Virgin’s Narrows


Original, lab-processed photograph of Virgin’s Narrows 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 Virgin River, in southwestern Utah is, for the most part, a quiet and peaceful river. It is not a very big river as rivers go, and near its headwaters it is easy to walk right across it. This all changes, however, as the river transverses Zion National Park. Here, the peaceful river has cut its way, literally, through the park, leaving behind sheer canyon walls that soar over thousand feet high.

It took a millennia for the tiny river to carve its path, but the river is patient if nothing else. Each spring the mountain runoff increases the flow considerably, as do the occasional flash flood. The river uses this yearly opportunity to carve through the rock, grain by grain, inch by inch. And in the Virgin’s Narrows, the effect becomes dramatic. Although one can walk through the canyon in high water, you’ll be walking in fast-moving cold water, which is not all that easy.

The sunlight at the far end of the canyon beckons you on, promising warmth. The light reflects and bounces off the walls, giving an almost unbelievable range of golden hues, from dark to light and back again.

Nature is magnificent, and given time and patience, can do extraordinary things.

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