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Zion

Zion National Park is a national park located near Springdale, Utah. Due to its close proximity to Las Vegas, it is Utah’s most heavily-used park.

The park’s most prominent feature is Zion Canyon. 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep, this canyon cuts through reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Notably, this canyon includes a world-famous section known as The Narrows.

Meanwhile, other areas of the park are Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace. These sections offer opportunity for travelers to see the park’s backcountry.

A total of 289 bird and mammals, 32 reptiles and numerous plant species inhabit the park’s four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Notable megafauna here include mountain lions, mule deer and golden eagles. Additionally, visitors to the area can find California condors and bighorn sheep.

Zion National Park offers photographers many roadside opportunities to create spectacular images. For example, the bridge over the entrance to the park displays a classic late-afternoon image of the Virgin River. More than that, in the fall, the maple and cottonwood trees scattered throughout Zion turn spectacular shades of red, orange, and yellow.

Visitors who hope to catch a shot of the Subway formation must hike in early morning to take advantage of the afternoon reflected light. However, the challenge of shooting this area is worth it. Visitors and trekkers alike discover landscapes to challenge their dreams.

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