Zion National Park Things to Do

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    Zion's Great Arch

    by Easty Written Jun 26, 2004

    The Great Arch can be seen at a couple of overlooks along the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway (Rte. 9). The rock formations in this area were excellent

    Zion's Great Arch

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    Zion Canyon View

    by Easty Written Jun 26, 2004

    This is about the best view you will get of the Zion Canyon Valley off Route 9. To get closer pictures than this, you must take the shuttle onto the restricted road.

    Zion Canyon

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  • Geologic Wonder

    by CoAir13 Updated Mar 6, 2004

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    Stop in at the visitors center for information regarding the geology of the park....it's fascinating!!
    You can also get topographical and hiking maps!

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  • Checkerboard Mesa

    by CoAir13 Written Feb 23, 2004

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    Interesting patterns of cracks and grooves etched into this mesa. If you are coming into the park from Springdale, you will see it!!

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    Many microenvironments

    by Combinedefx Written Jan 4, 2004

    In this region youll find high desert, slot canyons, forest valley, marsh, and the Virgin River.
    Activities are endless, just pick and go.

    Zion valley view
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    The Watchman

    by zrim Written Mar 8, 2003

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    Coming in at 6,545 feet The Watchman guards the southern gate to Zion National Park. I believe that this photo of The Watchman was taken from the visitor's center parking lot.

    The Warchman
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    An arch in formation

    by zrim Written Mar 8, 2003

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    Actually, I don't know that this will ever be a true arch because the hillside behind this formtion is very thick and I doubt it will erode all the way through.

    come back in a few million years for final product
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    Checkerboard Mesa

    by zrim Written Mar 7, 2003

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    This scoured lump of sandstone guards the east entrance to the park. It rises 1000 feet above the surrounding plateau.

    Checkerboard Mesa
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    Sightseeing in rugged terrain.

    by basstbn Written Feb 25, 2003

    Whether driving along the highway or hiking the park's trails, there is plenty of rugged terrain to see.

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    Flora

    by basstbn Written Feb 25, 2003

    I'm always fascinated with wildflowers, and wish that I could identify more of those I photograph. These caught my eye.

    Wildflowers
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    Bird Watching

    by basstbn Written Feb 25, 2003

    The national park web site lists a huge number of birds to be found within the boundaries of Zion. Most common, however, is the ever-present and noisy Gray Jay.

    Gray Jay
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    Sunset at Zion

    by basstbn Written Feb 25, 2003

    When you're in a canyon as we were, it seems the sun sets earlier in the evening. The changing light gave this interesting view of one of the Emerald Pools.

    Emerald Pool at sundown
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    KOLOB CANYONS

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    From the KOLOB CANYONS Visitor Center, follow the trail to Kolob Canyons Viewpoint & you'll be welcome by Timber Top Mountain & Kolob Arch.

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    CHECKERBOARD MESA

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Horizontal lines, remnants of ancient sand beds, are etched into a checkerboard pattern by vertical fractures that have been enlarged over the years by runoff from rains & melting snows.

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    It takes forever to carve & form!

    by Sharrie Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Look at this surface of the vertical walls. Amazing, it took a few hundred million of years to carve! It'd be nice if I could just touch them!

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