Zion National Park
Zion Canyon was first set aside as a National Monument in 1909, ten years later it became the National Park we know today.
The main entry point to Zion National Park is located at small town Springdale, Utah on Highway 9. This south entrance allows visitors to behold the Park's 2000-3000 foot high walls and majestic cliff towers. Park buses shuttle visitors to Zion Lodge, The Grotto, Weeping Rock, Temple of Sinawava, and trailheads for Emerald Pools and Angels Landing.
Just off of I-15 south of Cedar City, Utah is the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park. Although visitors can drive to great viewpoints, this section of the park is naturally geared more towards hiking and backpacking. This area of the park is where one can find the awe-inspiring Kolob Arch after a 7-mile one-way hike. Kolob Arch was once consider to be the second largest arch in the world but recent discoveries in China have moved this arch down the list.
Park visitors can enjoy many outdoor activities like backpacking, climbing, canyoneering, bicycling, birdwatching, horseback riding, hiking and camping.