Tall Tales From The Field

Zion’s Colorful Echo Canyon

Fall colors usually develop  first in Zion at Echo Canyon.  It’s about 1,000 feet higher in elevation than Zion’s main canyon.  Echo Canyon’s sandstone walls soar another 2,000 feet into the distant sky, thereby making it a marvelous trek in autumn.

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

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These sandstone walls rise some 2,000 feet straight up!

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

You are surrounded by color as you walk through Echo Canyon.

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

Fall colors have arrived at Echo Canyon at Zion National Park, Utah

 

The exit out of Echo Canyon leads you to more wonders.

The exit out of Echo Canyon leads you to more wonders.

 

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5 responses

  1. This is so incredibly beautiful, Michael! I’d be squealing with delight if I saw this in person. Those canyon walls sure are impressive!
    You timed your visit perfectly at peak color.

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    November 18, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    • Thanks Eliza. I pretty much have it figured out when and where the colors will peak here at Zion. This year was a week later than last year. Today, the colors were pretty much past peak

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      November 19, 2015 at 12:21 AM

  2. I love Zion, it’s a great NP. I was there in summer, but now I see its beauty with autumn colours, amazing!

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    November 19, 2015 at 1:10 AM

  3. Absolutely gorgeous… you’ve convinced me to visit next Fall. My favorite is the 9th (a horizontal shot) with the lone hiker and awesome tree!

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    November 19, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    • Thanks Denise. Looks like the second week in November is the best week for fall colors at Zion although there is still plenty of color in the park now!

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      November 19, 2015 at 2:17 PM

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