A short distance from Las Vegas, Nevada, is Utah’s Zion National Park. Known for its sandstone cliffs and stunning colors, Zion National Park has a wide range of animal life. Visitors commonly see mule deer, hundreds of bird species, and lizards. While few visitors see them, mountain lions, desert bighorn sheep, and tarantulas also live in the park. Keep your eyes alert as you hike or bike throughout the park.
While exploring the park, be sure to take a ride through Canyon Junction, one of the most scenic spots within Zion National Park. Another unique attraction is Weeping Rock, a hanging garden. Learn about the history of those who have utilized the land in days past while at the Zion Human History Museum. Plenty of ranger-led programs are also available. One such program is a hike for bird lovers known as What’s Flyin’ in Zion.
Zion National Park is always open. Seven-day passes are sold at the entrances to the park; depending on how you enter the park will determine your fee. Vehicles pay $30 while bicyclists and pedestrians pay $15. Book your stay overnight at any of Zion National Park’s campgrounds or at the historic Zion Lodge. Be sure to check out the weather for the region when you plan your visit. Summers are extremely hot at Zion National Park; winter weather can cause closures of some parts of the park. Additionally, if you are bringing your own vehicle or camper, be aware of height restrictions for passage through the tunnel in the park.