Watery Wednesday #158: Riverside Walk

The Virgin River near the beginning of Riverside Walk. June 18, 2011.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

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During the summer visitors to Zion National Park have to take a shuttle to visit the places along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.  The last shuttle stop, Temple of Sinawava, is also the trailhead for Riverside Walk.

Riverside Walk follows the Virgin River along a canyon which gets more and more narrow as we hike up stream.

The river became much narrower and dropped over rocks and ledges as we hiked up stream. June 18, 2011.

As we move up the canyon, we start seeing more cascades and drops along the narrowing canyon.  It’s hard to remember that this pretty little stream actually carved the canyon we were walking through.

The Virgin River near The Narrows. High water prevented us from going any further up the canyon. Zion National Park, Utah. June 18, 2011.

The trail was closed because of high water before we got to the narrowest part of the canyon, but we still got to enjoy the beauty all around us.

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20 Responses to “Watery Wednesday #158: Riverside Walk”

  1. magicalmysticalteacher Says:

    I love the wild canyons of the West, especially if there’s at least a trickle of water flowing through them!


    Water in a drop of rain,
    Water swirling down the drain;
    Water clinging to the trees,
    Water filling up the seas;
    Water frozen, water free,
    Water is the stuff for me!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Fountain of a Famous Man

  2. Tanya Says:

    such beautiful scenery there…what a great hike that must have been!

  3. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Awesome scene. The power of water is beyond understanding.

  4. tmhHoover Says:

    Just wonderful images! I don’t often come by this blog and I guess I should!! My husband and I are looking forward to a trip to Zion Oct 8-12th. We are hoping to do several hikes while there. I think I will email you for suggestions. (If I don’t forget.) We lived in Utah 25 years ago (while my husband was getting his Masters at U of U) and visited most of the desert park out west while there. We only were in Zion once and I am looking forward to going back.

  5. Mildred Says:

    Fun to see your photos as I have never been to this area of the country!

  6. Kim, USA Says:

    Very beautiful place. Does this place sometimes get flooded?

    Watery Wednesday

  7. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    That is a lot of water!!!! Gorgeous photos George.

  8. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    Really lovely place to walk!

  9. Sandra Says:

    I enlarged that first one to see the Indians and the cowboys, could not find them. I love the shot anyway

  10. dayphoto Says:

    Your peach festival looks like ever so much fun. Love your river walk…you live in a most beautiful area that I hope to see someday.


  11. Tricia Says:

    That’s the area where that kid was trapped for 5 days & they made that movie ‘127 hours’ – good movie, but I felt so sorry for him…

    It sure is beautiful country there… beautiful shots, George! =)

  12. Rose Says:

    That last shot is stunning.

    Morning Dew Kisses

  13. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    That river actually carved the canyon, amazing! I guess it took thousands of years. Great pictures.

  14. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such a gorgeous place and what a perfect place to walk/hike! It does have quite a history. Always enjoy so much the trips you take us on, George! Terrific captures for the day! Hope your week is going well!


  15. Rose Says:

    This looks like a wonderful place to explore!

  16. mary Says:

    You guys take so many neat trips! These are beautiful watery photos.

  17. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What beautiful watery captures. They are really neat when enlarged.

  18. The Incredible Woody Says:

    One day I WILL hike The Narrows!

  19. ladyfi Says:

    What a fabulous walk! Love the watery shots – like dreamy paintings.

  20. sartenada Says:

    What photos! They are so terrific. I admired them in bigger format and enjoyed them with full heart.

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