Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Zion National Park is the most visited park in Utah. Its massive canyon walls, towering cliffs of cream, pink, and red framed by brilliant blue skies are the hallmarks of Zion’s dramatic landscape. Several cultures have inhabited and hunted the area from 12,000 years ago. The Anasazi, the Paiute and Mormon settlers have all inhabited Zion.

From Angels Landing to the Zion Narrows, the Park is an extraordinary realm of scenic beauty and challenging adventure. Zion offers visitors a variety of hikes on easy to strenuous cliff-hugging trails. Visitors can also experience canyoneering. The Narrows is a popular hike right down the middle of the river.

The Zion Canyon Shuttle makes traversing the park and stopping for hikes a snap, arriving every few minutes to pick you up or drop you off. If you are lucky you’ll see wildlife – including Mule Deer, Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Ringtails, Peregrine Falcons and California Condors, (with wingspans of up to 10 ft), as well as an amazing diversity of plant life.

The National Parks Explorer guide to Zion contains almost 200 articles on its natural wonders and things to see and do.

Selected Content
Explore Nature – Zion Geology, Ecosystems, Wildlife, Plants and Wildflowers.
Explore History – Prehistoric People, Early Explorers, Settlement, Park History…
Places to Go – Top Twenty, Zion Canyon, Kolob Terrace, Kolob Canyons, Lava Point, the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway…
Things to Do – Hiking, Camping, Canyoneering, Birdwatching, Horseback Riding, Ranger-led Hikes…

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