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of sign - Zion National park - Highway 9 near the tunnel
taken- July 2008
trail crosses slickrock slabs of the high desert, a scene of pinyon
pine and juniper, prickly pear, and yucca. Here the only
and animals that thrive, like lizards and bighorn sheep, have
adapted to hot and dry.
hike is also an exercise in scale. There are hints of
canyon-carving along the way, but nothing prepares you for the vast
falls away at your feet at the overlook. At the overlook, a
thousand feet above the Zion Canyon floor, you can see patterns
were not evident before: the greener world along the river and the
sheer volume of canyon the streams have excavated.
overlook at the end of the trail looks across at a panorama of
classic Zion cliffs and sandstone towers.
Distance (round trip) 1.0
This rocky, uneven trail is not for anyone fearful of
heights, although most dropoffs are fenced.
Graphics on the Sign
addition to the text there is a large photo of the canyon overlook
and an inset map and photo of a desert bighorn sheep.
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