The banks of the Virgin River are lovely places to relax, especially since the water is too cold to get in without protecting yourself. #optoutside #zion #beprepared
The East Temple rises above the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway as seen from the switchbacks that lead up to the tunnel. #notthatkindoftemple
The water in the Emerald Pools is spring fed. We haven't had rain in over a month and there is still a little water flowing from the middle pools to the lower pools, creating this waterfall. Over the winter, melting snow will supplement this flow and help recharge the springs. To really see this waterfall gushing, you have to be here when it is raining!
Last week, the National Park Service announced a proposal to start charging peak season entrance fees in 2018. Zion and sixteen other highly visited parks will increase their entrance fees to $70 during the five-month peak season. The newly generated revenue will be used to improve the aging infrastructure of our national parks.
Read the full news release at go.nps.gov/feechange
Public comments on the proposal can be submitted through Thanksgiving
or by mail: 1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop: 2346
Washington, DC, 20240
The trail to Weeping Rock is short but steep. The velvet ash and bigtooth maple color the way this time of year. #zion #fallcolors #easytrails