Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Waterfalls in Paradise - Exploring Zion's Backcountry

September 15, 2009, 7:13 am

There are many beautiful waterfalls in Zion National Park, but most visitors never see them because many are in rugged backcountry areas away from Zion Canyon. For the past several year's I've been hiking to and photographing the waterfalls, an interesting hobby that has taken me into beautiful areas far from established roads and trails.

We're now entering my favorite season to hike and explore Zion. The next few weeks will be ideal because crowds are down and temperatures are mild. Days will be warm but not brutally hot. Nights will be pleasantly cool. It is still warm enough to hike in the water, in The Narrows for example, and we are coming into the best season to do dry hikes where you are exposed to the sun. Zion is paradise during the fall.