Deep within the canyons of Southern Utah, this alcove gently routes the river around a bend in the steep cliff walls.
Massive stone walls set the course of the Virgin River. As winter snows and summer rains are soaked up by the desert earth, it gradually finds it's way to the bottom of these fortresses, and feeds the life growing within.
Snow Canyon State Park in Southern Utah, doesn't see snow very often. This region is known as Utah's Dixie, and enjoys moderate winter temperatures. When it snows on the sandstone formations of this canyon, it is a special thing to see.
Etched In Gold
The Virgin River helped create Zion Canyon, and sometimes it is hard to imagine how these rugged stone walls give way to the gentle turquoise waters of the Virgin River. A bit of sunlight finds its way to the bottom of this 2000 foot gorge know as the Zion Narrows.
Eye Of The Needle
Following the flow of the Virgin River, the canyon walls bend and give to the power of water.
A large stone blocks the flow of water in the Zion Narrows, but the river still finds it's way downstream, making it's own path as it flows.
The sunlight on the walls of this canyon, seem to reveal a hidden gold deposit.