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Emerald Pools, Zion National Park
(3.4/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • hike to lower and middle Emerald pools - past some wet areas and it was rather neat - pictures can't do it justice and the POOLs left much to desire - could understand that at 1 time - it was emerald ...  more »
  • Very good way, not too long and with moderate climbs. On the road again-beautiful views. Depending on the time of year even more or less water in the pools. Nothing more despite a remarkable hike.
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  • This is absolutely beautiful...wouldn't recommend strollers though, as there are stairs you can climb to see where the little water fall is coming from. BEAUTIFUL!!!