Zion National Park
Journey into beautiful southwest Utah, where the Mojave Desert meets the Colorado Plateau and Great Basin and Old West way of life and Native American traditions still linger.
As you cruise the scenic byways of Zion – Mt. Carmel Highway from the east or Kolob Canyons Road from the west you are greeted with spectacular panoramic views of the famous red rock mountains rising for thousands of feet, vast red canyons, buttes and gorges of raw red and orange rock terrain and jade green pools. The Virgin River cuts through the Navajo Sandstone forming the iconic Zion Canyon, a 15 mile natural corridor carved by water and time. An oasis amidst the plateaus. Zion is rich in unique wildlife and colorful plantlife of brilliant wildflowers, ferns and moss growing along the cliffsides.
Zion is the ultimate experience for adventure enthusiasts. With over 300 days of sunshine and mild winter temperatures, visitors from all over the world travel to experience the diverse environment of this spectacular park. Rock climb the immense cliff walls of Navajo sandstone, canyoneer through the Zion Canyon between narrow 2000 foot sandstone cliffs or float down the cool waters of the Virgin River. Escape the crowds and the heat at Pine Creek Waterfall, an off the beaten path secret swimming hole.
Zion offers a rewarding hiking experience with miles of dedicated and backcountry trails, from easy riverside walks to exhilarating water crossings, with one thing in common, spectacular views. Zion Canyon is the starting point of many trailheads. The adventurous can brave the Narrows, a 16 mile long gorge carved by the Virgin River, through thousand foot cliffs decorated with colored plantlife. Angels Landing is one of Zion’s famous trails with spectacular views of Zion Canyon from the peak. Along the trails there are many natural arches. Crawford Arch clings to the base of Bridge Mountain a thousand feet above the canyon floor. Kolob Arch is majestic and impressive and lies at the end of one of the most picturesque backcountry trails in Zion. Whether you are hiking, mountain biking or exploring the trails on horseback, Zion is vast, colorful and alive with wildlife with spectacular breathtaking views around every corner.
Zion National Park is near the town of St. George and the well-known Tuacahn Amphitheater, a chance to experience great culture in an unforgettable setting. To the east lies Bryce Canyon National Park and to the south, the spectacular Grand Canyon. The charming town of Springdale is the heart of Zion.
To some, Zion is a sanctuary and a refuge, to others an exhilarating adventure. Either way, your journey to Zion will humble you. An experience unlike any other.