Upper Emerald Pools Trail
Little Mountaineers Rating: Moderate (2.2 mile round trip to upper falls, 436 ft elevation change, uphill climb, some rocky/sandy areas)
We have visited Zion National Park during every season except for winter. So last month when we were traveling to Southern Utah over Christmas break we decided to check it out! We had the lovely opportunity to meet Arika with ZionAdventurePhotog and had her follow us around on our hike to Emerald Pools and capture our experience! You guys, this was seriously the best idea ever! We loved our experience. Check out her website HERE and check her out on Facebook and Instagram @ZionAdventurePhotog.
When we first heard about Arika and what she does, we were very intrigued. I mean who wouldn’t want unique high quality photos adventuring with those you love? You’ll see how she took a mix of candid and slightly posed shots of us as we conquered the trail with our family. I never had to worry about taking pictures or hoping to get a decent selfie. We got to enjoy the scenery and each other as she worked her magic making our memories last forever.
If you have never been to Zion or have and want your memories captured in a unique way, I definitely recommend going through ZionAdventurePhotog! It would also be an awesome unique gift for someone who loves to adventure with their family.
We are happy to report that we definitely recommend Zion in the winter! With recent rain the waterfalls were in full force, and the misty cliffs and cloudy overcast skies were a dream. Temps were in the 40’s and comfortable with light layers. During the winter, Zion Canyon is open to cars (yay no waiting for shuttles!) which makes it really convenient for families. You can drive to the stops you want, and can leave whenever you want, and you don’t have to worry about shuttle crowds or schedules. It is also less crowded this time of year! We only had a day here this short trip, but we were glad we scheduled some Zion time. Find more info below!
EMERALD POOLS TRAIL (PHOTOS BY ZIONADVENTUREPHOTOG)