Zion is the oldest national park in Utah and is well known for its spectacular canyons and its breath taking views.It is one of the most visited national park in the world.It is named as the ‘Promised Land’ as it has an amazing landscapes and the best hiking which we may not forget in our lifetime.It is visited by tourists in a count of 3 millions every year approximately.This park reveals its 8 layers of sandstone,which displas the oldest carves .It is really an enchanting place with long towering cliffs,deep red canyons.It is famous for its peaks which are unique.
How to reach:
Zion National Park is located near st.George and Springdale Utah which is 30 miles length and 15 miles wider,discovered in 1919.It is situated in the southwest corner of the Utah in Washington precisely.
How the history originated:
Zion’s first native people, Anazari people, who are invisible were travelling through camels and spotted this path .At that time due to the climatic conditions the animals died,but humans began to adapt to it and tuned their lifestyle.
The first permanent human in this place is an European-American named Isaac Behunin who built a one room log cabin which is near the present Zion lodge in 1861.Later on,many came to settle here and settled some farms here and began cultivation.
President William Howard, in the year 1909 signed a proclamation to protect Zion Canyon and its surrounding areas from where the development of roads,expansions,the status of National Park started.Slowly,it became into tourist place when the transport level to this place has been improved.They spent millions to improve this area for this wonderful landscape which is worth for it.
What to do:
Zion National Park contains a wide variety of ecosystems which is an amazing view to the tourists.It consists of different varieties of vegetations in this park.
Zion Canyon visitor center is the first stop which provides an mesmerizing experience which features the scenery and trails of the park with its length and adventurous trips.Through this,visitors can choose what they want to do.This is just like a menu serving people to choose what is best for them instead of thriving later and they can choose how much amount they can spend and how much time they can enjoy here.It is just an tourist friendly interaction
This landscape is known for its hiking which are very unique.You can take a hiking trip to the Canyon which is very frightening and also you can hike to a number of waterfalls over there.In summer ,most people hike directly to rivers as their wish.The best and frightful hike is the one to Angels.Hiking has become famous as the bottom up view is really amazing.
The elevations ranges from 4000 to 8700 feet which most people use to backpacking and we can go camping which is also a great adventure in this park.
Zion Canyon is a place where we have a Zion lodge which is the only one present in the park boundaries.The lodge has a beautiful scenery with its lawn and is an amazing spot to go for a picnic.It is just a combination of ancient architecture and stone towers.The lodge has two restaurants ,rest rooms and even a gift shop.
Life in Zion:
Zion consists an unique collection of species of animals and plants.There are 67 species of mammals,13 species of snakes,291 species of birds,900 species of plants and about 4 species of native fishes which are preserved in this park.
The mammals present here are Mountain-lions,ring-tailed cats,mule deer and bighorn sheep.The bird species includes blue grouses,wild turkeys,spotted owls ,bald eagles and peregrine falcons.The unique fish species which is found nowhere but here is the
Weather is the most important factor in Zion area as it is tremendously dangerous mainly near sharped cliffs as they may slid and heavy water flooding areas as they may effect with storms and flash floods.The climate is fine in summer months but if you insist on going in colder months,you need to take extra care and special precautions to take this adventurous trip.
Subway of Zion:
The Subway is the famous part which separates the amazing Canyon of the Left Fork of North Creek.The route starts at the Wildcat Canyon Trail head and descends to the Left Fork through a cross-country route that crosses Russell Gulch,It walks out a ridge and descends a steep gully.
The people who are interested in doing canyoneering wont leave the Subway.It is just a great and very adventurous consideration with its semi-technical route.The stream of water is the trial for most of the route.Some streams are deep enough to swim in this subway.This is mostly done from top-down as bottom-up is too risky.Also hiking in the subway is allowed through permits obtained by park website and any park visitor center .