Waterfalls, they're just falling water, so why are they so inspirational?
If you ever get the chance to visit Zion National Park in Utah, I strongly suggest you head to Observation Point. The hike begins on the valley floor at the Weeping Rock trailhead, and rises some 2,150 feet on a wonderful 4 mile (each way) long trail. The first mile or so has you zig-zagging back and forth up the steep mountain face. Here's the view looking back down...
As the trail heads into the canyon, look to your left over the edge to see a maze that flood water has carved over the years.
The canyon walls almost seem to glow like the colors of an oil painting!
Be careful not to get your feet wet (like we did) while navigating this stream crossing.
You just might find yourself stopping to admire the dark canyons along the way.
One of the locals...
A nice valley with views towards the east entrance of the park.
As you climb the steep trail, you get a sneak peak of what's to come.
Portions of the trail, although plenty wide, have lots of exposure which can be nerve-racking to people with a healthy fear of heights (like me)!
Once you make your way to Observation Point you are treated to this unbelievable view down Zion Canyon. Jutting out from the right is Angels Landing, another rewarding day hike with chains to hold onto in the exposed sections, leading you to the end that would otherwise be most dangerous to get to.
The breathtaking views go on and on, making this one hike you won't want to miss!