Zion National Park lies in southern Utah. Like the Grand Canyon, the park features a broad valley cut by a river. Unlike the Grand Canyon, visitors tour the bottom of the valley, looking up at the landscape. The park gets very crowded in the summer but there is a shuttle system to ferry visitors from vantage point to vantage point.
The park actually consists of several sections which are significantly different. There are also many interesting trails in the park which can be explored. The park features have been given religious names by the Mormon who settled the area.
Another popular formation is known as the Three Patriarchs.
Another section of the park is about 50 miles from the main area. It is known as Kolob Canyon and is noted for its red-colored rock formations.
Another very different area showcases a series of sand dunes which have been changed to rock over time.
Visitors to the park spend much their time looking up, so don’t be surprised if you are bothered by a stiff neck after your visit..