Zion national park

Ryan Osmun compared his experience in Utah's Zion National Park to "standing in a huge puddle of concrete ― that basically dries instantly.”
A grand view at Canyonlands National park number four: Canyonlands National Park. And inevitably, the return of the Looney
Let's all stop hating on those who haven't been able to go to the places we've been able to go.
In the 1860s, Mormon pioneers settled in what is now known as Zion National Park in southern Utah. When they arrived they thought it to be so beautiful, holy with its towering natural cathedrals made of rock, that they called it Zion, a nod to Little Zion found in scripture in the Bible's Old Testament.
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I have a sneaking suspicion that what I'm about to write is going to be perceived as insensitive. I can assure you it's not intended that way; it's just that I've always thought it was kind of funny and I wanted to use it as an intro for this week's column.
This may sound a little odd given how young and vibrant I am, but I often think of where I might like to retire someday if I were a normal person.
Rescuers searched for a 6-year-old boy and a hiker missing on Wednesday after flash floods in southern Utah killed at least
Short of visiting in winter and hiking deep into the backcountry, the parks' popularity can make it tricky to find your own slice of solitude. Tricky, but not impossible. Here are 10 scenic spots you can have all to yourself.
Zion sits on the throne of the Mighty 5 as Utah's most visited National Park, and for good reason. With 229 square miles of incredibly diverse landscape and wildlife, even the most dedicated explorer couldn't experience all that Zion has to offer in a lifetime.
Let's face it: Summer is way too short. While technically summer lasts from June 21 to September 22, traditionally the vacation
Quick question: Which western city brags a location less than an hour from unforgettable trails plus one more hour from both a death-defying hike and the lowest point on the North American continent? That's right -- we're talking about Las Vegas.
7. Enjoy a more intimate Grand Canyon experience by stopping off at Horseshoe Bend. Located about four miles southwest of
In our opinion, there is no better place to celebrate Earth Day than in our National Parks.
National parks may be synonymous with the quintessential summer road trip, but there's a lot to be said for bringing the kids during the off-season, when prices are lower and crowds are thinner.
Source: NPS Photo/Sarah Stio via Flickr Source: Zion National Parks Service via Flickr 2. Super-adaptive mammals There are
The sign stopped me in my tracks: "Since 2004, six people have died falling from the cliffs on this route." I promptly texted a photo of the warning to my mom back home in Maryland and continued along the trail.
"There was mountain-building going on in Navajo Sandstone time, but not where the Navajo itself was being deposited," Biek