Zion National Park, Located southwestern Utah is about 229 square miles big and offers several fine colored and unusual formed rock formations. Zion Canyon lies in the middle of this park and has been formed by the powerful stream of the Virgin River and by influences of wind, rain and ice. On both sides of this chasm, walls of up to 600 meters arise. To get into this chasm, you will have to use the park transit busses in summer. During this trip, there will be regular stops to hike through the area. Zion National Park is open all year and it is Utah’s First National Park.
Guided hiking trips leave from the visitors centre daily. Popular hiking trips are the Emerald pools trail and the Canyon Overlook trail. Besides these trails, the park has sights like: “Great White Throne”, Checkerboard Mesa”, “Watchman”, “Great Arch of Zion”, “Weeping Rock” and of course the “Virgin River”. Zion lies about 160 miles Las Vegas, travel time 2 hours and 37 minutes (approximately).
In summer, temperatures in Zion National Park often exceed 38°C. Don’t forget to check the Current Conditions page; conditions about: weather, river, trial and road.
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For more information and tips visit this site, website National Park Service
Use the shuttle system in Zion and the town of Springdale. Great system!
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