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Zion National Park, UT

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park

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Stream in Zion National Park

Stream in Zion National Park

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Canyon in Zion National Park

Canyon in Zion National Park

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The walls of Zion Canyon soar more than 2,000 feet above the valley below, but it's the character, not the size, of the sandstone forms that defines the park's splendor. Throughout the park, stratigraphic evidence points to the distant past, with fantastically colored bands of limestone, sandstone, and lava. Stripes and spots of greenery high in the cliff walls create a "hanging garden" effect, and invariably indicate the presence of water seepage or a spring. Erosion has left behind a collection of domes, fins, and blocky massifs bearing the names and likenesses of cathedrals and temples, prophets and angels.Trails lead deep into side canyons and up narrow ledges to waterfalls, serene spring-fed pools, and shaded spots of solitude. So diverse is this place that 85% of Utah's flora and fauna species are found here. Some, like the tiny Zion snail, appear nowhere else in the world.The Colorado River helped create the Grand Canyon, while the Virgin River—the Colorado's muddy progeny—carved Zion's features. Because of the park's unique topography, distant storms and spring runoff can transform a tranquil slot canyon into a sluice.

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A Thrill at Every Turn: Zion-Mount Carmel Highway
A Thrill at Every Turn: Zion-Mount Carmel Highway

Utah Hwy. 9, eastern entry to the park, provides nonstop roadside views. Hike the easy, one-mile Canyon Overlook Trail for more spectacular scenery.

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Exploring Made Easy: Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Exploring Made Easy: Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

Free shuttle buses allow access to sites along this 6.2-mile route in the heart of the park. Hop off at Emerald Pools for a walk past tall waterfalls.

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Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park
Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park

Up for a bit of a workout? Not afraid of heights? This classic five-mile round-trip hike climbs to one of the best overall panoramas of Zion Canyon.

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10 Terrific National Park Hikes

These 10 hikes will take you to some of the most spectacular spots our parks have to offer.

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Where a River Carved a Canyon
Where a River Carved a Canyon

Stroll the Riverside Walk to Zion’s famed Narrows, then hike (or wade) at least a short distance into this steep-walled chasm to revel in its beauty.

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America's Top 10 Natural Wonders

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Drive the Road Less Traveled
Drive the Road Less Traveled

Accessed off I-15, five-mile Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive sees far fewer visitors than Zion Canyon. Walk the easy Timber Creek Overlook Trail for splendid views.

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