Zion National Park
Zion National Park is Utah’s first national park. It is known for its many canyons, plateaus, forests, and deserts. It is a popular spot for rock climbers where they can enjoy climbing 2,000 foot sandstone cliffs.
Zion National Park includes the Angels Landing canyon which is one of the most dangerous hikes in the world due to sand, slick rock, drop offs, and edges. The park also has natural rock arches, a red rock landscape, and the Virgin River, which cuts through the park.
Lizards, mule deer, wild turkeys, mountain lions, and rattlesnakes are some of the popular animals that visitors might see. There are also 285 different bird species.
Things to Do
The park offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, backpacking, climbing and more. Visitors can hike the canyon including The Narrows and The Subway areas, swim in the Virgin River, and camp or stay in the Zion Lodge.
In 1909, visitors could not access the park because of poor roads so they created a road and tunnel that cut through the sandstone cliffs.
The park is open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.
The canyon is constantly widening and deepening due to the Virgin River running through Zion.