Thursday, August 13, 2015

Video of Zion N.P.’s Emerald Pools

Day hikers can enjoy a natural hanging gardens in the desert on the Emerald Pools Trails in Zion National Park.

A combination of paths meander 2.4 miles through a desert oasis in which waterfalls over red sandstone support a lush array of vegetation around three pools. Among the plants are ferns, mosses and a variety of flowers, but even fragrant juniper, oak, pinyon, cottonwood and boxelder trees can be spotted in alcoves and notches.

Here’s a video of the Emerald Pools:

Also see:
Article more fully describing the trail

Learn more about national park day hiking trails in my Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks guidebook.