Explore the Earth’s Beauty in These Spectacular Shots of Zion National Park’s "The Subway"

One of the most well-known highlights of Zion National Park is the Subway, a spectacular section known for its tube-like slot canyon located deep within the Left Fork of North Creek. With its uniquely multicolored walls, streams of water gushing over slippery rock floors, and the abundant waterfalls that fill large potholes to the brim, the magnificent Subway has long been a huge attraction for both photographers and hikers.

Although the Subway section itself measures less than a quarter-mile in length, visitors must be prepared to hike 9.5 miles over the course of 7-12 hours. Depending on the route, the strenuous journey may involve swimming through icy water, crossing creeks, scrambling over boulders, and rappelling down into the canyon. Judging from these photos, however, the challenging trip promises to be well worth it for the chance to see such an extraordinarily beautiful natural formation.

Above photo source: Leonel Torres

Photo source: Andrew Waddington

Photo source: Daniel Peckham

Photo source: Daniel Peckham

Photo source: Scott Barlow

Photo source: Chung Hu

Photo source: Bill Ratcliffe

Photo source: Sascha Wenninger

Photo source: Stephen Oachs

Photo source: Tim T

Photo source: Brad McGinley

Photo source: Brad McGinley

Photo source: Chung Hu

Photo source: Samuel Gao

The Subway: National Park Service
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