WEST RIM TRAIL Top-Down from Lava Point 
West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2016 Joe Braun Photography

The West Rim Trail trailhead marker located along the dirt road under Lava Point.  BUY PHOTO

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography

Early morning sunlight hits the lonely trail.  BUY PHOTO

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2016 Joe Braun Photography

An example of the pleasant scenery along the upper sections of the trail.  BUY PHOTO

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography

A hiker enjoys the sublime mood of the isolated upper plateau.

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography

Soon enough, we can see signs of a viewpoint appearing to the right.  BUY PHOTO

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2016 Joe Braun Photography

Our first teaser viewpoint showcases the South Guardian Angel in the far distance.  BUY PHOTO

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2016 Joe Braun Photography

The ghosts of trees frame the viewpoint.  BUY PHOTO

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2016 Joe Braun Photography

The trail makes its long and gradual descent into Potato Hollow.  BUY PHOTO

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2016 Joe Braun Photography

The remains of burned-out trees look like an art installation.  BUY PHOTO

West Rim Trail photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2008 Joe Braun Photography

The spring at Potato Hollow is often bone dry, so check conditions before relying on this as a water source.

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