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Zion National Park

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Zion National Park is a national park located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (593 km2) park is Zion Canyon, 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Located at the junction of the Colorado PlateauGreat Basin, andMojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones 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: desertriparianwoodland, and coniferous forest. Common plant species include CottonwoodCactusDaturaJuniperPineBoxelder,Sagebrushyucca , and various willows. Notable megafauna include mountain lionsmule deer and Golden Eagles, along with reintroduced California Condors and Bighorn Sheep.

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A: Big Sandstone Bowl

by Jim Quittmeyer, 10 meters away

Just another beautiful sandstone formation in Zion. I'm sure a million other people have taken this p...

Big Sandstone Bowl

B: Zion Pak, Utah

by Jacques Rochet, 560 meters away

Zion National Park is in the south west of Utah...The top of the park is at 2659 m; the park is home ...

Zion Pak, Utah

C: Patterns in Stone, Petrified Dunes, Zion National Park, Utah USA

by James L. Tanner, 1.4 km away

Zion National Park is a wonderland of sandstone. Near the Park's East entrance there are impressive s...

Patterns in Stone, Petrified Dunes, Zion National Park, Utah USA

D: Checkerboard Mesa

by Jim Quittmeyer, 1.4 km away

Checkerboard Mesa of Zion National Park in southern Utah. Taken from the gulch just below the turnout.

Checkerboard Mesa

E: Many Pools Trail, Zion National Park, Utah, USA

by John Roberts, 2.0 km away

The Many Pools trail is an easy hike on the east side of Zion National Park that climbs gradually in ...

Many Pools Trail, Zion National Park, Utah, USA

F: Many Pools, Zion NP, UT, USA

by Rainer Petzoldt, 2.1 km away

Many Pools, Zion NP, UT, USA

G: Zion National Park

by Seungsang Yoo(유승상), 2.3 km away

Zion National Park

H: East Side of Zion National Park, Near Entrance, Utah, USA

by James L. Tanner, 3.2 km away

Zion National Park surrounds a deep canyon with shear sandstone walls that contrast with the brillian...

East Side of Zion National Park, Near Entrance, Utah, USA

I: Spry Pass

by Jon Jasper, 4.5 km away

Group takes a break at the saddle to Spry Canyon in Zion National Park in southern Utah.For more phot...

Spry Pass

J: Pine Creek Overlook

by Jon Jasper, 4.5 km away

Janel Jasper walking along the Canyon Overlook Trail (Great Arch Trail) with great views of Pine Cree...

Pine Creek Overlook

This panorama was taken in Zion National Park

This is an overview of Zion National Park

Many panoramas of Zion National Park's trails, views, canyons, and peaks.  Zion National Park is known for it large exposure of the Navajo sandstone's steep red walled cliffs and world classic canyons and canyoneering routes.

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