Zions National Park is located in the southwestern part of Utah. The three closest cities are Springdale to the south, Ordervilleto the east, and Cedar City near Kolob Canyons entrance.
The geography in Zions National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches. It has something to offer to everyone. There are many species of animals, birds, reptiles, and more.
Originally settled by Native Americans who moved on, the Mormons then settled there. In 1909, President William Howard Taft in order to protect it named it Mukuntuweap National Monument. Then in 1918, the newly created National Park Service director Horace Albright,wrote a proposal that the park be enlarged and the name changed to Zion National Monument. On November 19, 1919, Congress re-allocated the monument as Zion National Park, and the act was signed by President Woodrow Wilson.
The purpose of the park is and has always been to protect the beauty of the land and species for future generations.