Autumn in Zion

I took about a week in Zion National Park in Utah. I was skeptical about going to Zion after having such a great time in the eastern Sierra, but that quickly changed. When I go out photographing I never know what I am going to find. While in Zion I found great autumn colors. But one day we had snow at the higher elevations.

Roots – Eastern Canyons of Zion

While driving in Zion, the day after the storm, I saw cars covered with snow coming from the higher elevations. I made up my mind to drive to the snow. I ended up in Bryce Canyon National Park at an elevation of about 8,000 feet.

Winter Wind in the Trees
Alone on a Hill
Winter Pines
Hoodoos of Bryce

After a day in the snow, I returned to the canyons of Zion. The storm had briefly filled some of the washes, taking away footprints and leaving patterns in the sand. The two colorful leaves in the photo below were placed there by me. The small brown leave was placed there by nature.

Sandy Wash after the Storm
Cliff Dwellers

On the following day I visited a higher elevation canyon in Zion and found the area delightfully dusted with snow from the days before.

Frosting of Snow
Dancers in a Snowy Meadow
Frosty Leaves
Tracks – I was initially drawn to the rocks in the colorful sand. The tracks were an added bonus.

To see more photo from this collection, click here.

8 thoughts on “Autumn in Zion

  1. The first whispers of winter. Great collection of photos. Received your 2023 calendar. It’s another collection of beautiful photos of the places we like to visit. Thank you!

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