Matt Purciel Photography
The Watchman of Zion

The Watchman of Zion

The Watchman of Zion is one of the most photographed spots in Zion National Park. Sorry but I had to take this shot! It’s funny how photographers copy each other. All it takes is one awesome image posted on social media and everyone wants the same shot. This spot you can find an average of 15-30 photographers crammed onto this famous bridge overlooking The Watchman of Zion. But this night we got some incredible light and couldn’t resist!. The Watchman is such an iconic mountain in Zion National Park, rising to an elevation of 6,545 feet over the Virgin River below. What makes this viewpoint special are the cottonwoods that line the banks of the river making this a beautiful composition.