Zion National Park’s series of three Upper, Middle and Lower Emerald Pools Trails combine for a loop hike of approximately 2.6 miles.
Along the way visitors will experience not only the most dazzling panoramas of this section of the Zion Canyon, but also natural pools formed by waterfalls. (The waterfalls today were not quite as spectacular as those pictured here–but still magnificent.)
The difficulty of the hike goes from easy (Lower Trail) to moderate (Middle Trail) to a little more of a vertical climb (Upper Trail).
The Emerald Pools Trail system was completed in 1925 and named due to the green tint the algae gives the three pools, according to Zion National Park.com
Image: Bo Beck/Zion National Park.com