Time  3 hours 23 minutes

Coordinates 613

Uploaded January 26, 2016

Recorded January 2016

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near Zion Lodge, Utah (United States)

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Route taken on 05/05/2015
On our trip made by the United States to travel the country from coast to coast for a month, starting from the East coast, from Atlantic City in New Jersey, crossing the Appalachians to go down to New Orleans and up through Texas to the reddish lands of Arizona and Utah to finish arriving in California, on the West Coast, and after traveling more than 9,000 km of highway crossing 16 states, we have visited many of the most significant national parks that dot this vast and incredible nation.
Among all of them, we decided to dedicate a day to make a route on foot and leave the car parked for 24 hours, choosing the Zion National Park for such an event. Zion Park in a beautiful and majestic enclave located in the southwest of the state of Utah where the color of the rock varies from red ocher to white ivory in an incredible landscape of green valleys and gigantic cliffs.
We go to the Zion Canyon where we spend the night in a campsite to enter the next day in the same early morning. Due to the short length of the routes we decided to join the Emerald Pools Trail with the Angels Landing route to enjoy a wider panorama of this beautiful valley. We will depart from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center on the Scenic Drive bus that runs through the canyon that forms the Virgin River to the Temple of Sinawava to the north, and down at Zion Lodge, where the Emerald Pools Trail begins. We cross the bridge that crosses the Virginia River and we take the path that goes to the right along a paved track, the Lower Emerald Pool Trail. The road turns to the left and goes up to a beautiful corridor dug in the rock under a small waterfall, the Lower Emerald Pool, we will go up to the upper lakes of the Middle Emerald Pool and from there ascend a path of sand and earth to the bottom of huge vertical rock walls next to the small lake of the Upper Emerald Pool.
We go back to the Middle Emerald Pool where we will connect with the Kayenta Trail that will take us along the river to the opposite shore of The Grotto, beginning of the Angels Landing route. We will continue along the West Rim Trail and ascend towards the Refrigerator Canyon, a narrow and narrow gorge that we will cross enchanted and that will take us to the start of Walters Wiggles, a vertiginous section in zigzag that we will climb calmly and that will lead us to Scout Lookout, where The Angels Landing Trail begins and the entire ridge to the top. We will advance on rock by the vertex of this enormous mass in an ascent that is narrowing considerably, but that has been well supplied with chains and safety systems to help in the climbs and mitigate the sensation of vertigo that can generate to those who are sensitive to heights. In the blink of an eye we will arrive to the top of Angels Landing from where we contemplate an impressive view of the entire canyon.
We spent a considerable time delighting in this immense panorama, photographing every corner and enjoying the moment. Once refitted, we will retrace the road until we return to the bridge of The Grotto, crossing to the other side and ending the route, waiting for the bus that will take us to the bottom of the canyon.
  • Photo of 001 Zion Lodge
  • Photo of 001 Zion Lodge
001 Zion Lodge
  • Photo of 002 Lower Emerald Pool Trail
002 Lower Emerald Pool Trail
  • Photo of 003 Lower Emerald Pool
  • Photo of 003 Lower Emerald Pool
  • Photo of 003 Lower Emerald Pool
003 Lower Emerald Pool
  • Photo of 004 Middle Emerald Pool
004 Middle Emerald Pool
  • Photo of 005 Upper Emerald Pool
  • Photo of 005 Upper Emerald Pool
  • Photo of 005 Upper Emerald Pool
005 Upper Emerald Pool
  • Photo of 006 Kayenta Trail
  • Photo of 006 Kayenta Trail
006 Kayenta Trail
  • Photo of 007 West Rim Trail
  • Photo of 007 West Rim Trail
007 West Rim Trail
  • Photo of 008 Refrigerator Canyon
  • Photo of 008 Refrigerator Canyon
  • Photo of 008 Refrigerator Canyon
  • Photo of 008 Refrigerator Canyon
008 Refrigerator Canyon
  • Photo of 009 Walters Wiggles
009 Walters Wiggles
  • Photo of 010 Scout Lookout
  • Photo of 010 Scout Lookout
010 Scout Lookout
  • Photo of 011 Angels Landing Trail
  • Photo of 011 Angels Landing Trail
  • Photo of 011 Angels Landing Trail
  • Photo of 011 Angels Landing Trail
011 Angels Landing Trail
  • Photo of 012 Angels Landing
012 Angels Landing
  • Photo of 013 The Grotto
Zion National Park

6 comments

  • Photo of Mário Ramos

    Mário Ramos Jan 30, 2016

    Parabéns! Que lugares fantásticos!

  • Photo of INNISFREE

    INNISFREE Jan 31, 2016

    Muchas gracias, Mario. Realmente este planeta está plagado de rincones increíbles que merecen la pena descubrir.

  • RedRockCC Apr 6, 2016

    Great pic! https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-senderismo/zion-canyon-emerald-pools-angels-landing-12078067/photo-7402028

  • Photo of arc33

    arc33 Aug 21, 2016

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Realmente los paisajes son inmejorables.

  • Photo of Pedro Morales Gimeno

    Pedro Morales Gimeno Oct 16, 2016

    Que casualidad. Me acabo de bajar uma ruta de Mario Ramos y veo un comentario suyo aqui. Me apunto a esta ruta fantastica para el proximo verano. Donde me aconsejad dormir que no sea en tienda? Un saludo a ambis

  • Photo of INNISFREE

    INNISFREE Oct 23, 2016

    Hay algún hotel en la zona, pero están muy solicitados y son caros. Deberás reservar con mucha antelación.

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