Famed for its breathtaking mountainscapes, Zion National Park is a nature reserve in southwest Utah. The first national park of the state, it is home to iconic red sandstone cliffs of the Zion Canyon that have been carved over centuries by the swiftly flowing Virgin River. Follow the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive for stunning mountain vistas and dizzying chasms, perhaps taking a diversion by wading in the Virgin River on a Zion Narrows hike. Eventually, the river empties out in the Emerald Pools whose lush beauty is adorned with silvery cascades and a hanging garden. Created by indigenous people and later the pioneers, the region’s mountain trails are famous. At the Park Museum, visitors can also learn about the special connection of the ancient communities to the land. The museum patio is an ideal location to watch Bridge Mountain and the East Temple light up in fiery pink and burnished gold as the sun sets beyond the heights, followed by a stunning panorama of stars in the night sky.
Massive Sandstone Cliffs
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Cable Mountain Lodge is a beautiful property at the entrance of Zion National Park, surrounded by sandstone cliffs. Stay in a spacious and comfortable ensuite room that comes with a kitchenette, separate living and dining areas and most modern amenities.
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park/Springdale is located less than a mile from Zion National Park. This pet-friendly property serves as a convenient base to explore outdoor trails in the canyons and national parks around.
Zion Mountain Ranch is a family-owned rustic escape located on the eastern fringes of Zion National Park, in southern Utah. Experience western hospitality and explore the wilderness at this peaceful property, which features a buffalo preserve and a greenhouse.