Weeping Rock Trail – 0.4mi / 0.6km
Weeping Rock is a dripping alcove feature at the bottom of the canyon that is a great example of how starkly different the environment can be inside the canyon when compared to the desert outside the canyon walls due to shade and persistent water. The short hike starts at its namesake bus stop and follows a very short paved path to the overhang. Along the way, listen to the trickle of the little stream that flows below, and read the interpretive signs that describe the various plant life. Once at the alcove, you can step inside it as water drips from Echo Canyon above. Flowering plants hang precipitously from the wall. During rain storms an even more impressive water feature appears as water from Echo Canyon creates a large waterfall from above.
Trailhead: Take the National Park Service’s free shuttle to the Weeping Rock stop in the main Zion Canyon or drive the Zion Canyon Road if the shuttles aren’t running and the road is open to private vehicles.
Elevation Gain: 100ft / 30m – Elevation Loss: 100ft / 30m