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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Zion National Park, Utah, United States.





Introduction:

Zion National Park is located in the Springdale, Utah, United States. It covered a total of 590 km2, which is 24 km long and up to 800 m deep. Located at parts of  Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park's unique geography allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. The unique life zones includes desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest consists of canyons, buttes, mountains, mesad,rivers, monoliths,slot canyon and natural arches.  It take about 3 hours drive from Las Vegas, Nevada. 


Attraction:
Hiking, canyoneering, climbing, biking, photography, birds watching , natural arches, canyons, rock climbing 

Animals: Rock Squirrels, Cougars, Mule Deer,Coyotes, Jackrabbits,  Whiptail ,Gray Foxes, Collared lizards, Pinyon Jays,etc.

Popular hiking trails: The Narrows, The Subway, Angels Landing, and Kolob Arch.

Rock climbing trails:   Moonlight Buttress, Prodigal Son, Spaceshot, Touchstone.


Contacts:

Phone: 1-435-772-3256 
Fax: 1-435-772-3426

Address: Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 84767-1099




Fees:

WEEKLY PASSES
Weekly passes may be upgraded to annual passes within 7 days of purchase.
Private Vehicle: $25. Valid for 7 days.
Motorcycle: $12. Valid for 7 days.
Admits one individual on a private, non-commercial motorcycle to Zion National Park including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Any passengers pay the per person fee not to exceed the private vehicle fee of $25.
Per Person: $12. Valid for 7 days.
Admits one individual with no car to Zion National Park including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. - typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free. 



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Map:


References:
http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/hours.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_National_Park




Click on photo to ENLARGE

The magnificent view of Zion National Park Valley from a cave with melting snow waterfall fall on the right.The weather is still cold in the spring ( April ) but not cold enough to prevent the snow from melting. In spring there are many waterfalls around the park because of warm weather melting the snow.




Panoramic view of Zion National Park snow mountains
Panoramic view of Zion National Park at the car park
At the bus station, Zion National Park
panoramic view of the partly snow mountain 
The sign board to Zion National Park
The Zion National Park entrance


partly snow path



the spring melted water
snowy atmosphere 

spring water
 rainbow form in spray at bottom of the waterfall
the waterfall
squirrel eating breakfast



the sunny yet cold day













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