Emerald Pools, Zion National Park
Categories: Geologic Formations, Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Lush green gardens hang off sandstone cliffs, giving Emerald Pools their name. Nestled deep within a canyon inside Zion National Park, the pools feature vegetation of moss and ferns that flank the side of the pool, which is fed by the trickling water sprayed from the falls. A 1.6 km (1 mi) trail initially runs along the river, taking you through forests and waterfalls to the lower pool, which is a 45.7 m (150 ft) ascent. From the lower pool, you can choose from a number of more challenging paths that ascend to the middle and upper pools via a looped-track. Be aware that climbing to the upper pool requires a 106.7 m (350 ft.) ascent. The final stretch is hotter and drier, but can take you to cliffs spanning 91 m (300 ft). To visit Emerald Pools and get the most from your holiday in Zion National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Zion National Park vacation trip planner.
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In Zion hebben mooie wandelingen gemaakt wij hebben de kayenta trail gecombineerd met de emerald Pools . Mooie vergezichten door het dal, mooi omhoog. Het eerste stuk was rustig, later bij de Pools we... read more »In Zion have nice walks we have the kayenta trail combined with the emerald Pools. Scenic views through the Valley, nice up. The first piece was quiet, later at the Polish was the pressure. Later had lunch on the grass at the lodge.show original
The Emerald Pools is a popular hike because it is not extremely difficult and has a paved trail. So, this is one that many families and those with a bit of physical challenge will do - and it's one of... read more »
Disappointing in October, probably better in winter. Very crowded at midday, midweek in October...would totally avoid in peak season.
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