The trail to Weeping Rock and back is only about one half of a mile. The elevation gain is minimal (100 ft) and the path is clear and wide. It is however, a Zion must see. The “weeping” is caused by water filtering through the sandstone above until it hits an impermeable layer of rock. It then flows to the cliff edge and drips off. The water takes about 1,000 years to filter through. It creates a year round wet area which is refreshing in summer and can be icy in winter.