ZION NATIONAL PARK
Zion National Park is the home of massive sandstone monoliths that tower thousands of feet above the canyon floor. In Zion National Park the Virgin River flows through narrow slot canyons, and trails lead to lush hanging gardens, waterfalls, and magnificent canyon views. It’s no wonder that Mormon pioneers called this majestic area Zion. Today, visitors from around the world make the pilgrimage to Zion National Park to witness its grandeur.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, Zion is the oldest and most visited of Utah’s five national parks, with more than 70 miles of trails and 37 miles of paved roads traversing 147,000 acres of canyon wilderness.
Zion Canyon showcases some of the most famous and frequently visited landmarks: Checkerboard Mesa, Court of the Patriarchs, Weeping Rock, Angels Landing, the Narrows, East and West Temples, and the Great White Throne, one of the largest monoliths in the world. Click here to see Zion National Park pictures, maps, lodging, activities, travel planning, and other information.
Visitors to Kolob Canyon in the northwest section of the park will experience extraordinary scenery and backcountry hiking. However you choose to explore the park—drive, walk, hike or climb—Zion is home to some of Utah’s most scenic and spectacular natural wonders.
Zion National Park is close to cities such as St. George Utah.