Park Number: 13/61
First Visited: January 21, 2011
Zion is our temple of the American Southwest. Sheer cliffs act as the face of the cathedral while river-cut valleys carve out a place for us to praise. Angels Landing is the pulpit. Virgin waters, flowing from the north and east, our baptism. Other features include petrified sand dunes, slot canyons reminiscent of any major city's subway, and arches where the elements have gutted the mountainside. Zion—holiest of the holies—it's no surprise such a name was chosen. Nothing less would suffice.