The week after Memorial Day is a much better time for Zion NP. The shuttle line that was easily several hours long last Sunday, today had no line at all. Much better way to experience a park. Today I hiked to the Emerald Pools, a short hike with some quite technically challenging parts. I also did the Riverwalk trail, easy and paved. It only served to make me want desperately to hike the Narrows – a 4 mile “trail” almost entirely through the river, into incredibly steep and winding sheer cliff face canyon. I was not prepared today. Hopefully I can go back soon.
View down the canyon from the Emerald Pools trail:
Upper Emerald Pools: