Weeping Rock

NileGuide Expert Says:

Simply gorgeous, and at a 1/2 mile roundtrip, so easy for most people.

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Zion National Park
Zion National Park, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256

NileGuide Expert tip:

Avoid midday summer. It's tempting because it's a cool hike, but about a million other people had the same thought.


No, the rocks aren't sad, although you may have melancholy thoughts if you're there on a crowded summer day! Wrap your mind around these facts: the "weeping" water comes from a spring 100 feet above and took almost 1,000 years to get to where you can see it. Navajo sandstone is fairly porous, allowing the water to travel through over time. Best time of day to go: early morning if you crave peace and quiet. Best time of year to go: spring, when wildflowers are in riotous bloom alongside the trail. Bring a camera with a great macro zoom for your jaunt to Weeping Rock.


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