The Voyage of the Elements

Subway Canyon in Zion National Park in Utah is a unique rock formation in the lower reaches of the Left Fork of the North Creek, a tributary of the Virgin River that flows through Zion. On a larger scale, Zion National Park is located on the western margin of the Colorado Plateau. The Subway is one of the most beautiful slot canyons in the region, incised deeply into the Navajo Sandstone, a rock formation dating back to the time of the dinosaurs more than 190 million years ago.

It’s a uniquely emotional moment having made it all the way there in time to witness the sandstone walls light up golden for a few minutes. Together with the flowing water and its equally unique colors, this creates an atmosphere allowing to experience the eternal journey of the elements.

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