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9 fun facts about Zion National Park, Utah

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Located in southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is the second most visited National Park in the US.

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Over 5 million people visited Zion National Park in 2021. The National Park overtook Yellowstone National Park in terms of visitor count in 2021.

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Zion National Park was established in 1919.

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Zion National Park is spread over an area of 146,597 acres (229 square miles).

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Zion Canyon is the main canyon and the primary attraction in the National Park. The Virgin River flows through Zion Canyon.

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The Zion National Park provides a safe haven to about 80 species of mammals, 290 species of birds, and various reptile, fish, and amphibian species.  The large animals in the Zion National Park are Mountain Lion/Puma/Cougar, Mule Deer, the critically endangered California condor, etc.

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The Kolob Arch located in Zion National Park is one of the largest natural arches in the world. The arch has a length of 287.4 ft (87.6 meters) and a width of 35 ft (11 meters).

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Zion National Park is famous for its hiking trails. The famous trails are Angels Landing, Emerald Pool Trail, the Narrows, etc.

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The canyons in Zion National Park are prone to flash floods.

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The highest point in Zion National Park is Horse Ranch Mountain. The mountain is 8,733 ft (2,662 meters) high.

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