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The Crack USA

En route to Zion National Park’s famous “Subway” you’ll pass numerous cascades and waterfalls. After the much photographed Archangel Falls and just before you get to the Subway, you’ll come to another iconic photo spot called “The Crack”, which is a 25 foot long fissure in the red sandstone about 3 to 4 inches wide. Photographers like to scatter yellow leaves around the crack in the fall to enhance the dramatic scene.

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Travel Information

From Springdale, drive south and west 14 miles to the town of Virgin. Turn right on the Kolob road, sometimes called the Kolob Terrace road. The paved road climbs a dramatic ridge six and a half miles from Virgin, the road enters the park and three trailheads are soon encountered – the Right Fork, Grapevine Springs, then the Left Fork. Park at the Left Fork Trailhead. Mileage from the town of Virgin is about 8.6 miles. Driving time from Springdale is 45 minutes. It will take about 2-2.5 hours to get to this spot from the trailhead.
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Sunrise during spring
Sunrise & Sunset 07:20 - 19:28 | current local time: 04:27
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Photo Themes Canyon River
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