THE SAND BENCH TRAIL (Sand Bench Loop)

Hiking Guide Photos

The Sand Bench Loop photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Time for a fun visit to the horse and mule corral across from the Zion Lodge!
The Sand Bench Loop photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Buttercup the Mule makes his way over the hikers' bridge near the Court of the Patriarchs.
The Sand Bench Loop photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
The Sand Bench Trail makes its way into the Court of the Patriarchs; the views are excellent!
The Sand Bench Loop photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Heading south on the loop. Many fallen boulders are sprinkled throughout the area.
The Sand Bench Loop photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
One of the outstanding viewpoints near the southern tip of the loop. Who knew that we were this high up above the road?
The Sand Bench Loop photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
The most impressive section of the trail is the western loop. Here we can clearly see that we are standing on a massive ancient landslide.
The Sand Bench Loop photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Back down by the beautiful banks of the Virgin River...
The Sand Bench Loop photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Buttercup says: "Gee whiz, Pacer! Those tourists sure have me tired!"

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