The Subway in Zion National Park

The Subway in Zion National Park

Known by its name “The Subway” this beautifully unique trail leads you through the canyons of Left North Creek in the Zion National Park. If you are considering a challenging, and one of a kind journey, this is just the place for you. If you are up to the challenge, you will be scaling down ledges, boulders and waterfalls as you witness mother nature in her one of her most beautiful forms. This test of your wills and character will require you to make several fleeting swims through cold pools of water, and wade ankle deep for miles at a time. As if that weren’t already enough to make adventurers of all skill levels put this awesome hike at the top of their to-do list. The route will lead you through several narrow tunnels and right alongside a one-of-a-kind collection of dinosaur tracks, dating back to the days when the giant beasts roamed the earth.

The canyon continuously grows as it calls for hikers to repeatedly hike back and forth across the awe-inspiring creek. To exit you will be need to be determined to finish, as the final stretch consists of a strenuous uphill climb. For those of you that would love to see the scenery but are not up to the challenge of the trying obstacles, you can choose to explore the canyons from the bottom. Here you can still see sights that will inspire a humble and welcoming attitude to anyone who witnesses them.

This incredible journey, (seemingly straight from a J.R.R Tolkien novel) will be something that you will likely talk about for the rest of your natural life. Seeing the kinds of things that can only be seen in a place full of magic and history. When finished, it is common for feelings of disappointment as well as accomplishment and self-satisfaction to overtake the adventurer simultaneously. No one ever seems to want it to end, while at the same time, their exhausted body is thanking them for the chance to rest.

You won’t want to miss the sound of waterfalls echoing through the naturally carved tunnels, or the experience of being in a place where so many pioneers and natives of this land have been before you. Take the trip and see for yourself. The feelings that will overwhelm your body and soul alone, are worth the every minute of time, and every ounce of energy that it will consume.

Are you up to the task? Do you have what it takes to triumph this incredible feat? There is only one way to find out. Take the trip to The Zion National Park in southern Utah, and put your inclination to the test.



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