Utah Wildlife

Deer, bighorn sheep, elk, rabbits, birds, bats, foxes and three kinds of wild cats roam the Zion area.

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Birds

At least 291 bird species can be found in Utah including reintroduced California Condors Read More...

Mammals

See bears, bighorn sheep, coyotes and fox in Utah and its national parks. Read More...

Reptiles, Amphibians, & Fish

Lizards and snakes flourish in Zion Canyon. Frogs, toads and salamanders also call Zion home. Read More...

Great Gear for Wildlife Watching from Celestron


Celestron Nature DX BinocularsNature DX 8×32 Binocular

Celestron’s Nature DX 8×32 binoculars are the perfect companion for your next outdoor adventure. A great first step into the world of serious sport optics, the views through Nature DX rival those of more expensive binoculars, at a price to fit your budget.


Celestron Cosmos BinocularsCOSMOS Tree of Life 10×42 Binocular

View the natural world up close with the COSMOS Tree of Life 10×42 Binocular by Celestron, inspired by COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY. Designed for optimum views of wildlife and landscapes, Tree of Life Binoculars feature phase-coated BaK-4 prisms and fully multi-coated optics for great image detail.


Celestron AstroMaster TelescopeAstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

If you’re looking for a dual-purpose telescope appropriate for both terrestrial and celestial viewing, then the AstroMaster Series is for you. Take AstroMaster out under the stars during your next camping trip for bright, clear images of the Moon, the rings of Saturn, moons of Jupiter, and so much more.


Celestron Landscout TelescopeLandScout 50 mm Spotting Scope

The easy-to-use LandScout spotting scope is perfect for any outdoor activity. The compact, lightweight design is ideal for carrying with you on a backpacking trip or hiking excursion. You’ll be able to quickly set up this spotting scope and use the 10-30x zoom to get in close to the action.


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Top Ten Things to do in Zion Park

1. Explore a Slot Canyon

Zion possesses one of the areas richest treasure troves for intrepid explorers willing to match their wits, their legs and their fingers against Mother Nature.

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2. Delve into Zion History

There are tens of thousands of ruins, artifacts, petroglyphs and pictographs throughout the region. One of the most fun things you can do is find an ancient artifact on your own.

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3. Listen to the Experts

Varied ranger-led programs are meant to inspire and educate visitors of Zion National Park. These varied programs can feature film, slides, and other forms of presentation.

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4. Explore The Narrows

The Narrows are easily accessed by everyone. The hike begins at Temple of Sinawava, then winds along the paved pathway of Riverside Walk to the beginning of the area where the canyon walls narrow.

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5. Watch Wildlife

Utah has some amazing animal populations– big cats, buffalo, bears, and more. With a little persistence you can catch a glimpse of many of Utah’s native residents.

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6. Drive the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

With switchbacks, slickrock and sweeping views with seasonal waterfalls, the approach has numerous spots where you can pull off the road for a better view or to take a short hike, encapsulating many of the highlights seen elsewhere in this most scenic of areas.

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7. Soak in fabulous scenery

Utah is know for its striking scenery, but Zion stands above the rest. With breathtaking waterfalls, towering cliffs, narrow canyons and numerous water features, it is hard to image a place more beautiful.

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8. Visit a Museum

The Southwest is dotted with small museums set up by an individual or a small group who really wanted to tell people about something. These mini-gems of museums are worth the time and money.

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9. Go Where the Locals Go – Kanab, Snow Canyon, Red Cliffs

With 15 miles of trails through coral-colored Navajo sandstone interspersed with snow white cliffs, dark lava flows and bright red sand dunes, the five-mile Snow Canyon Park draws rock climbers, photographers, spelunkers, RVers and hikers.

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