To describe the beauty, history and awe-inspiring geology, you need to close your eyes, breathe deeply and awaken a connection between you and this scenic land.
Layers of sunset colored sand forms the Navajo Sandstone that weaves through the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion national parks. Time, winds, and water have forced the sedimentary rock layers to form canyons and shapes - world renowned for their beauty and inspiration. Mesas and domes tower 2,000 feet over the gorge created by the emerald Virgin River and in some places the canyon walls are only 24 feet (7 meters) apart and more than 1,000 feet (300 m) high!
Zion was once inhabited by the Ancestral Puebloan people (also known as cliff dwellers) who vanished mysteriously over 800 years ago. Later the Southern Paiute Native Americans resided here‚ and continue to live in Utah and Arizona today.
Within the park, camping visitors may spot herds of nearly tame mule deer browsing in meadows or listen to the echoing canyon wren's song. Hike to Emerald Pools, Weeping Wall, or the Narrows and you'll be in touch with the spectacular beauty of Utah's first national park.
Zion is just as impressive in person as its name implies. And ALL of the Green Tortoise Adventure "Western USA" trips will take you there! A breathtaking view and perfect trek is just waiting for you.
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