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Zion Canyon Visitor Center, Springdale

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Zion National Park is located in Springdale, Utah, United States. A prominent feature of the 229sqmi park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3666ft at Coalpits Wash and the highest elevation is 8726ft at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.
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  • Outside information booths helped keep inside from getting overly crowded. Loved that they didn't sell any plastic water bottles but refrill stations accessible. Needed some selection of trail...  more »
  • Great place. Lot of visitors. Rude people. Great place. The shuttle bus drivers are the best. On one ride out driver was named Russ, and he told great stores and provided snippets of information the entire ride. It was fantastic. The natural beauty is a welcome break from the 40 hour work week. Lots of visitors. And rude people everywhere. Like ants. And they're obviously bitter about it. Watching people cut in line at bus stops. Waiting for people who've decided to stop and block the trail because they must have that whatever they're trying to dig out of their bag right now. Individuals hoarding entire seating areas for their party - which hasn't arrived yet... Photo bombing ignorants. Etc. Great visit. Hike from the visitors center to the museum to avoid that hour-long shuttle line. And if you think you can pull it off, hike the whole thing. Much better.
  • Such a unique feel at the Zions Park Visitors center. Check out the shuttle schedules and be sure to account for the time they'll take. Early April was perfect season to visit. Temperatures were perfect! Lower Emrald Pool was an excellent kids hike, for even a 4 year old. Well worth the little hike to see and hike behind the Waterfall(s).

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