This is looking through the arch in Hidden Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah.
We missed this little arch on our way into the canyon, it is only about 20 feet tall and tucked away on the right hand side, but that was ok, because it was fun exploring the beautiful little canyon.
The further back into the canyon you go, the tougher the obstacles. I turned around at a place where you need to rely on some left over climbing webbing just to ascend a rockfall. I figured that was good enough, very few people make it towards the back of the canyon, it wouldn’t be a good place to get hurt.
The trail begins at the Weeping Rock shuttle stop. You then follow the Observation Trail for a half mile. The trail to the enterance of Hidden Canyon is about a mile long, and climbs 850 feet. You do get a nice views of the valley floor. The trail is well signed, including the turn-off to Hidden Canyon.
The upper portion of this trail is another one of Zion’s – cut a ledge into the side of a rock cliff and add a chain for people to hold onto trails! The last photo is near the end of the actual trail, as you can see, Janine successfully conquered this one! There are four hikers in the background traversing one of the more exposed areas.