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Zion National Park

National park in Utah, United States

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Zion National Park: National park in Utah, United States
Zion National Park is an American national park located in southwestern Utah near the town of Springdale. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to 2,640 ft (800 m) deep. The canyon walls are reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone eroded by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest point in the park is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest peak is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals, and 32 reptiles inhabit the park's four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.

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A woman went missing for 12 days in Zion National Park. Here's how her story led to an online frenzy

Holly Courtier was found concussed, starving and dehydrated in Zion National Park last week. Her rescue has sparked an online frenzy.
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Sister of hiker lost for 12 days in Zion National Park says she was injured, hungry

Carter Evans speaks to the sister of formerly missing hiker Holly Courtier, who was found in Zion National Park. She says Courtier was injured and without food for 12 days.
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Missing hiker found alive after nearly two weeks in Zion National Park

An experienced hiker from California was stranded in Utah's Zion National Park for nearly two weeks before she was rescued over the weekend. Carter Evans has her story.
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Hiker Is Rescued in Zion National Park After Nearly Two Weeks Missing

Holly Suzanne Courtier, 38, went missing on Oct. 6 after getting off a shuttle bus at the park in Utah. She was found safely on Sunday, the authorities said.
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California hiker reunites with family after missing for two weeks in Zion National Park

Holly Suzanne Courtier, a 38-year-old California hiker, has been found after missing for two weeks at Zion National Park in Utah.
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California mom found safe 12 days after vanishing in national park

It's unclear exactly where or how Holly Suzanne Courtier was found, but she had last been seen in Utah's Zion National park on October 6.
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No phone, abandoned car, pleas for public help: California woman missing at Zion National Park in Utah

A press conference on Tuesday afternoon led to more information released to the public on the disappearance of Holly Courtier in Zion National Park.
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California mom missing In Zion National Park for a week

"I'm not going to stop until I find her," the daughter of Holly Suzanne Courtier said.
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California woman missing for nearly a week in Utah's Zion National Park

Authorities are continuing their search for a California woman who disappeared in Utah's Zion National Park last week. CBS Los Angeles' Kristine Lazar reports.
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Visiting a reopened national park after lockdown? What to know before you go

What is it like to go to Yellowstone, Zion or the Badlands during the summer of coronavirus? Here's what you need to keep in mind before you visit.
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Puppy dies at Zion National Park in toxic algae bloom that is dangerous to humans, animals

The new and unusual bloom is especially dangerous to pets and children. Visitors should not swim in the affected water, signs now warn.
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Appreciating Zion National Park’s beauty on its 100th anniversary

This week is the 100th anniversary of Zion National Park. Located in southwest Utah, it was established on Nov. 19, 1919. A new film will be released Tuesday to celebrate the park's epic trails, climbs..
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Get free admission to National Parks this Saturday

National Park Service entrance is free for all on Sept. 28 during a fee-free day at parks including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and the Grand Canyon.
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Large piece of rock breaks off a mountain at Utah's Zion National Park injuring 3 visitors

Three Zion National Park visitors were injured after a rockfall at the park’s Cable Mountain.  
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Free admission to National Parks this Sunday to celebrate 103 years of National Park Service

National Park Service entrance is free for all on Aug. 25 during fee-free day at parks including Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and the Grand Canyon.
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Earthquakes, highlights and lowlights defined Zion's summer league debut

SportsPulse: In what was maybe the most anticipated game in NBA Summer League history, an earthquake and an injury to Zion turned the night on its head.
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