Welcome to Zion National Park
USA / Zion National Park

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Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. 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.

Headlines

http://www.sltrib.com/home/4909718-155/blm-delays-oil-drilling-leases-near-zion
http://kutv.com/news/local/zion-national-park-crews-use-new-innovative-way-to-quicken-rock-slide-clean-up
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/rock-slide-closes-2-miles-of-zion-national-park-scenic-drive/ar-AAlRRk7
http://www.sltrib.com/home/4765776-155/utahs-zion-national-park-so-popular
http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/12/12/zion-national-park-being-loved-death -
http://outbounding.org/articles/view/is-zion-national-park-being-loved-to-death
http://ngtnews.com/nrel-evaluates-propane-to-electricity-shuttle-conversion-at-zion-national-park
http://suindependent.com/zion-national-park-shuttle-service-transportation-problems
Zion highway closed after major rock fall
after-decade-long-fight-small-utah-town springdale-repeals-chain-restaurant-ban
Bicycle Stories: Seeing an Old Friend, Making a New Friend at Zion @BicycleManSnel @ZionNPS
Plastic-water-bottle-ban-in-Zion-threatened-by-pending-legislation
Tourism Created $175.5 Million in Economic Benefit in 2013
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
http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/wildernesspermitinfo.htm

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    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 nps
    Zion National Park - Planeta

    Flickr Groups

    Zion National Park
    Zion National Park Photos
    https://www.flickr.com/groups/zionnps
    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

    Key facts

    229-square-mile park

    Zion National Park is 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas and 300 miles south of Salt Lake City. The park has two entrances, the main Zion Canyon entrance in Springdale and the Kolub Canyon entrance 45 miles north.

    Scattering of Ashes
    https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/scattering-of-ashes.htm

    Question: Would you travel to Mukuntuweap National Park? = ¿Te viajar al Parque Nacional Mukuntuweap?

    Slideshare





    Indigenous Culture

    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


    Mukuntuweap

    Markets

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

    Elsewhere on the Web

    http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/node/12223
    http://www.protectedplanet.net/sites/Zion_National_Park_Nps--2
    http://citrusmilo.com/zionguide/recommend.cfm
    https://www.stgeorgeutah.com

    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

    Where to stay

    http://www.laquintazionparkspringdale.com - TripAdvisor
    http://www.zmr.com

    Travel

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

    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 (2013)

    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

    Buzzword Bingo

    Mukuntuweap

    Wiki Essays

    Parks
    World Parks Photo Group

    Editing

    Zion National Park

    Misc

    This Week: There still should be some great fall color on the east side of the park in oaks and maples. The cottonwoods Zion Canyon should be getting better as well, but not quite peak.

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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

    Photos


    Accessible Parking

    Videos


    https://vimeo.com/155008424


    Secret Springs
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCjMIfvZPoE