Zion National Park

By Laura Najera, Michael Cronin

What?

Zion National Park is a series of colorful cliffs stretching between Bryce Canyon and the Grand Canyon. In the park, we see great examples of sediments, lithification, and erosion.

Where?

Located in Southeast Utah near an area known as the Colorado Plateau.

Why?

Sands, gravel, and muds eroded form surrounding mountains and streams carried these materials into the basin and deposited them in layers. The sheer weight caused the basin to sink, and the top surface always remains near sea level.

When?

240 million years ago

How?

Through erosion, lithification, and sedimentation, this beautiful National Park was created/