Hiking Hidden Canyon Trail at Zion

October 9, 2017

Zion National Park 

 

“Come to the edge," he said.

"We can't, we're afraid!" they responded.

"Come to the edge," he said.

"We can't, We will fall!" they responded.

"Come to the edge," he said.

And so they came.

And he pushed them.

And they flew.”

 

Apollinaire 

 

 

This is only a 2.4 mile hike, but the first mile has a series of switchbacks that take hikers up an 850 foot elevation gain.  There are sheer drop-offs and amazing views along the trail. There was one large rock near the end of the trail we had to scramble over.  The hike was hard mostly because of the midday direct sunlight and 100 degree temperatures.  

 

The trail begins at Weeping Rocks and leads into the crevice between Cable Mountain and the Great White Throne.

 

 

 

 We (Amy) had to take lots of breaks on the way up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The drop-offs are incredible.

 See the trail on the right?

 

 

 

 

 The section of trail pictured above is not for daydreamers! 

Look how tiny the shuttle busses look down below! 

 

 

 So, there was a tarantula on the trail.  We are both pretty big wimps when it comes to spiders, but this one was fascinating. 

 

 

 

We spent a lot of time watching this owl, and a baby owl nearby.  The owl was perched above the tarantula.

 

 

 Spoiler alert... this is the arch at the end of the trail. 

 

 

Jeff's Beer Pick: Uinta Brewing Hop Nosh IPA ABV 7.3 IBU 82.4

 

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