Last Minute Subway Trip in Zion

Last weekend we drew a last-minute permit for the bottom half of the Subway in Zion National Park. We decided to spend the weekend in St. George. It was an amazing trip, filled with beautiful waterfalls and other amazing scenery.  Because it was last minute, we decided to book a motel instead of chancing the campgrounds. So on early Saturday, we picked up our permit from the main visitor’s center. They told us to give ourselves between six and ten hours. For bragging purposes, I am just going to announce that we did it in five!

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We drove to the Left Fork Trailhead, hiked about a mile to the water, which involved going down a steep cliff, and took note of the exit sign before jumping in. Since we did the Narrows last August when the water was dirty, I appreciated walking in clear water and being able to see where to step.

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Hope’s favorite part of the trip was seeing and catching many frogs. Mine was hiking in the actual Subway where the whole canyon was filled with rushing water, and it seemed like we hiked in a tropical paradise.

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On Sunday we found a nice little waterfall and pool to jump into at Red Cliff Recreation Area. On the way home Monday, we stopped at Kolob Canyon to check out the awesome views. I thought it would be cool if we could say that we ate Subway sandwiches after hiking the Subway.

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