Metro in the Desert: Utah’s Zion Subway Tunnel
by Pete D @ The Earth Story
For those daring enough to venture nine miles through deep canyon and desert landscape, here is a must-see. The Zion Subway, located in Zion National Park, is nestled in the desert-ridden terrain of southwest Utah. The tunnel is named after its similar appearance to urban subway tunnels; however there is no direct correlation between the two.
The Zion Subway tunnel has been carved from the Left Fork of North Creek where churning water sculpts the tunnel between two peaks called North and South Guardian Angels. In order to reach this majestic and incredibly unique landscape, hikers must first trek through 14.5 km-15.28 km (9-9.5 mi) of trails, canyons, and small river beds, but the payoff is most definitely worth the adventure…
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(photo: Christian Bothner, National Geo.)