The Magic of Zion Canyon

Image: Antonio

Beautiful sky over Zion National Park

Zion National Park, close to Springdale, Utah, is, put simply, a paradise for nature lovers. Numerous attractions await – from sublime mountains, deep-lying canyons and the Virgin River, to equally impressive slot canyons, natural arches, buttes (steep-sided, isolated hills), mesas (or tablelands) and even monoliths. It’s all enough to make the heart of even the most hardened outdoors-loving environmentalist beat faster. Find out what else lies in store while letting the magic of Zion National Park overwhelm you in the following pictures.

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Panorama over Zion Canyon National Park

Shown here is a beautiful panoramic view of Zion Canyon National Park, seen from Angels Landing. This hike is demanding, stretching over 5.4 miles (8.7 km), past long drop-offs and onto the summit via a narrow, steep ridge. Not for vertigo sufferers, that’s for sure! Yet, all the effort is worth it, as we can see.

We’ve explored other great American canyons here on Environmental Graffiti – Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Glen Canyon to name but three – but Zion Canyon is certainly up there with the best of them.