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