There are very few Bighorn sheep in Zion National Park, so it’s a treat to spot them along the switchbacks and the rocky slopes on the east side of the park. These Bighorns were once an abundant animal in the Southwest, but due to human impact, bighorn populations became endangered. The males weighs in at around 300 lbs. Both sexes have the characteristic curved horns on their heads. In Zion National Park the Bighorn have been seen in groups of up to eighteen. We spotted this lone Bighorn on the opposite side of the canyon as we walked to the Canyon Overlook on the east side of the tunnel. The Arrow points to the Bighorn high above the entrance to the mile-long tunnel.
With the wind gusts averaging 35mph at the top of the Great Arch, this little kid sits atop a rock formation unattended and high above the floor of the canyon. It’s a shear drop if he slips or is blown off. The purple arrow below shows where the kid is sitting in this view from below the Great Arch.