Scenic USA - Utah
Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
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Points of Interest
|Photo by Marty Straub
Massive walls and breathtaking vistas surround the Virgin River and a 229 square mile Zion Canyon. Discovered in 1858 and settled in 1860 by Mormon pioneers, Utah's first national park was named Zion in 1919. A Hebrew word for sanctuary, to many people this majestic canyon's name is quite appropriate. This showcase of geology, a land of deep, imposing sandstone canyons, natural springs, striking grottos and hanging gardens, creates a remarkable wonderland in the desert.
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