The massive, awe-inspiring sandstone monoliths jutting skyward at Zion National Park are easily as impressive as the depths of the Grand Canyon. A majestic region of sheer cliffs, riverine forests and cascading waterfalls, the park is a riot of colour from sunrise to sunset, as the changing light plays across the deep red rocks creating a mesmerising light show.
The highlights of the park can most easily be seen by taking the six mile scenic drive, but it is certainly worthwhile spending time on foot exploring the park's many beautiful walking trails. The spectacular rock formations, rugged canyons, tumbling rivers and pine-clad peaks of Zion National Park provide a breathtaking backdrop for unparalleled walking, canyoning and climbing.
Some of Zion's most sensational sandstone monoliths such as the Great White Throne, Grand Staircase and Checkerboard Mesa are best appreciated from the challenging hiking trails between The Narrows and Canyon Overlook. It was the early Mormon settlers that named the canyon, along with some of its most famous features, including the Court of the Patriarchs, the Great White Throne and Angel's Landing.
Suggested itineraries featuring Zion National Park
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Places near Zion National Park
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- Page 87 miles away
- Grand Canyon National Park 102 miles away
- Torrey 114 miles away
- Las Vegas 143 miles away
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- Flagstaff 158 miles away
- Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park 160 miles away
- Utah 170 miles away
- Sedona 176 miles away
- Canyonlands National Park 187 miles away
- Winslow 198 miles away
- Moab 210 miles away
- Arches National Park 213 miles away
- Death Valley National Park 232 miles away
- Mesa Verde National Park 249 miles away
- Salt Lake City 253 miles away
- Phoenix 266 miles away
- Grand Junction 274 miles away
- Durango 281 miles away
- Telluride 288 miles away
Accommodation choices for Zion National Park
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