Zion National Park Information
Zion National Park was originally known by its native name, Mukuntuweap, but was later changed for fear that Americans would confuse its pronunciation, an unfortunate turn in the identity of the park. Regardless, Zion National Park is a significant part of Utah identity and outdoor recreation. The sight of massive sandstone mountains towering above Zion Canyon is a rare sight that isn’t duplicated anywhere else on the Colorado Plateau. Farther up into Zion Canyon, the Angel’s Landing hike is a hike unlike any other that challenges what many know as a scary hike, while many deer find an abundance of food and nourishment from the Virgin River and the riparian landscape below.