The Virgin River, Zion National Park

There are two things that make Zion National Park as unique as it is: the great red sandstone cliffs and the Virgin River.

Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah
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I made a few images using a low angle perspective that would allow me to capture both the river and the red walls, and that usually meant getting some green trees in there too. I would love to come back here in the fall when the leaves turn colour to get some yellows in the mix.

Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah

There are some great hiking trails in the park, but you don’t have to go to any extreme effort to make images like these. There is a shuttle bus that takes you from one end of the park to the other (which makes it very convenient to not have to find parking everywhere) and you will see scenes like these at every stop just steps from the road.

Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah

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  1. Nolan says

    I have to admit. That’s wonderful. Thanks for informing about the hiking trail. I’m fond of hiking. Yeah!!

    • says

      Hi Joe, oh you really should visit and strike that one off your list. Next week I’ll have some images of Bryce Canyon National Park which is really close to Zion. There are so many things to see in a short distance in Utah. Thanks for the comments.

  2. says

    The rich greens against the red sandstone are a lovely combination. I like the way you’ve handles the water – that silky feel somehow adds to the feeling of peace and quiet and ‘getting away from it all’ with time to spare.
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