Zion’s Many Many Pools Trail


Up on the Eastside of Zion National Park is an unmarked and unpublicized trail that offers a different look than the rest of the park. The Many Pools Trail is exactly what the name implies. A bunch of pools or potholes carved through erosion into the soft sandstone. The recent May rains have filled the pools and provided some great reflections. And in the spring you will find nature at work in the form of one little amphibian. The Canyon Tree Frog makes its home in these pools and I have photographed it and recorded its sounds that will be highlighted in my next post.  But for now, enjoy the landscape of their home.

 

The wash that leads to the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

The wash that leads to the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

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The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The landscape is reflected in the still waters of the potholes on the Many Pools Trail at Zion National Park, Utah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 comments

  1. Great trail; well photographed. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Breathtaking Wow!!! Thank you, Michael!

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  3. Beautiful photos and trail. How did you find it? Is it easy to find? I’d love to hike it!

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  4. These beautiful pools add a lot to this already amazing landscape. Looking forward to seeing the frogs!

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  5. Oh wowie, those reflections in the little pools are just amazing. You must have each time aimed for just that right angle to get them in.

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  6. These are fantastic reflections and landscapes, Michael. Beautifully composed and executed.

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  7. Beautiful place and photos!

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  8. Wow! I love these! What a wonderful place to be.

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  9. Mind blowing… Each and every one.

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  10. I’m thinking that “Many Pools Trail” must be a translation of an original native (Hopi? Anasazi? Pueblo?) term. Do you know what it might be? Zion is quite high on my life wish list, and I hope that I can make it some day!

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