West Rim Trail Above Scout's Lookout
West Rim Trail Above Scout's Lookout. The trail leads off on the right but can be seen on the over side of the valley ascending a slanted path towards the high cliffs in the distance.
West Rim Trail Path
West Rim Trail Path as a scenic curve
West Rim Trail Spectacular Landscape
West Rim Trail Spectacular Landscape with pine trees, deep slot canyons, buttes shooting to the heavens and so much beauty!
Inclined Temple and Dead Tree
Inclined Temple and Dead Tree at dawn.
Burnt Log at Sunset
Burnt Log at Sunset on a lonely slope on Zion's high West Rim Trail.
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point 2
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point 2: another take of the same shot except in horizontal format.
Fonts Point West
Fonts Point West: View of the sunset from the high vantage of Fonts Point
Shadow of Sunset
Shadow of Sunset stretching over the badlands of Fonts Point. These hills and canyons reach far away into Anza Borrego wilderness.
Fonts Point with Fallen Ocotillo
Fonts Point with Fallen Ocotillo: a dead ocotillo bush lies on the edge of this high point overlooking the southern California badlands.
Anza Borrego Railroad Tracks
Anza Borrego Railroad Tracks with Water Tower and a switchpoint. Nobody uses these tracks anymore.
Goat Canyon Trestle Canyon
Goat Canyon Trestle Canyon Looking North
Goat Canyon Trestle and Pipe
Goat Canyon Trestle and Pipe: rusty and failing
West Rim Trail Ascending
West Rim Trail Ascending towards the high cliffs in the distance. The ascent is the most amazing trail I've ever traveled.
West Rim Canyon Walls
West Rim Canyon Walls glow with beautiful reds, oranges and are highlighted by a few towering pine trees here and there. The highest point are more than 1000 above the canyon floor.
East Temple, Castle Dome and Unnamed Peak
East Temple, Castle Dome and Unnamed Peak from left to right, forming three amazing peaks so high above Zion Canyon
West Rim Trail Sunset Scene
West Rim Trail Sunset Scene with extraordinary beauty. A tall solitary tree stands out on a slope with distant cliffs. They catch and mild glowing light of the golden sunset hour.
Sunset Starburst over Phantom Valley
Sunset Starburst over Phantom Valley, which is the unique name to a place below the West Rim Trail and few can ever reach. Ths sunset was wonderful and bright.
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point glows purple in dusk lighting.
Fonts Point Precipice
Fonts Point Precipice juts out above the badlands. The soft light of dusk makes the badlands glow purple.
Fonts Point Detail
Fonts Point Detail shows how the hills just melt away through rain, runoff and gravity.
Sunset at Fonts Point Badlands
Sunset at Fonts Point Badlands: Last light shines on the tops of the badland peaks and ridges.
Hazards along the Carrizo Railway
Hazards along the Carrizo Railway: in the distance two train cars have rolled off the track and into the canyon
Abandoned Railroad Equipment
Abandoned Railroad Equipment at Goat Canyon Trestle
Larger view of Goat Canyon Trestle
Larger view of Goat Canyon Trestle and its' amazing surroundings.
West Rim Trail Trees and Cliffs
West Rim Trail Trees and Cliffs: The trees are one hundred feet high and almost match the serene heights of the cliffs.
West Rim Trail Chiselled into Rock
West Rim Trail Chiselled into Rock goes up the steep cliff in spectacular switch backs with deadly drop offs
Ridge Over Zion
Ridge Over Zion with Behunin Canyon on the far side and Heaps Canyon on the near side.
Orange and Yellow Sunset
Orange and Yellow Sunset from West Rim Trail
West Rim Trail Sunset
West Rim Trail Sunset with an unnamed butte in the foreground and the East Temple in the high distance.
Fonts Point Badlands After Sunset
Fonts Point Badlands After Sunset take on various hues of brown, red, orange, purple, pink and so much more. It's amazing.
Fonts Point and Distant Mountain
Fonts Point and Distant Mountain looking east at sunset.
Fonts Point Ridge
Fonts Point Ridge snaking its' twisted and steep path. This shot is just at sunset.
Fonts Point Maze of Canyons
Fonts Point Maze of Canyons as seen from above
Tunnel on Carrizo Railway
Tunnel on Carrizo Railway going north from the Goat Canyon Trestle
Goat Canyon Trestle and Gordon Smith
Goat Canyon Trestle and Gordon Smith on an adventure!
Goat Canyon and Trestle
Goat Canyon and Trestle with an abandoned railroad car on the far side of the bridge.
Towering Tree On White Cliff
Towering Tree On White Cliff: another view of incredible nature along the West Rim Trail
Dead Tree over West Rim Trail
Dead Tree over West Rim Trail, with Behunin Canyon far below. The vast view goes on forever.
Tree Skeleton over West Rim Trail
Tree Skeleton over West Rim Trail: one of many burnt remains from a fire 10 years earlier. The twisted and complicated tree reaches roughly in all directions.
West Rim Trail Deep Canyons
West Rim Trail Deep Canyons dive deep down into Zion's slot canyons. From above, the buttes create glorious islands in the sky. The highest center point is East Temple.
Glowing Tree Silhouettte
Glowing Tree Silhouettte at sunset along the West Rim Trail
Ocotillo in Orange
Ocotillo in Orange in the badlands of Fonts Point
Meandering Canyons below Fonts Point
Meandering Canyons below Fonts Point snake in every direction. Seeing a rainstorm here would be remarkable.
Fonts Point Sun Burst
Fonts Point Sun Burst at sunset
Fonts Point Sunset Panorama
Fonts Point Sunset Panorama with many 17mm lens shots stitched together to capture this most wide and insanely beautiful sunset over the badlands.
Cactus in Carrizo Gorge
Cactus in Carrizo Gorge. You can see several smaller trestles as the track follows the canyon wall.
Goat Canyon Trestle Crossing
Goat Canyon Trestle Crossing: walking across is a windy experience.
Goat Canyon Trestle Span
Goat Canyon Trestle Span: 600 feet long and 200 feet high!
West Rim Trail through Bushes
West Rim Trail through Bushes in a shady part of the adventure.
West Rim Trail High Scenery
West Rim Trail High Scenery with Mount Majestic and the East Temple. Deep below is Behunin Canyon
Inclined Temple Dawn
Inclined Temple Dawn high over Zion
Sunset West Haze
Sunset West Haze in Zion
Lonely Tree in high Zion
Lonely Tree in high Zion up by the Lava Point campground where the West Rim Trail begins.
Ocotillo in Purple
Ocotillo in Purple Light of Dusk. The skies lit up tonight with soft pastel colors.
Ocotillo on Edge
Ocotillo on Edge at Fonts Point
Fonts Point Glow
Fonts Point Glow at Sunset
Ocotillo Over Fonts Point as late afternoon turns to sunset.
Carrizo Gorge and Railway
Carrizo Gorge and Railway. You can see several smaller trestles as the track follows the canyon wall.
Goat Canyon Trestle View
Goat Canyon Trestle View showing that going north is actually a gradual downhill ride.
Goat Canyon Trestle Shadow in Monochrome