We left Weeping Rock almost at dusk, and traveled to catch to sunset at the Gateway to the Narrows. I’ve heard that the Narrows is a great hike up the Virgin River. It was too cold in November for us to undertake it, but I would have loved to hike it.
If you look closely at the mountains, you can see the slot canyons, just little wedges carved (or mountains drifted) into the sides. These areas make fabulous hikes. It’s amazinng how much beautiful scenery can be expereinced from these vantage points. I always think that the best is seen from above or below, but am amazed at what is waiting right there for us.
That is a natural archway on the side of that mountain just waiting for time and the elements to do their jobs. It appears that it will be a colosal one.
The colors are beautiful along the shore of the Virgin River and at the base of the mountains.
Everything look a bit more daunting as the darkness settles in.
This is the Temple of Sinawava. Sinawava means “Coyote” in Southern Paiute. There is probably some historical significance or Indian lore to this, but I couldn’t find any when I googled it. I love these free standing forms.
Dusk at the temple of Sinawava.
Another pretty shot of the Virgin River at the mouth of the Narrows.
Like the other mountains, I see a few faces along the sides of these!
This one looks like a Buddha face directly above the yellow leaves. This moountain has all kinds of crevices, ledges, stacks, and formations. It is truly a natural work of art.