Yesterday, I went down to Zion National Park with a friend to participate in a geology field trip. It seems that lately, every other weekend has involved bad weather, but we once again were lucky enough to hit one of the good ones, with warm sunny weather. The park was moderately crowded, but nothing like the mobs of people who had visited up until about a month ago.
The rock layers here are mainly sandstone, which is much older than the limestone formations at Cedar Breaks and Bryce National Park. Most of our day was spent looking at the steep canyon walls that have been carved out by the Virgin River. This is considered to be the main part of the park, and where many of the popular hiking trails originate. Below are some of the photos of this part of the park.
More photos along the river.