The red and coral sandstone cliffs of Zion rise out
of the Virgin River Canyon like the walls of a cathedral.
They surround what is a unique oasis in the arid region,
fed not only by the Virgin River, but also by purified
water seeping from the sandstone after hundreds of
years, journeying from top to bottom. Bighorn sheep
and wild turkeys highlight a list of species that
thrive in this unique environment.
Zion can be enjoyed with very little effort, by vehicle
(by park shuttle in Zion Canyon itself), or explored
more thoroughly by hiking the many trails, wet-walking
up the river narrows, or for the more adventurous,
climbing up the cathedral walls. Nearby, Coral Pink
Dunes State Park provides a great place for off-roading.