Zion National Park

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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Zion National Park,

146,592 acres (59,349 hectares), SW Utah. First proclaimed a national monument in 1909, it was enlarged several times and established as a national park in 1919. The park is noted for its many scenic trails and its vividly colored cliffs, rock formations, and deep canyons. The fingerlike, box-shaped Koblob Canyons have sheer 1,500-ft (457-m) walls. Zion Canyon, the park's main attraction, is a 15-mi (24-km) long, 0.5-mi (0.8-km) deep, multicolored gorge cut by the Virgin River. Vegetation in the park ranges from desert type in the canyons to forests on the mesas. Small animals thrive in the area, and mule deer are common. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Zion National Park

Address:SR 9
Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:435-772-3256
Fax:435-772-3426
Web: www.nps.gov/zion/
Size: 146,598 acres.
Established: Mukuntuweap National Monument proclaimed on July 31, 1909; incorporated in Zion National Monument by proclamation on March 18, 1918. Established as national park on November 19, 1919.
Location:In southwestern Utah. The Visitor Center at the Kolob Canyons entrance is accessible from I-15, Exit 40. The eastern entrance to the park is from US-89 to UT 9. The Zion Canyon Visitor Center is a short distance from the Park's South Entrance adjacent to Springdale.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, lodging, restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, mountain climbing, wildlife viewing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, tram tours, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:Colorful canyon and mesa scenery includes erosion and rock-fault patterns that create phenomenal shapes and landscapes. This includes the world's largest arch - Kolob Arch spanning 310 feet - and other natural wonders such as waterfalls and clear backcountry pools. The elevation differences at Zion provide habitat for extremely diverse plant communities. Evidence of Ancestrial Puebloans, known as the Anasazi, date from 2,000 years ago.

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