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Six reasons to visit Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park top observation point.

Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern part of Utah. The red sandstone cliffs and the narrow canyons are decorated features that attract visitors year after year. See our reasons to visit this amazing place now!

#1. The breathtaking views

When you hike in Zion, every corner of the park is interesting. There are beautiful views just everywhere. The steep red cliffs and green canyons are a joy for your eyes. You may get tiered and you may get hot, but the views are easy to appreciate under most conditions.

Zion National Park.
Zion National Park a hot day of summer.

#2. A friendly atmosphere

Most people we met in the park were just great. We made a shot at the Top Observation Point a very, very hot day. People noticed that we had calculated with too little water for such a demanding hike and offered themselves to fill up our bottles. How nice isn´t that!?

A narrow and beautiful stretch of the path.
A narrow and beautiful stretch of the path.

#3. The accessibility

Springdale is located right outside the boundary to Zion National Park. Thanks to that it´s easy to get the best of two worlds when you visit Zion. You can spend your days in nature and your nights in civilization. Or of course the other way around!

A sandy path in the canyon.
Sand at the canyon floor.

#4. Diverse fauna

Zion National Park contains more than a thousand species of plants. The geological diversity of Zion creates an amazing variety. You never know what to expect around the next corner.

You never know what awaits you around the corner in Zion National Park.
You never know what awaits you around the corner in Zion National Park.

#5. Wildlife

Except for meeting other hikers, you are also likely to encounter wildlife. In the park there are approximately 78 species of mammals. To name just a few there are deer, squirrels, foxes and bighorn sheep. On top of that there are of course reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish.

Our new squirrel friend followed us along the trail.
Our new squirrel friend followed us along the trail.

#6. To avoid traffic

Some parks are full of clogged roads, especially during the busy months of the year. Forget that in Zion. During the peak season a shuttle bus will take care of the transport within the park. Less driving means more time to enjoy what you came for!

Road at Zion National Park.
You can leave your car and use the shuttle when you visit Zion.