The trail descends into a canyon and continues alongside, sometimes in, the left fork of North Creek. We hiked in June, when the weather was hot enough to make wading, even in the icy stream, comfortable.
Our hiking guide book told us to look for dinosaur tracks, and we were pleased to find them on a tilted slab of gray mudstone, part of a fossilized lakebed from the Kayenta Formation.
We walked over these slippery cascades.
The above photo may explain why the area is called "the Subway."The hike is about 6 miles round trip, best taken in warm weather to allow for comfortable wading. (This area isn't as well known as the Zion Narrows hike along the Virgin River, but it is less crowded and has much unique beauty to offer. I wish I could share the Narrows hike also, but I dropped my camera in the river on that one!)