Subway Falls


Original, lab-processed photograph of the Subway Pools with a metallic finish. All matted photographs are double matted using acid-free mats. Fine art plaques are ready-to-hang and come with everything needed to mount.

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The Subway, as this section of the Virgin River is known, in Zion National Park, Utah, is small, and highly photogenic, location. The Virgin River cut its way through this section of rock, but instead of forming the sheer, vertical walls that it does elsewhere in the park, it instead created an almost-tunnel. The rounded walls remind one of a subway tunnel, and the nickname has stuck through the years.

The Subway isn’t very big, overall. The walls are just about twenty feet wide. And usually the river doesn’t run very fast nor deep through here, either, instead forming just a thin sheet of flowing water across the entire floor. But in a couple of places pools have formed, replete with beautiful emerald green water. Between the pools are small waterfalls, the namesake of this photograph.

I really like how the pools flow one into the other, ending in a fault that is also filled with emerald-green water. The waters of the Virgin River run eternal; the Subway Falls do as well. This view shows most of the Subway, which I really like, and lets you enjoy the beauty of the small waterfalls.

Subway Falls reminds us that waterfalls do not have to be big to be mighty.

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