Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah. Photo by Marshall Robinson.
Beautiful hanging gardens decorate an alcove in Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone along the Riverside Walk trail at the mouth of The Narrows in Zion National Park. Rainwater seeps down through porous sandstone until it flows laterally along a less-porous rock layer, ultimately trickling out of the canyon wall.
ZION NATIONAL PARK — Nine hikers were temporarily trapped Tuesday morning after a rockfall on the Hidden Canyon Trail in Zion National Park, officials said.
(KUTV) — On Sunday afternoon, two visitors were injured by a rockfall at Zion National Park.
The Zion-Mount Carmel Highway between Canyon Junction and the east entrance to the park is now open after being closed when a house-size boulder came loose from heavy rains and crashed onto the highway Wednesday.
The flash flooding was reported in Zion National Park and near Mount Carmel, according to the National Weather Service. Park officials reported that all of the roads in Zion National Park were closed as of 3 p.m. due to the extreme weather.
POTD July 12, 2016: Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah.
Photographer: Paul Inkenbrandt; © 2016
Gooseberry Mesa, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: J. Lucy Jordan; © 2016
Sunset on Gooseberry Mesa shines golden light on cliffs of Triassic-age Shinarump Conglomerate and the underlying slope-forming Moenkopi Formation. White cliffs and peaks in the distance are thrones and temples of Zion National Park, formed of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone.
The Sentinel, a sandstone formation on Zion Canyon’s western wall, was once much larger.
Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah
Photographer: Adam McKean; © 2015
Towering 1,488 feet above the canyon floor, Angels Landing is a joint-controlled resistant fin of Jurassic-age Navajo Sandstone, carved out by the incised North Fork Virgin River. A popular, but steep and exposed, hiking trail guides park visitors along the sheer fin to inspiring views of Zion Canyon.