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Emerald Pools, Zion National Park

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#5 of 16 in Nature in Zion National Park
Geologic Formation · Hidden Gem · Waterfall
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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). Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Emerald Pools by using our Zion National Park itinerary tool.
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  • The night before it snowed, the type of 30-35 degree snow that sticks to trees, shrubs, rocks and facilities outlining all in a feathery white. While the hike, which can be divided into portions of.....  more
    The night before it snowed, the type of 30-35 degree snow that sticks to trees, shrubs, rocks and facilities outlining all in a feathery white. While the hike, which can be divided into portions of.....  more »
  • Beautiful mature spring spa. Three pools, but only in Emerald you can swim.the rest two are closed. Blue is too hot (50 Celsius degrees) and Crystal is without access. Emerald pool is mostly used by.....  more
    Beautiful mature spring spa. Three pools, but only in Emerald you can swim.the rest two are closed. Blue is too hot (50 Celsius degrees) and Crystal is without access. Emerald pool is mostly used by.....  more »
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  • What can I say! It's gorgeous! It's a moderate hike not too bad, at least for me that do hikes. The lower pool is nice but the little water fall is the main attraction. However the upper pool is the real main thing. It's has a bigger waterfall and you can take pictures there. You can enjoy the gorgeous view while hiking. This trail is a loop and it took me around 2hrs to do it.
  • Amazing! amazing! Amazing! It was such a cool hike. It's a little rough not that hard. A little slippery with the slippery ice in this snow. I want to try it out in this summer. I definitely will be back... It's just beautiful something I'm definitely coming back to.

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