is Utah's most popular park, and is more easily reached than some of the others, lying 26 miles from Interstate 15 in the southwest corner of the state. The park contains spectacular cliffs and buttes of red and white Navajo sandstone, split by numerous deep and narrow canyons, formed by the Virgin River
and its tributaries. The central region (Zion Canyon
) is always busy, but away from this extends a large backcountry area, easily accessed by a number of trails. Just outside the south entrance, the little town of Springdale
has plenty of shops, hotels and other facilities.
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