Zion National Park

Zion National Park

News in Zion

Celebrate Zion Wonders

August 18, 2008, 2:16 pm
Next year will be a big celebration for Zion National Park and all who value the majestic views that can be seen within this natural landmark. Zion didn't receive national park status until 1919, but it was recognized for its beauty in 1909, when it was designated as Mukuntuweap National ...

Canyoneering Heaven At Zion National Park

July 18, 2008, 8:17 am
Lee and Brian are loaded like sherpas, each hauling an end of the 700-foot-long rope and moving in lockstep as they hike down a dry creek bed through a ponderosa pine forest atop a mesa about 6,000 feet above sea level. Behind us, at the end of a wretched ...

Noise Inescapable in Some Flagship National Parks

July 7, 2008, 7:33 am
A few times a year, Bryson Garbett loads up his family and heads to a national park, often one in southern Utah. Part of the draw to a place like Zion -- aside from the hiking, rappelling and backcountry stargazing -- is that it's quiet. Garbett, president of a home building ...

EPA's Pollution Plan Slammed

July 3, 2008, 7:35 am
City officials and business leaders here Wednesday warned that a federal proposal to relax air quality standards for the nation's national parks will ultimately be bad for business. Simply put, they said during a news conference at the entrance to Zion National Park, lower air standards being proposed by ...

Zion, Other National Parks Ask Visitors to Reduce 'Carbon Footprint'

June 18, 2008, 9:11 am
Visitors to Zion National Park can soon take home more than just breathtaking photos and memories of epic hikes. The park is one of 15 in the country participating in a a program urging visitors to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions at home and thereby reduce the risk of ...

Zion National Park Leads the Way in 'Green' Life

June 11, 2008, 1:20 pm
Mukuntuweap National Monument has been in the “green” business since its establishment in 1909. This role was further strengthened by the Organic Act of 1916. Signed by President Woodrow Wilson Aug. 25, 1916, the Organic Act of 1916 created the National Parks Service, according to the NPS Web site, ...

Why national parks, coal-fired power plants may be neighbors

April 23, 2008, 11:23 am
Nature photographer Hullihen Moore specializes in vistas of Virginia's Shenandoah National Park, but worries he'll soon be unable to see his beloved ridgelines through a yellowish haze of industrial emissions.On some days, thick air already obscures mountains just a few ...