One of the hikes in Zion National Park’s lesser-visited high East rim, the Many Pools trail lets you get away from the tourist crowds in the Valley.
It’s called the Many Pools trail for a good reason – the many pools in the slickrock as you wind your way up.
We were lucky enough to have complete solitude, with the exception of a large herd of Bighorn Sheep that we stumbled across. They were just as surprised to see us as we were to see them, but they quickly returned to mowing their way through the scrubby vegetation.
When the official trail ends, you can connect to the Deertrap Mountain trail and spend days wandering around the backcountry.
Unfortunately we have timetables, so no extended backcountry excursions for us this time.
Under The Lip
Start Me Up
Thirty Seconds of Chomp Chomp Chomp
30 seconds of Bighorn Sheep chomping away on scrubby plants along the Many Pools trail