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Zion National Park

19 November, 1919
147,237.02 acres
(595.8 km2)
Visitors in 2017

Zion National Park is a United States National Park located in southwestern Utah, near the city of Springdale. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km) park is Zion Canyon, which stretches 15 miles (24 km) long and spans up to half a mile (800 m) deep. It cuts through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest point in the park is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest peak is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.

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Visitor Centers

Zion National Park Visitor Center

Top Trails

Weeping Rock
Easy / 0.4 mi / 0.5 hrs
The Narrows
Easy to Difficult / Up to 9.4 mi / Up to 8 hrs
Observation Point
Difficult / 8 mi / 6 hrs
Angels Landing
Difficult / 5.8 mi / 4 hrs
Emerald Pools
Lower Trail / Easy / 1.2 mi / 1 hrs
Upper Trail / Moderate / 1 mi / 1 hr

Top Attractions

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angels Landing
Observation Point
The Narrows

Airports Nearby

St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
45.6 mi / 1 hour 1 min
Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)
60.7 mi / 1 hour 8 mins
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
168 mi / 2 hours 48 mins
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Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
313 mi / 4 hours 36 mins
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
393 mi / 6 hours 29 mins
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Towns Nearby

1.4 mi / 5 mins
23.5 mi / 34 mins
Saint George
41.7 mi / 58 mins
Cedar City
58.3 mi / 1 hour 6 mins

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

* Distances and travel times are calculated to center of the park.