Zion National Park, USA Plan a trip

Visit Utah’s natural adventure playground, the magnificent Zion National Park.

Nestled in a corner of the Beehive State, not far from the Arizona and Nevada borders, the park spans an impressive 229 square miles. It’s well worth a visit if you’re roadtripping across to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City or Grand Canyon National Park.

Zion National Park is most famous for its dramatic canyon, a staggering 2,000 feet deep in places. It was carved over millions of years by the Virgin River, which runs through the valley.

It’s also a dream spot for outdoor activities, particularly hiking. So, lace up your boots and hit the trails at The Narrows, Angels Landing and The Subway. Some of these hikes are pretty famous – known as some of the best trails in the whole of the US.

If you’re up for a challenge, climb all the way up to Observation Point and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views across the whole of the park.

There’s plenty to see along the way, including fascinating natural rock arches such as the famous Crawford Arch. And you mustn’t miss Kolob Arch – one of the world’s largest freestanding natural arches.

The park is also home to endangered species, such as the California Condor. Believed to be one largest flying birds in North America, a glimpse of one of these magnificent creatures in full flight is a rare treat. Other animals which make Zion their home include the Mexican Spotted Owl, Mojave Desert Tortoise and Southwestern Willow Flycatcher.

And as if you needed any more reasons to visit this Utah gem, there’s even the chance to stumble upon traces of an ancient civilisation. The Anasazi people lived here around 1500BC, and have left behind remains of sandstone villages, rock art and a network of roads.

Plan your trip to Zion NP today!

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