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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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Airports Nearby

St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC)
Bryce Canyon Airport (BCE)
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
Furnace Creek Airport (DTH)

Visitor Centers

Zion National Park Visitor Center

Some centers open seasonally. Check nps.gov for accurate open hours.

Top Attractions

Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angels Landing
Observation Point
The Narrows

Weather Averages

(In Farenheit. Source: NOAA)

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