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Zion National Park

Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. Some curious facts about Zion National Park:

  • Interesting fact: The word “Zion” is Hebrew. It means “a place of peace and relaxation.”
  • Fun fact: “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” was filmed at the ghost town of Grafton near Zion.
  • Cool fact: Endangered California condors and peregrine falcons are among the 288 bird species seen in Zion.
  • At its dedication July 4,1930, the Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel was the world’s longest at 1.1 mile.
  • Interesting fact: Kolob Arch in Zion’s backcountry is one of the word’s largest freestanding natural arches. It measures about 287 feet in length.
  • Weird fact: Some of Zion’s many canyons are so well hidden that early surveyors missed a few that were twenty miles long.
  • Zion has over 900 species of plant groupings, one of the most diverse in Utah.
  • Fun fact: Zion’s Virgin River has four native fish species: Virgin River Spinedace, Speckled Dace, Flannelmouth Sucker, and Desert Sucker.
  • Cool fact: In March 2009, over 124,000 acres of Zion were declared wilderness, which means they are even more protected against any future development.
  • Weird fact: At Weeping Rock, the water that emerges took 1,000 years to travel through the rock from a spring.
  • Humans have been around Zion Canyon for at least 8,000 years.
  • The Olympic Torch passed through Zion on its way to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Games.

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