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Three Stunning Photo Hotspots in Zion National Park

Go Where the Instagrammers Go

Zion National Park is ripe for photographing. With peaks and canyons as far as the eye can see, people travel from all over the world to see the majesty of the park. We see tons of Zion National Park photos each and everyday.

Although there’s something to photograph at every turn, there are three amazing, iconic locations for the perfect photograph.

Where will you try first? Share your photos with us on social media and use the hashtag #GreaterZion.

1. Scout Overlook – Angels Landing

This is the section of the Angels Landing hike where you start holding on to chains and making rugged ascents and descents. A few lonely trees, some raw emotion, and the canyon in the distance will allow you to set up for the ultimate shot. Whether the emotion captured induces awe-inspiring beauty or a bit of fear, it is sure to be an amazing picture that everyone would love to see!

Taken looking from the edge of Scout Overlook heading up to the peak of Angels Landing!
Taken looking from the edge of Scout Overlook heading up to the peak of Angels Landing.

2. The Subway

The Subway is one of the most popular locations for photography in the park! The bright red rock, green lush plant life, and flowing water makes the perfect combination for an amazing photo. Patience is key here if you’re looking for a long exposure shot of the flowing water as you might have to wait for traffic to pass, but as long as you brought the right equipment, you’ll have an opportunity to capture it perfectly.

Turquoise pools of water in red, tunnel-shaped rock formation.
Look at that amazing color — prettiest subway in the world.

3. The Virgin River – Zion Canyon

Flowing through the middle of Zion Canyon, the Virgin River brings an element of lush green beauty to the desert of southern Utah and Zion National Park. Add a river, this one in particular, to your pictures for an element of life and beauty. If you line it up perfectly, you’ll capture the towering canyon walls of Zion as they stand dominantly in the backdrop.

The Virgin River flowing through Zion National Park
A river runs through it. The Virgin River, to be exact.

What are your favorite spots to photograph across Greater Zion? Share your photos with us on social media and use the hashtag #GreaterZion.

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