SHELF CANYON

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Shelf Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2015 Joe Braun Photography
Looking north from Route 9 at the somewhat nondescript mouth of Shelf Canyon. BUY PHOTO
Shelf Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2015 Joe Braun Photography
Heading up the wash, a few minor obstacles will keep away most casual tourists.
Shelf Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
After hiking up through the open and overgrown lower section of Shelf Canyon, the wash narrows up and becomes more interesting. BUY PHOTO
Shelf Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2015 Joe Braun Photography
The glowing sandstone walls beckon us further up the canyon. BUY PHOTO
Shelf Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Several fun little boulders to scramble over to get to the end.
Shelf Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Here's why they call it "Shelf" Canyon: dozens of little ledges working their way up the west wall. As fun as it looks, be careful scrambling around here; it's very easy to take a nasty fall. BUY PHOTO
Shelf Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2005 Joe Braun Photography
Peering up to the sky looking for a way to climb out.
Shelf Canyon photo (Zion National Park) -- © 2015 Joe Braun Photography
And just as things were getting interesting, we realize that this cool little canyon has come to an end. BUY PHOTO

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