Zion National Parks in Utah
山勢高聳,拔地而起。

Kolob Canyon in northwest part of Zion National Park. Kolob Canyon is a separate canyon on northwest side of
Zion National Park. More detail information and more photos are on my Travelogue web page at:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Kolob_Canyon.html
群峰競秀, 空谷幽長, 人間仙境的奇景。

Spectacular view of lower Zion Canyon, including Zion's famous Switchbacks, the Beehives, West Temple, East
Temple, Towers of the Virgin and the Streaked Wall as viewed from Canyon Overlook in Zion National Park in
Utah.

360-degree panoramic views from this Canyon Overlook can be seen at:

http://
www.360cities.net/image/zion-national-park-november-2009#13.21,3.39,70.0

Another very impressive picture from Canyon Overlook can be seen at:

http://
www.zionnational-park.com/images/album2/pages/zion-national-park-f_jpg.htm
Kolob Terrace in Zion National Park. From Virgin on Highway 9, take Kolob Terrace Road to go north to tour the
Kolob Terrace region of Zion National Park.
Kolob Terrace in Zion National Park
老林在 Zion 國家公園的觀景台上留影。

A picture of me (Sing Lin) at Canyon Overlook for breathtaking views of lower Zion Canyon, including Zion's
famous Switchbacks, the Beehives, West Temple, East Temple, Towers of the Virgin and the Streaked Wall in
Zion National Park. It required hiking on half mile trail and walking above the winding deep narrow of Pine Creek
to reach this fantastic Canyon Overlook at the Great Arch. The Trailhead is located immediately east of the 1.1
mile long famous Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel by the ranger booth (i.e., east portal of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel ).
It begins with charming steps, carved into sandstone, that climb above the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. The winding
trail travels along the deep Pine Creek Canyon, a popular canyoneering route and the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.
In our April 2003 trip, I got on this hiking trail to enjoy the awesome views on Canyon Overlook.

A more detailed description of this half-mile hiking trail to reach the Canyon Overlook with a trail map and 23
pictures along the trail  is at the following web page:

http://
www.hikespeak.com/trails/canyon-overlook-hike-zion/
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奇峰峻嶺,雄偉的美景。

Magnificent view at Springdale, the South Entrance to Zion National Park.

In our April 2012 tour of eastern California, Nevada and Utah, we also got on a tour van in Las Vegas to tour
Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah on April 23, 2012. This is my second tour of Zion
National Park. My first tour was in early April 2003. Therefore, this web page includes photos from both tours in
2003 and 2012.
橫穿 Zion-Mt. Carmel 山脈的絕壁隧道長廊, 整條絕壁長廊蜿蜒盤旋,忽明忽暗,每隔一
段就會有鑿開的通風洞口,供你觀望洞外的奇特景致, 體會這雄壯奇偉的千仞絕壁景觀。

The hole at the lower part of the red rock cliff is one of several windows of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel that
bores through the hard rock inside the red rock cliff.  These windows are called galleries to provide light and
ventilation through the canyon wall to the outside air. Highway 9 (UT-9, Zion-Mt. Camel Scenic Highway) in and
near Zion is beautiful on its own but this special tunnel with several windows on the cliff adds an extra treat! This
tunnel follows the profile of the deep Pine Creek Canyon wall at a consistent distance of 21 feet (6.4 m) from
the outside face of the rock to the centerline of the tunnel. The tunnel followed by the massive Switchbacks
takes visitors from a high plateau on east side down into the lower Zion Canyon on west side surrounded by
awesome views in every direction.

At the bottom of the switchbacks in the lower Zion Canyon, I took a movie scan of the awesome views as shown
in the following YouTube website:

http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftU7HlowW-U&list=UUPaRXyMqcsjr-ds5rK8Myfg&index=1&feature=plcp
Checkerboard pattern on rock cliff on east side of Zion National park.

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel divides Zion National Park with the red colored rock on the west side and the
patterned white slick rock on the east other.
The entrance to Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park.

Movie clips of going through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel followed by the Switchbacks with fantastic views can be
seen at the following YouTube websites:

http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv123YkB6Lc&feature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCkxwklnbxI&feature=related


More views of the Switchbacks and going through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel can be seen in the following
YouTube website:

http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3afby2q5nw&feature=related
壯麗的丹霞地貌,峽谷非常的高聳壯觀,陡峭的巖壁,鬼斧神工般的
奇景令人驚歎!

Fantastic views while driving on the famous and massive Switchbacks on the Zion-Mt. Camel Scenic Highway in
Zion National Park can be seen at the following YouTube website:

http://
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cByMsZrYq9w&feature=related
The arch-shaped overhang on the orange east wall of Pine Creek Canyon. Canyon Overlook stands directly
above this formation, known as The Great Arch. The picture of me with the steel guard rail on the Canyon
Overlook shown above is above this Great Arch.
Impressive geological wonders crowd the narrow Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and the switchbacks.
More fantastic views along the massive switchbacks on Zion-Mt. Camel Scenic Highway.

Map: Click here for an interactive Google Map showing location of Zion National Park
More slick rocks on east side of Zion National Park.
Zoom in on one of the female big horn sheep on the slick rock in east side of Zion National Park.
From the window of our tour van, we saw a group of big horn sheep in the east side of Zion National Park.
No journey to Zion is complete without experiencing the thrill of the massive Switchbacks and of the Canyon
Overlook!
Fantastic views along scenic Highway 9 in and near Zion National Park.
On April 23, 2012, we toured Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park on the same day. My photos
and stories on Bryce Canyon National Park are at the following web page:

http://
www.shltrip.com/Bryce_Canyon_and_Red_Canyon.html
Map Source: http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/upload/Zion-Park-Map-Website.pdf

This enlarged detailed map of Zion National Park shows the extent of the massive switchbacks on the Zion-Mt.
Camel Scenic Highway.

The switchbacks can also be seen clearly on the following impressive photos from the Cannyon Overllok above
the Great Arch:

http://
www.zionnational-park.com/images/album2/pages/zion-national-park-f_jpg.htm
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