West Rim Trail Sunset Scene
December 2016: 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.
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 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.
Yellow Clouds and Mount Kinesava
Yellow Clouds and Mount Kinesava compete with one another in the sunset sky.
Cactus, Cloud and Kinesava
Cactus, Cloud and Kinesava: Zion Park scenery with the great cliffs of Mount Kinesava at sunset.
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.
Mount Kinesava Red Sunset
Mount Kinesava Red Sunset: Red and pink clouds fills the sky over Mount Kinesava, the southern-most mountain in Zion National Park, Utah. Prickly cactus and sagebrush fill the land.
Cactus and Mount Kinesava
Cactus and Mount Kinesava taken at sunset.
West Rim Panorama
West Rim Panorama including Mount Majestic, East Temple, Castle Dome and other unnamed peaks.
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
Sunset Delicate at Mount Kinesava
Sunset Delicate at Mount Kinesava. After the sun went below the horizon, I kept shooting in the soft light of dusk, catching pink hues in the clouds and the highlights in the nearby cactus.
Rockville, Utah and surrounding cottonwood trees
Dawn Over Zion's West Rim Trail
Dawn Over Zion's West Rim Trail: this panorama captures much of the vast West Rim views into Zion National Park. The great right and left forks of the North Creek form here. Ivins Mountain and the Inclined Temple catch the morning light of sunrise.
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.
Kinesava in Purple
Kinesava in Purple: The last hues of color (purple) in the clouds above Mount Kinevasa. This Zion hike is beautiful and fun.
Autumn Cottonwood Tree
Autumn Cottonwood Tree beside the Virgin River
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.
Zion Kinesava Sunset
January 2016: Zion Kinesava Sunset: Cactus and the glorious Mount Kinesava in Zion's high desert. This awesome sunset was so beautiful. What a great place to hike.
Kinesava and Cactus
Kinesava and Cactus: Dusk with pink clouds in the sky, Mount Kinesava in Zion is scenic, beautiful and unforgettable.
Tree and Field
Tree and Field near Rockville, Utah