Emerald Pools and Their Remarkable Falls

What does an architectural photographer do on his time off? Photograph nature, of course.

Zion National Park is not known for its waterfalls, but it has some gorgeous ones in an area named for the pools beneath the falls.

The falls are found on the “Emerald Pools” trail, one of the park’s most popular, easy walks. The pools themselves are unremarkable, but the falls that fill them are anything but.


The Falls that fills lower emerald pool is a lovely two stage drop.


Upper Emerald Pool falls is so delicate that even slight breezes deflect the water making it appear to fall in a curve


Here is another view of Upper Emerald Pool Falls showing the namesake pool at its base. The trail leading to it is named after the pool, but the falls is the real attraction