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Zion National Park, just 163 miles from Las Vegas is located near Springdale, Utah, covers 229 square miles (590 km2) at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park’s unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. The primary feature of the park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep cut through the sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River.
Notable geographical features of the park which leave visitors in awe include the Virgin River Narrows, The Great White Throne, Checkerboard Mesa, The Three Patriarchs, and Kolob Arch. The geology of the Zion and Kolob Canyons area includes nine formations that together represent 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation. This entire area is truly a spiritual experience
Common daytime animals include mule deer, rock squirrels, pinyon jays, as well as whiptail and collared lizards. Desert cottontails, jackrabbits, coyotes, gray foxes, and ring-tail cats are the top daily participants. The park is home to 289 bird, 79 mammal, 28 reptile, 7 fish, and 6 amphibian species. Golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, peregrine falcons, and white-throated swifts can be seen in the area. California condors and bighorn sheep are also not shy as they are commonly spotted in the canyon. This is a very special place indeed!
Zion National Park Tour from Las Vegas
Artists and photographers have been drawn to Zion for decades in an effort to capture its infinite variety of moods. The incredible landscape of Zion is a magnificent display of beauty that is a perpetual source of inspiration and renewal for all. Zion is a spiritual experience that will forever move you.
Tour Times and Points of Interest
Operates: Tuesdays & Thursdays or any day with a combined group of 6 or more, call for any day availability.
Departure: Approximately 7:00 am
Return time: Approximately 6:30pm
What to wear
Hiking or athletic walking shoes
Temperatures are cooler from October – February so long pants and a warm jacket are appropriate.
March – September temperatures are warm where shorts, hat and light shirt are comfortable.
Vehicle Used (Company’s choice)
7-passenger Luxury 4×4 SUV’s
14-passenger VIP Touring Class mini-coaches
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