Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weeping Rock, Emerald Pools - Zion National Park

Both, the Weeping Rock and Emerald Pools trials provide spectacular scenery and are very easy and accessible for all ages.

Weeping Rock is an alcove in the cliff, and while water seeps from the top forming a waterfall, a visitor can see it and feel like they’re standing in the alcove. Falling water nourishes delicate plants growing on the rocks that form a unique picture of plants growing upside down. Among large group of wildflowers there were ferns, moss and grasses. Here is the link to Weeping Rock – Zion movie.

There are three Emerlad Pools, Lower, Middle and Upper. The trail is paved and mostly shaded by cottonwood and boxelder trees. Like Weeping Rock, quite a large alcove welcomes the lower pool and water falling from above nourishes plants creating hanging gardens.

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