Zion, a Hebrew word meaning "a place of peace and relaxation",
was given to the canyon by Mormon Pioneers in the 1860s.
Kolob, in Mormon theology, is a heavenly place close to God.
229 square miles (147,551 acres)
Lowest: 3,666 ft (1,128 m), Coal Pits Wash in the southwest corner.
Highest: 8,726 ft (2,660 m), Horse Ranch Mountain in the Kolob Canyons section.
In 1920: 3,692; in 1996: 2.5 million.
Richest diversity of plants in Utah, almost 800 native species.
75 species of mammals, 271 birds, 32 reptiles and amphibians, 8 fish.
Bed & Breakfast
at Zion Nat'l Park
Only 10 minutes to
Zion National Park
with private baths,
and full breakfast.
Relax and enjoy!
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