Sights to See in Zion
Seeping Raub, the pull of gravity and the small, seemingly peaceful Virgin River are master sculptors chiselling out Zion Canyon and its massive stone formations. Like inspired artists, these sculptors of Mother Nature continually refine their work. Erosion from rain and floods take place continuously, changing the details of the canyon and the sandstone monoliths that give the park its power and character.
The Watchman, standing guard at the park’s south entrance, is a monolith that rises more than 2,400 feet above the river and is highlighted in the evening by the setting sun. West Temple, behind the Zion Human History Museum, is the highest peak in the southern part of Zion. In layer upon layer of rock, it ascends more than 3,800 feet from its base.
Continuing deeper into the canyon is Weeping Rock, a grotto carved from stone and lavishly adorned with hanging gardens. Here you will find the towering Observation Point, from this lofty perch, you can see the length of Zion Canyon. The road ends at the Temple of Sinawava. From here, the Riverside Walk takes you deeper into the canyon beyond the end of the road. This is an easy, paved path with nearly 2000 foot high canyon walls towering both sides