Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

 

This road leads to the tunnel at the east entrance

Back in the day. It burned down in 1966.

In 1967 this new lodge was built

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerald Pool

 

 

 

 

Weeping wall

Upper Emerald Pool

 

 

 

 

Winding Virgin River below

 

 

 

 

 

Len patiently waiting on me as I take pictures and enjoy the...

Shadows of the mountains

 

 

 

Back at the Visitor Center


Late this afternoon we walked the loop to the Emerald Pools and then out via Kayenta Trail. It was a 2 1/2 mile hike with a fair amount of climbing through sand and over sand covered rocks. It was a good workout. The ponds didn't have much water in them, but you could certainly imagine when it rains here that it would be an impressive place. The late afternoon sun reflecting on the surrounding mountains and Virgin river made for a beautiful trip through the canyon.

This was our last visit to the park. Tomorrow we are taking the Kolob Terrace Rd. in search of fall colors.



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