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In it’s 232 square miles, Zion National Park has a vibrant, diverse ecosystem. From high plateaus to deep sandstone canyons, visitors can enjoy magnificent rivers, natural springs and glittering waterfalls.
- FUN FACTS –         
*Zion became a national park in 1919, which was Utah’s first national park.        
*Cliff houses and rock paintings in the canyon were left behind by the Anasazi people 800 to 1,500 years ago         
*The park has more than 178 species of mammals and 231 species of birds, including the endangered California Condor.  
What is the best time to visit Zion National Park?
Winter: Want to avoid the crowds? Winter is the least crowded time to visit and snow on the peaks is magical.
Spring: Whilst crowds aren’t at their busiest, they can increase a lot in March compared to February.
Summer: This is the busiest time of the year with nearly half a million visitors a month. Crowds are especially high during the school holidays.
Autumn: This is the best time of the year to visit avoiding the intense heat of the summer and cold winter months and avoiding large crowds.   
Where to Stay?
Zion National Park has some great options for camping, check out some below:  
Watchman Campground This is the by far one of the best campgrounds due to its fantastic location at the entrance to the park. The site is equipped with a dump station, bathrooms, picnic tables and fire pits.
South Campground. This is located just a half-mile from the south entrance. You will find potable water and dump station here.
Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort. This is one of the closest RV parks to Zion that has full hook-ups. You will also find a swimming pool and laundry facilities.  
What else you can do in the park?
Lots of Hiking
One of the most famous trails is Angel’s landing, which is a magnificent photo spot that juts into the canyon. The landing stands 1,488ft above the Virgin River, However, the 2.2-mile hike can be dangerous due to steep drops offs.
Go Canyoneering
Get a permit and go canyoneering. The activity involves rappelling, swimming and hiking.
To see where you could include Zion National Park as part of a longer trip, please see our fantastic Tourbook with 31 suggested itineraries https://www.rvcheckin.com/tour_book/CA-Tourbook.pdf  including Utah’s Mighty Five and Beyond. For more information and how to book, contact your tour operator.              

 

Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 19/05/2020

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