The colors are disappearing fast at Zion National Park. Lack of rain here(rained once in last 2 months) has muted the colors.
A few shots from in and around Gooseberry and Hurricane Mesas.
From the last two weeks.
Kolob Terrace is a high-elevation area in and around Zion National Park. Unfortunately, I got up there a bit late for peak fall colors but this wilderness spot is special nonetheless.
This Juniper Tree always get my attention when at the Big Bend area of Zion National Park.
The fall colors invaded the main part of Zion National Park, at the 4,200 foot level.
The Red Bull Rampage is an annual mountain biking competition here in Virgin, Utah. This was the 12th edition and is fast becoming a very popular event worldwide. These extreme riders defy the laws of gravity and common sense physics. Einstein would have trouble figuring out how these mountain bikers do what they do. As some nearby dudes said, it was narley, rad, sick and massive. The photos pretty much give you a good idea of the competition and scene. SPOILER ALERT- Kurt Sorge won the event for an unprecedented third time. This competition was filmed and will be shown on NBC on December 24th.
Below is a aerial view of the course which shows massive dropoffs!
Or one narley ride by Antoine Bizet who was the crowd’s choice as the winner.
A professional landscaper couldn’t put this together. Nature at work at Zion National Park. Fall colors in the main Zion Canyon should be popping in the next week or two!
At Zion National Park! I’ve lived here for 8 years and have never seen the fall colors as vibrant on Zion’s Eastside as I have this year. More to come.