Zion Canyon National Park


First named Mukuntuweap National Monument by President William Howard Taft on July 31, 1909

Zion National Park is one of our nation's oldest and most beautiful parks, Zion offers abundant opportunities for every visitor. There are walks along the river's edge, enjoy the lush plant life, observe fauna throughout the park and enjoy the intimacy that embraces you as you traverse through the canyon. The entire park is full of splendors with its sheer colored cliffs, waterfalls, and photographic opportunities everywhere you go. Bask in the endless blue skies and enjoy the mild temperatures that make this location a paradise awaiting you.

Located in Washington, Iron and Kane Counties in Southwestern Utah, Zion National Park encompasses some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. The park is characterized by high plateaus, a maze of narrow, deep sandstone canyons and striking rock towers and mesas.

Zion National Park is a showcase of geology. Geologic processes have played an important role in shaping Zion. The arid climate and sparse vegetation allow the exposure of large expanses of bare rock and reveal the park’s geologic history.

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Zion Canyon (Mukuntuweap)