ZION NATIONAL PARK was established in 1919. The name "Zion" means "place of refuge." It was given to the canyon by Mormon pioneers who had traveled across the plains from the East in search of a place where they could thrive as a people of faith. Zion National Park protects 229 square miles of spectacular cliff-and-canyon landscape and wilderness. Among the amazing natural structures are stone arches and valley’s stone statues so precise it is hard to imagine they were carved by nature. The world's largest arch - Kolob Arch - with a span that measures 310 feet is found here. This arch of arches stretches across the landscape as an incredible view, no matter which way you are looking at it.
Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern corner of Utah, and northwest of the city of Saint George. Southwestern Utah is a beautiful area of red cliffs and views that go on as far as the eye can see. This is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation due not only to the spectacular beauty found here but the healthful environment it affords. St. George has a huge influx of visitors in the winter months when the “snowbirds” or retirement age citizens flock here to partake of the dry, warm weather of this region. Outdoor lovers can’t wait to come to Zion National Park each year in search of the legendary natural splendor. Amid the red rocks and canyons, all visitors enjoy the hiking, camping, and experiencing once in a lifetime sights and sounds.
Zion National Park is indeed a national treasure that will draw you in and keeps visitors coming back year after year, experiencing something new with each visit.