The Subway canyon, Zion National Park, Utah, USA
© Stan Moniz/Tandem Stills + Motio
Info. Zion National Park
Today we’re visiting Utah’s Zion National Park, the third most-visited national park in the United States. This park is beloved for its steep red cliffs, maze of sandstone canyons and waterfalls with colourful hanging gardens. Visitors here can walk for ages, ducking into crevices and resting in canyons once occupied by the Ancestral Puebloans.
The canyon in our image is called ‘The Subway’ as it is reminiscent of a subway tunnel. To get here requires some technical experience, or at least a guide. The route involves bouldering, climbing down waterfalls, possibly abseiling and a 14-kilometre round-trip hike on a trail which is a running stream with parts so deep, hikers have to wade or swim, depending on water levels. But all that work will be worth it in the end for a photo like this.