Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Zion National Park contains approximately 150,000 acres of wild canyon country that is located east of St. George, Utah, and includes the constricted and many colored Kolob canyons to the north as well as miles and miles of largely inaccessible mountain wilderness. Most visitors come to Zion County and more specifically to Zion National Park where there is found some of the most outstanding geological wonders in the state of Utah which are absolutely red and also contains many white sandstone cliffs that tower 2,500 feet over the North Fork of the Virginia River.
An Estimated More Than Three Million Visitors Annually
It is believed that at present Zion National Park receives more than three million visitors each year and there are also park shuttles from several locations within the Zion Canyon to the local town of Springdale. Zion National Park has many trails that beckon hikers of all ages and levels of fitness and includes intermediate and expert hiking trails. Rock climbers as well as canyoneers also find Zion National Park a worthwhile place to visit. In addition, Zion National Park is a gem that is a part of the National Park system in the US and is one of the most loved tourist destinations in Utah. There are many beautiful and diverse landscapes here and the TravelWest guide to Zion National Park has been designed to give all information that would be necessary for planning a visit here.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area comprises the Lake Powell as well as the surrounding countryside and is frequently visited because the lake is a memorable place that contrasts the deep clear blue waters with the surrounding landscape. The bright red sandstone rocks don’t contain much vegetation and have innumerable and steep as well as remote side canyons. The spires, ridges as well as buttes that were once towering over the Colorado now forms cliffs at the lakeside or form semi-submerged small islands. Lake Powell is a major centre for leisure activities that includes fishing, water sports, hiking as well as house-boating.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area has unmatched water as well as backcountry recreation attractions and with more than 1.2 million acres, there is hundreds of miles of scenic vistas, geological wonders and a panorama of human history that stretches all the way from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah. There are also opportunities open for boating, fishing, camping, kayaking, scuba diving, swimming as well as backcountry hiking.
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