The name Observation Point mildly describes the epic view from this overlook at Zion National Park in Utah. More than 2,000 feet below, the North Fork of the Virgin River winds through the lush canyon, curving around the dramatic fin of Angels Landing. If the elevation gain of the hike there doesn’t take your breath away, then the view surely will. Photo by Leslie Poole (www.sharetheexperience.org).
A stunning variety of landscapes await you at Zion National Park in Utah. Under a deep blue sky, colorful sandstone cliffs transition the high desert to forested mesas and deep canyons filled with life. The Virgin River, often sedate but sometimes violent, runs through the park and hiking through the Narrows is a highlight for many visitors. Photo by R.J. Hooper (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Happy birthday, Zion National Park! On this day in 1919, Zion National Park was established. Utah’s first national park, Zion protects some of the most scenic canyon country in the United States. It includes 229 square miles of high plateaus, a maze of sandstone canyons and waterfalls with colorful hanging gardens that are so stunning they look surreal. Photo by Kuang-Yu Jen (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Fall is a great time to visit Zion National Park in Utah. The crowds get smaller and the temperatures cool. Along the Virgin River, cottonwoods turn golden yellow and bigtooth maples add splashes of scarlet to the canyons and trails. These streaks of color enhance the already magnificent landscape. Photo by Robert Caton (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Take a little break from the hustle and bustle of Zion National Park to explore the ascending red cliffs and trails of nearby Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. This public land is sure to be a rewarding detour! Check out Red Cliffs National Conservation Area as well as other neighboring attractions: https://on.doi.gov/SideTrips
Photos by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands).