One of my favorite signs: Joggers Beware Mountain Lion Area @ Zion National Park @ZionNPS
USA / Zion National Park

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Headlines

Zion National Park Searching For Better Way To Manage Desert Bighorn Sheep
‘Paving the Way to Zion’ recounts park’s early days
Would You Love Zion If It Were Called Mukuntuweap?

Management Plans

http://www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/vr_mngt_plan_comment.htm
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=32068

Key Links

http://www.nps.gov/zion
http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/ranger-led-activities.htm

RSS

zion park - Google News

Forecast

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=UTZ019&mp=0

National Park

http://www.nps.gov/zion/parkmgmt
http://www.nps.gov/zion
http://www.twitter.com/zionnps
http://www.flickr.com/zionnps
http://www.youtube.com/npszion
https://www.facebook.com/zionnps

Human History Museum

http://www.nps.gov/zion/historyculture/zion-human-history-museum.htm
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usa/southwest/zion-national-park/sights/museum/zion-human-history

Flickr

Zion National Park
http://www.flickr.com/zionnps

Flickr Groups

Zion National Park
Zion National Park Photos
Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park

TripAdvisor

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g143057-Zion_National_Park_Utah-Vacations.html

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paiute
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Basin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zion_national_park

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/npszion





Slideshare





Indigenous Peoples

http://www.nps.gov/zion/historyculture/people.htm
http://www.nps.gov/zion/historyculture/past-peoples-of-zion-national-park.htm
http://www.bluecorncomics.com/2007/07/indian-lore-at-zion.html

Ancestral Puebloans inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon” in Southern Pauite.

Markets

http://zionharvest.org - https://www.facebook.com/ZionCanyonFarmersMarket

Elsewhere on the Web

http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/Zion_National_Park_Nps--2
http://citrusmilo.com/zionguide/recommend.cfm

Where to eat

Springdale - Bit and Spur - Facebook
The Zion Pizza and Noodle Co
Springdale Fruit Company and Market
Flanigan's Inn and Restaurant
Oscar's - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oscars-Cafe-Zion-Canyon-Utah/168861163157096

Travel

Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
Zion Cycles
Zion Outdoor Store
Zion Natural History Association
East Zion Tourism Council

Key facts
229-square-mile park is

Trails

http://www.citrusmilo.com/zionguide
http://www.atozion.com

Geology

Zion National Park is famous for its Navajo sandstone walls that tower above the Virgin River.

Zion Canyon runs 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep

Flora

The bloom of the sacred datura (also called moon lily or moon flower) is often seen throughout the park in the summer. This familiar looking plant is a member of the family Solanaceae, a close relative of the tomato, potato, and eggplant. However, unlike some of the other edible plants in this family, every part of the datura is poisonous. Look for the datura’s beautiful bloom in the early evening and at night when its flower unfurls. By noon the next day, it will typically be closed.

Wildlife

Mule deer are named for their mule-like ears, a great adaptation for living in the desert. Large ears not only help them hear exceptionally well, but they serve as a cooling system. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCwbeUtyW1E




ShutDown


http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/11/us/utah-parks-reopen/

http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2013/10/01/mgk-shutdown-zion-national-park-closes-else-affected

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/56945670-90/zion-park-national-rangers.html.csp


Wiki Essays

Parks
World Parks Photo Group

Editing

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propane-filled buses

Certification
http://www.greenseal.org/GreenBusiness/Standards.aspx?vid=ViewStandardDetail&cid=0&sid=19
https://twitter.com/ZionNPS/status/264100427774181376/photo/1

Accessible Parking