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Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a United States National Park located in southwestern Utah, near the city of Springdale. A prominent feature of the 229 sqmi park is Zion Canyon, which stretches 15 miles (24 km) long and spans up to half a mile (800 m) deep. It cuts through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest point in the park is at Coalpits Wash and the highest peak is at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.

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For those wondering how to get there on foot, the entrance located near the town of Springdale has a free shuttle that runs through town. Inside the park, there is another free shuttle that runs along a path.

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To enter there is an entrance fee of $25 per car, $12 per motorcycle, or $12 per person for 7 days.

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Zion National Park.

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