Zion National Park Travel Guide
Plan Your Zion National Park Vacation
The walls of Zion Canyon soar more than 2,000 feet above the valley below, but it's the character, not the size, of the sandstone forms that defines the park's splendor. Throughout the park, stratigraphic evidence points to the distant past, with fantastically colored bands of limestone, sandstone, and lava. Stripes and spots of greenery high in the cliff walls create a "hanging garden" effect, and invariably indicate the presence of water seepage or a spring. Erosion has left behind a collection of domes, fins, and blocky massifs bearing the names and likenesses of cathedrals and temples, prophets and angels.
The Zion Canyon Lodge is rustic but clean and comfortable. Springdale has dozens of lodging options, from quaint... read more
There is only one full-service restaurant in Zion National Park, but there are numerous places around the park.... read more
Things To Do in Zion National Park
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Eye candy: Pick just about any trail in the park and it’s all but guaranteed to culminate in an astounding viewpoint full of... Read more
The two campgrounds within Zion National Park—Watchman and South campgrounds—are family-friendly, convenient, and quite pleasant,... Read more
Zion Canyon's unique geography—the park is on the Colorado Plateau and bordered by the Great Basin and Mojave Desert... Read more
Towers of Stone, by J.L. Crawford, summarizes the essence of Zion National Park, its landscape, plants, animals, and human... Read more
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