Animals of Zion

Animals of Zion When hiking along the trails of Zion National Park, visitors will often stop to marvel at the panoramic landscape. The red rock terrain and incredible geological formations create one of the most picturesque views in the country. While the scenic views are quite impressive, hikers should be sure to look among the trails, on rocks, and in … Read More

Vandalism Harms our National Parks

On the sides of buildings and train cars, the inside of bathroom stalls, and bus stops, these are all places we are used to seeing vandalism. From spray paint to shattered glass, vandalism is a terrible crime that reduces the beauty and value of whatever is vandalized. The devastation of vandalism can be seen in small towns, big cities, and … Read More

Zion Canyon Native Flute School Performances

The deep, rich history of Zion Canyon is part of the reason it is so unique. The Zion Canyon has historical roots which date back to the Native people of the west. These native groups had many rituals and traditions which make their culture incredibly interesting. One of the most beautiful parts of the native culture is the music. While … Read More

Comment period extended for controversial oil, gas leases near Zion National Park

Kolab Terrace

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made the decision to extend the comment period for the proposal to lease land for oil and gas expansion in the local area. This proposed development site is extremely close to Zion National Park, a popular tourist area. Extending the comment period will allow residents, those who oppose the lease, and others, to … Read More

Trump hiring freeze hits Zion National Park; shuttles resume

SPRINGDALE – Zion National Park is gearing up for more visitors as warmer weather approaches, an effort that has been made more difficult by President Donald Trump’s freeze on hiring federal employees. Parking lots at Zion National Park were overflowing for the Presidents Day weekend, Zion National Park, Feb. 16, 2015 | Photo by Dan Mabbutt, St. George News Parking lots … Read More

Best Hikes in Zion – The Desert Lowlands

La Verkin Overlook

Desert Lowlands hikes can be particularly hot during the summer, which is why hikers choose to hike this section during winter. The Southwest Springdale and North, or Route-9, is a very dry and hot section of ZNP. It is considered to be isolated by many hikers, though they drive to and from the main canyon, they ignore this part of … Read More