Zion: Highlands of the Kolob Terrace
There’s a high wall of rock that ends up in many of my photos of the Kolob Terrace, and everyone else’s. Rising above Lee Valley it blocks much of the view from the valley floor but lights up a fiery red at sunset. There are not any trails that will take you to this rampart of the park but eventually I decided to try and get there. Since then I’ve made several trips to the area and eventually I made it all the way down the length of terrace, off the edge and back around the bottom. I prefer the high wildlands of Zion over the deep and beautiful canyons and this area is a great example of that kind of terrain.
Some delicate formations not to be used as handholds.
A view from through the arch and one of the really interesting plants that grows in isolated places in the highlands. Does anyone know what it is?
A close up of some of the fine textures on the rock in this area of the park.