comprehensive information on Zion National Park may be found at our
Zion Tours site.
Zion is located in the
southwest corner of Utah, east of Interstate 15. It is roughly 300 miles south of Salt
Lake City and 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Its easy accessibility and
remarkable beauty have made Zion Utah's most popular national park with nearly 3
million annual visitors.
Zion is an ancient Hebrew
word meaning a place of refuge or sanctuary. Protected within the park's 229
square miles is a dramatic landscape of sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs.
The park is located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and
Mojave Desert provinces. This unique geography and the variety of life zones
within the park make Zion significant as a place of unusual plant and animal
Zion National Park is awe
inspiring. Massive cliff walls tower majestically a half mile above the
green canyon floor. A river tumbles easily beneath cottonwoods and wooded
trails wind about the canyon and up its walls to small pools and springs.
Whether you hike its miles of trails or simply drive its easy drives, you can
not help but be moved by Zion's beauty.