United States Zion National Park & Surroundings

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Laurent Martres

Zion is often the first national park visited by travelers making the so-called ‘Grand Circle’. It’s a spectacular introduction to the discovery of the Colorado Plateau and its national parks located in the ‘Four Corners’ states.

The park essentially consists of two parts: the Valley (or Canyon) and the Plateau; Zion Canyon is deeply cut (between 2,000 and 2,500 feet), which doesn’t make for easy photography due to the high contrast between the sunlit summits and the valley, the latter often plunged in deep shadow.

Arriving at Zion NP by way of the East Entrance can be exhilarating, since the views are particularly spectacular coming from Mt. Carmel. In addition, light is best in the morning at the main viewpoints of the Plateau.

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