Welcome to Zion National Park
“Zion” translates to “sanctuary” in Hebrew, and that’s exactly what most find here in Southwestern Utah. The Virgin River has carved an immense sandstone canyon, pineclad and some 2,000 feet (610 meters) deep—you’ll want your finger on the shutter even before entering the park though, as you zigzag down the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. Once you’re on foot, there’s a long list of things to do here, including hiking to the Emerald Pools, getting your feet wet in The Narrows, or making the sky-high climb to Angel’s Landing, perhaps the wildest trek of all.