Zion Canyon Whispers Freeview
Zion National Park is part of the “Grand Circle” of national parks, monuments, historical and recreational areas. This Grand Circle is located on the Colorado Plateau in the Four Corners area of the Southwest.
Zion National Park is distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River. The river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. Also, along the river, partly through deep chasms, is Zion Narrows wading hike.
The park was established on November 19, 1919. It covers an area of 229 square miles of stunning scenery.
Millions of years of flowing water has cut through the red and white beds of Navajo sandstone that form the sheer canyon walls of Zion.