Zion National Park covers around 146,597 acres, and is home to a variety of flora and fauna.
Some of the geological features of the park include canyons, mountains, rivers, monoliths, freestanding arches, mesas, and more. Zion National Park accommodates around 291 bird species, 78 species of mammals, 44 reptilian and amphibian species and 8 fish species.
Zion National park is also home to a number of endangered species like the Mojave Desert Tortoise, the Mexican Spotted Owl and the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. The Park also houses some rare species like the Peregrine Falcon, Virgin Spinedace and the unique Zion snail, which is found only in this park.
Some of the other species of fauna found at the park include Coyotes, Cougars, Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, Ring Tail-Cats, Rock Squirrels, Mountain Lions, Western Whiptail Lizards, Great Basin Collared Lizards, California Kingsnakes, Canyon Tree Frogs, etc,.
Some of the plant species found in the park are ferns like Maidenhair, Spleenwort, flowers like Golden Columbine, Sacred Datura, cacti like Claret Cup, Cholla, and more.
Zion National Park offers a number of recreational activities to tourists.Hiking is one of the most popular activities at the park. There are a number of hiking trails in the park for example, the Pa’ rus Trail, Weeping Rock Trail, River Side Walk, Lower Emerald Pools, Middle Emerald Pools, Canyon overlook, Watchman Trail, Angels Landing Trail, Timber Creek Overlook Trail, West Rim Trail, East Rim Trail, Wildcat Trail, Hop Valley Trail, and more.
The park also offers activities like Backpacking, Canyoneering- some of the most popular canyons include, Orderville Canyon, Mystery Canyon, Spry Canyon, etc, Boating, which is permitted on the northern fork of the Virgin River from march to may, Rock climbing, Horse Riding, Cycling, Bird watching, Guided Tours, picnics, etc.
Visitors in the Zion Backcountry have to have permits for overnight trips, and they are required to follow certain regulations (for instance, campfires are not permitted in the Zion Backcountry, etc.). The park also offers shuttle services. Zion National Park also has a museum, which exhibits cultural and natural artifacts.