Zion National Park & Area Attractions
National Park is a myriad of deep sandstone canyons, which extend
over 30 miles from end to end and covers 229 square miles. The Zion
Canyons were named by early Mormon settlers (members of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) and many of the formations in
the park have names from the bible. The park was established in 1909
as Mukuntuweap National Monument and expanded in 1919 to Zion National
Park. The park is composed mostly of sandstone stained by the oxidizing
of iron in the rock. Zion National Park with its many canyons contains
75 species of mammals, 271 birds, 32 reptiles and amphibians and 8
fish in the streams and rivers, which have carved these canyons.
within Zion National Park is a spectacular cliff-and-canyon landscape
and wilderness full of the unexpected including Kolob Arch - the world's
largest arch - with a span that measures 310 feet. Zion National Park
is full of beautiful colors, scenery and wildlife. Wildlife such as
mule deer, golden eagles, and mountain lions, also inhabit the Park.
The sandstone which makes up most of the rock in Zion National Park
was formed by the compacting of sand about 150 million years ago.
This occurred when cementing properties of compounds such as calcium
carbonate compacted the sand, which covered the huge desert of the
Park Entrance Fee Rates:
$12.00 Single Person Entry into Zion National Park by foot or bicycle,
or motorcycle for 7 days.
$25.00 Single Vehicle Entry Valid at Zion National Park
for 7 days.
$50.00 Zion National Park Pass Valid at Zion National
Park for 1 year from month of purchase.
$10.00 Interagency Senior Pass, good for life, available
to U.S. residents 62 years old and over, for all Entrance fees for Federal recreation sites.
Utah lies at the southwest entrance to Zion National Park and is the
closest gateway city in the vicinity of the park. This Springdale
city directory provides information about the community and the available
services, along with information about Zion National Park itself.
Zion draws nearly three million visitors each year and Springdale
provides much of the lodging, dining and other travel services for
Golf, fine dining and special events handling await at Sand Hollow Resort. Guests of ATV Jeep Adventures ride right past the Sand Hollow Resort on many of our ATV and Jeep tours.
you’re enjoying yourself on a ride with us in southern Utah, we thought
you’d like to know a little more about this area. Our rides take place
in southern Utah and northern Arizona. Our operations are based in
St. George, Utah (Saint George), which is known as the place where
the Summer Sun spends the winter. The name St. George has historical
significance and comes from one of the early settlers and leaders
of the region. The city of St. George is a great place to base as
you experience the many things there are to do and see in this region
including; Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon North Rim,
and Lake Powell.
past 30 years St. George (Utah's Palm Springs) has become a year-round
playground and getaway. In St. George (Saint George) you’ll find activities
like golf, tennis, mountain biking, hiking, and a myriad of activities
including, of course, excellent ATV Riding and tours through ATV Wilderness
Adventures. St. George boasts some of the finest golf courses in the
state of Utah, with two new championship courses added to the list
in the past year alone.
has also become a shopping Mecca with factory stores, malls, antique
shops, gift shops and even large superstores. The St. George aquatic
center is one of the finest in America, while the new Canyons softball
complex is also one of the best in the Western United States. Recently
St. George has spent 18+ million dollars on walking and biking paths,
which follow scenic courses along the Virgin River, through communities
and along roadways toward Snow Canyon State Park.
||Scenic attraction abound in this region and Snow Canyon State Park is just minutes from town. Snow Canyon is a composite of sandstone and volcanic lava and a must see for any visitor to the area. Zion National Park, one of America's crown jewel parks, is 45 minutes from St. George. Many of our ATV tours take us to scenic overlooks where you can see the many scenic attractions visible in all directions.
Nevada is just 35 minutes away through the scenic Virgin River Gorge
and Las Vegas Nevada is just 1 hour and 45 minutes away on Interstate
15. Salt Lake City, Utah is 4 hours to the North on I-15. Places like
Brian Head Ski and Summer Resort, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand
Canyon National Park and Lake Powell are within a 1-3 hour drive.
Whatever your purpose for visiting St. George, Utah, you will find it to
be one of the most beautiful and friendly places you've ever experienced.
It is definitely the perfect place for an ATV ride. Come tour with
us and enjoy the majesty of southern Utah and northern Arizona.