Zion National Park : Facts and Figures

Zion National Park is a national park in America that is present in Utah, quite near Springdale.  An American national park located in southwestern Utah near the town of Springdale. It is established in 1919.

Area

It has 229-square-mile (590 km2) 15 miles (24 km) long and up to 2,640 ft (800 m) deep. canyon walls are prominent features of this park where radish color Navajo Sandstone present near Virgin River. Coalpits Wash is the lowest point and the highest Horse Ranch Mountain peak is 8,726 ft (2,660 m).

 Where Zion national park is situated?

Zion National Park is present in Utah, located in southern Utah, Springdale, and near to St. George, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City.

 Zion national park map

Zion national park map
Zion national park map

 What are the coordinates of zion national park?

The coordinates of Zion national park are below

37.2982° N, 113.0263° W

How many visitors are attracted by zion national park each year?

Approximately 3.59 to 4.50 million people visited this park annually.

Why Go To Zion national park

Millions of people visit this park every year and the time they spend in this place is a memorable time of their lives. Stay very close to nature and try to relieve their tension. Nature here is as beautiful as the colors, the variety of plants, the animals of many species, the lakes, the water, the mountains. People attract to see these all things.

Where should we stay?

There are different places where you can stay in which there are small and big hotels that are specially designed for people who want to visit this park. You can stay here inside the hotels at your convenience. During visiting the park these hotels will be a great source of accommodation for you

List of lodges/hotels near Zion national park

Below is the list of hotels/ lodges where you can accommodate easily according to your convenience and budget.

  • Bumbleberry Inn
  • Novel House Inn at Zion
  • Zion National Park Lodge
  • Zion Park Motel
  • Under Canvas Zion
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Springdale Zion National Park
  • Desert Pearl Inn
  • Cable Mountain Lodge
  • Majestic View Lodge
  • Holiday Inn Express Springdale – Zion Natl Park Area, an IHG Hotel
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Springdale/Zion National Park
  • Cliffrose Springdale, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Zion Mountain Ranch
  • Best Western Plus Zion Canyon Inn & Suites
  • Flanigan’s Inn Springdale UT – Hotel Zion National Park
  • Bumbleberry Inn
  • Zion Pioneer Lodge
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Virgin Zion National Park
  • Zion Wildflower Resort – Glamping Zion National Park
  • Zion Canyon Lodge
  • The Driftwood Lodge
  • Quality Inn & Suites Montclair
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham at Zion Park/Springdale
  • Gooseberry Lodges
  • Novel House Inn at Zion
  • Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort

Best time to visit the Zion national park?

The best and most suitable time to visit this park is from April, May to September and October. You can say that Visitors can enjoy this park very much in the summer months.

Where are the entry points of Zion national park?

1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9
Springdale, UT 84767

Airport options for Zion national park

McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is the nearest airport of this park that is approximately 170 kilometers from the park.

Centers and campgrounds

There are three campgrounds in zion national park

  • The Lava Point Campground
  • Watchman Campground
  • South Campground

Features of Zion national park

Weather

The weather of this area is wide range condition. Temperature is varying from 30°F to 100°F. In summer floods can also be faced by visitors due to monsoon rains. Similarly clouds, storms, and lighting are also occurring during the summer season in the park. But on the other hand, winter is mild.

Wildlife 

Different types of animals are present in this park. Approximately 32 species of reptiles, 289 species of birds, and 75 species of mammals are present in this park. The most amazing 19 species of bats are there. 

List of flora in Zion national park

Different types of plant species are present in this park the most famous plans are below

  • Sego Lily
  • Chorispora
  • Orchid
  • Sand buttercup
  • Indian paintbrush
  • Monkey Flowers
  • Columbine
  • primrose
  • four o’clock
  • Sacred datura
  • spiderwort
  • juniper
  • Yucca
  • sagebrush
  • cactus
  • manzanita
  • Pinion pine
  • scrub
  • oak trees

What type of fauna is present in Zion national park?

Fishes present in Zion national park

  • Desert Sucker
  • Speckled Dace
  • Virgin River Spinedace
  • Trout
  • Flannelmouth Sucker

Amphibians of Zion national park

  • Great Basin Spadefoot
  • Arizona Toad
  • Red-spotted Toad
  • Woodhouse’s Toad
  • Canyon Treefrog
  • Northern Leopard Frog

List of reptiles in Zion national park

Lizards

  • Western Banded Gecko
  • Common Chuckwalla
  • Great Basin Collared Lizard
  • Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
  • Zebra-tailed Lizard
  • Desert Spiny Lizard
  • Plateau Lizard
  • Common Sagebrush Lizard
  • Side-blotched Lizard
  • Ornate Tree Lizard
  • Desert Horned Lizard
  • Greater Short-horned Lizard
  • Western Skink
  • Plateau Spotted Whiptail
  • Western Whiptail
  • Gila Monster

Snakes

  • Ring-necked Snake
  • Coachwhip
  • Striped Whipsnake
  • Western Patch-nosed Snake
  • Gophersnake
  • Common Kingsnake
  • Sonoran Mountain Kingsnake
  • Terrestrial Gartersnake
  • Groundsnake
  • Smith’s Black-headed Snake
  • Western Lyresnake
  • Nightsnake
  • Western Rattlesnake

 Tortoise

  • Desert Tortoise

 List of Birds present in Zion national park

  • White-crowned sparrow
  • Chestnut-collard longspur
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Snow bunting

 Grosbeaks & Buntings

  • Rose-breasted grosbeak
  • Blue brosbeak
  • Black-headed grosbeak
  • Indigo bunting
  • Lazuli bunting

Blackbirds, Meadowlarks & Orioles

  • Western meadowlark
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Great-tailed grackle
  • Brown-headed cowbird
  • Yellow-headed blackbird
  • Rusty blackbird
  • Brewer’s blackbird
  • Hooded oriole
  • Scott’s oriole
  • Bullock’s oriole

Finches

  • Pine grosbeak
  • Cassin’s finch
  • Gray-crowned rosy-finch
  • Red crossbill
  • Pine siskin
  • Lesser goldfinch
  • Evening grosbeak
  • House finch
  • American goldfinch

Weaver Finches

  • House sparrow

Other important birds of Zion are

  • Mexican spotted owl
  • Hummingbirds
  • Peregrine falcon
  • Common raven
  • California condor
  • American dipper

Mammals present in Zion national park

This park has approximately 75 species of mammals the most important mammal list is below.

  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Black Bears
  • Chipmunks
  • Coyotes
  • Elk
  • Mountain Lions
  • Mule Deer
  • Prairie Dog
  • Pronghorn
  • Rabbits
  • Black-tailed jackrabbits
  • Desert cottontails
  • Ringtail
  • Squirrels
  • white-tailed antelope
  • Rock squirrels
  • Golden-mantled ground squirrel

 Effect of climatic change on Zion national park

The effects of climate change on the rest of the world. There are similar effects on this park. Climate change, including global warming, heavy rainfall, increasing flooding, and changing temperatures, are slowly changing the entire park’s ecosystem. It is giving the signal for the future, if it continues like this, it will last forever.

Reviewed by:
Dr. Muhammad Tahir Ph.D. (PU)
Post Doctorate
American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA