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Where is Zion ? How was it created ?


Zion is a National Park located in the southern of Utah at Springdale. Zion was a relatively flat basin near sea level 240 million years ago.

There is almost nothing to compare to another place. In 1909, President William Howard Taft signed a proclamation creating Mukuntuweap National Monument to protect Zion Canyon and its surrounding area. The first roadup of the canyon was finished in 1917 with the help of appropriations secured by Utah senator Reed Smoot. The National Park called Zion was created on the 15th of November of 1919.


Zion means kingdom of heaven. The name refers both to a hill in the city of Jerusalem and to the city itself but it's also used in a general way to mean "holy place" or "kingdom of heaven." The root of Zion is the Hebrew Tsiyon, and while the word holds a special importance in the Jewish faith.


Zion is a climber's paradise. The park is about 2,000-foot. Sandstone cliffs are world

renowned for their big wall climbs. The best conditions for climbing are from March through May and September through early November.


Famous places in Zion



Angels Landing



The Narrows


Canyon of the Gods



Famous places in Zion


Riverside Walk


Kolob canyon




Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

Zion's geology


The geologic landscape of Zion is a fundamental resource of the park and a primary reason for its establishment in 1909. The park's geologic features and landforms have been studied by numerous geologists for more than 150 years.

The landscape of Zion is experiencing a spectacular sustained rate of erosion, down-cutting 1,300 feet in the past 1 million years. This high rate is the result of a location on the western margin of the Colorado Plateau, where it is rapidly rising relative to the Basin and Range province immediately west, and the linkage of the Colorado River system to the sea only about 4.5 million years. The rapid rate of down cutting sustains the high cliffs and the cutting of deep narrow slot canyons.