Zion National Park, UT
The Crack (also known as The Chute) is a simple 5-inch x 25-ft. fracture line in the red river bed, only a few hundred yards from the Subway entrance. As the water from the North Creek flows through the crack, it creates a fascinating visual contrast between the crimson rock and water.
During the fall, photographers sometimes place gold or red maple leaves next to the crack to add extra dimension. When hiking to the Subway, definitely make time to stop and photograph this simple visual work of art. This is not as easy as it looks, so make sure you read the special nuances of the shot below.
The Crack is located toward the very end of the grueling 4.5-mile hike (Left Fork North Creek - Subway) through the Kolob Terrace in Zion National Park. The hike is not for the weak or the faint of heart, but at the end you are rewarded with 3 GREAT photographic opportunities (Archangel Fall, the Crack, and the iconic Subway).