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Zion National Park

Location
Utah
Visitors in 2017
4,504,812
Formed
19 November, 1919
Area
147,237.02 acres
(595.8 km2)

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
45.6 mi / 1 hour 5 mins
Cedar City Regional Airport
60.7 mi / 1 hour 11 mins
McCarran International Airport
173 mi / 2 hours 50 mins
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
394 mi / 6 hours 28 mins

Towns Nearby

Springdale
1.4 mi / 6 mins
Hurricane
23.5 mi / 37 mins
Saint George
46.9 mi / 1 hour 0 mins
Cedar City
58.3 mi / 1 hour 9 mins

Parks

87.7 mi / 1 hour 56 mins
249 mi / 4 hours 39 mins
353 mi / 5 hours 49 mins

* Distance and travel time is calculated to Zion National Park Visitor Center.