Approaching Zion National Park from the south.
Ghost town of Grafton
Great spot - just above a creek.
A wild turkey looking for a snack at the park's vistor center.
All these pictures are inside Zion Canyon. You have to park and take the shuttle, which is very efficient and much better than driving.
Looking north towards Big Bend and the Temple of Sinawava, named because the circle of high cliffs look like a temple, with a huge column of rock (the pulpit) in the middle.
Same spot, looking south down the canyon.
Three waterfalls, if you look carefully.
Hiking closer to them.
Lower Emerald Falls
The lower falls drop over this cliff, hence the railing.
Upper Emerald Falls
On my way out of the park. Canyons everywhere and people in wetsuits hiking, swimming and climbing through them.
Next I headed to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The road was closed, so I tried a few different dirt roads. Too much snow still, about 3-4 miles from the rim. Bad luck.
On the AZ/Utah border heading north towards Bryce Canyon.
Off road shortcut...very sticky red clay after so much rain.
Back in civilization. Cannonville, Utah.
Got up early the next morning to beat the crowds into Bryce Canyon.