Horse Pasture Plateau

Where: Zion National Park, UT
When: June 2009
Partners: DB, Dimples & Mishka

Some of the views from the summit of Horse Pasture Plateau

After all I've done in Zion, it was hard for me to imagine that I'd not yet made the long hike to the top of Horse Pasture Plateau. Although the Plateau might not seem like much of a summit, it happens to be the highpoint of the West Rim Trail and affords intense panoramic views into Phantom Valley, down the Right Fork drainage, and across to dozens of rarely (and some un-) climbed peaks.

Since we came up from Zion Canyon, we decided to cap off the 17-mile, 4,400 feet of gain roundtrip day with a bonus bag of Angels Landing on the way out. Good stuff!