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Zion Narrows. Zion National Park. Orderville Canyon.
View from Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah
The sunrise at the Mesa Arch in the Canyonlands National Park makes the arch glow, Utah, USA.
Front view photography from a car driving on an asphalt road with yellow lines through Zion National Park in Utah, USA.
The Narrows of the Virgin River in Zion National Park
Adventurous Woman at the edge of a cliff is looking at a beautiful landscape view in the Canyon during a vibrant sunset. Taken in Zion National Park, Utah, United States. Sky Composite.
panoramic view of zion national park from Canyon overlook trail at sunset. Utah. USA
The final precarious section of the hiking trail to Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah. Angels Landing is at the top of the red sandstone cliffs in the centre of the picture and provides views of the whole of Zion Canyon.
HDR image of the last rays of sun hitting The Watchman with the Virgin River in the foreground in Zion National Park, Utah.
Woman hiking slot canyon
narrow with vergin river in Zion National park,Utah,usa.
Petroglyphs in Zion National Park, Utah.
Angels Landing, Zion National Park, Utah
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Zion Canyon is a unique and different experience than the Grand Canyon.  At Zion, you are standing at the bottom looking up where at the Grand Canyon you are at the top looking down.  Zion Canyon is mostly made up of sedimentary rocks, bits and pieces of older rocks that have been deposited in layers after much weathering and erosion. These rock layers tell stories of an ancient ecosystem very different from what Zion looks like today. About 110 – 200 million years ago Zion and the Colorado Plateau were near sea level and were close to the equator. Since then they have been uplifted and eroded to form the scenery we see today.  Zion Canyon has had a 10,000-year history of human habitation.  Most of this history was not recorded and has been interpreted by archeologists and anthropologist from clues left behind.  Archeologists have identified sites and artifacts from the Archaic, Anasazi, Fremont and Southern Paiute cultures.  Mormon pioneers settled in the area and began farming in the 1850s.  Today, the ancestors of both the Paiute and Mormons still live in the area.  On November 19, 1919, Zion Canyon was established as a national park.  Like a lot of public land, the Zion area benefited from infrastructure work done during the Great Depression of the 1930’s by government sponsored organizations like the Civil Works Administration (CWA) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).  During their nine years at Zion the CWA and CCC built trails, parking areas, campgrounds, buildings, fought fires and reduced flooding of the Virgin River.  This view of the red rocks of Zion Canyon was photographed from the Emerald Pools Trail in Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah, USA.
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Wall street in the Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah
mature woman taking a picture of the sunset at lookout point in Zion National Park
Group of hikers friends walking down the stairs and enjoying view of Zion National Park, USA
Landscape photo of The Watchman and the North Fork Virgin River at sunset in Zion National Park, Utah, USA.
Virgin River at sunset
breathtaking scenery while wading through Virgin river in the narrows in Zion National Park, Utah, USA
fit female traveler hikes along the angel's landing hiking path on a sunny winter day. woman visiting zion national park observes the spectacular wintry canyon while walking along a scenic trail.
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Zion Canyon from the hiking trail to Angels Landing in Zion National Park, Utah.
Taken in Zion National Park, Utah
Incredible sunset over the Watchman, Zion National Park, Utah.
Lonely mountain and river with a small waterfall in Zion National Park. Utah, United States of America. Long exposure
Colorful, rocky valley with river and wavy roads, green forest and blue sky with clouds, photographed from cliff. Zion National Park, Angels Landing Peak, Utah, United States.
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