|Zion National Park
Zion National Park is well known for its incredible rock formations and is home to Kolob Arch, which is the largest arch in
the world spanning 310 ft. Zion is also famous for its deep slot canyons. One of these canyons, The Narrows, attracts hikers
from all over the world. Zion provides endless opportunities for enjoying and exploring nature. If you are visiting Zion
National Park for the first time, be sure to give yourself at least three to five days to explore all that the area has to
offer. For starters, you will find that a drive through the park can be absolutely breathtaking. In Zion Canyon, the rock
walls tower 2,000 to 3,000 feet (620-930 m) above your car. Other options within the park include the visitor centers at
both Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon and you won't want to miss out on the several hikes and lookout points.
Zion National Park is one of the gems of the national park system and one of Utah's most beloved tourist destinations.
The beauty of Zion National Park's canyons attract almost three million visitors each year. Anciently, the Zion National
Park area was inhabited by the Anasazi and later the Paiute Native American Tribes. The first white settlers to the area
were Mormon pioneers, they gave the canyons and formations names from the Bible. Zion itself is an ancient Hebrew word that
stands for place of peace and refuge. As you visit the immense canyons, beautifully sculptured rock formations, soaring
cliffs and breathtaking landscapes you will agree that Zion National Park certainly lives up to its name. Zion is located
in the far southwestern corner of Utah a short two hour drive northeast from Las Vegas, or a four and a half hour drive
south from Salt Lake City.