Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah close to the Arizona and Nevada borders. Zion is roughly a 3-hour drive away from Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the major attractions along the “Grand Circle Tour” — a hit list of national parks that includes Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon.
Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park’s unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. Numerous plant species as well as 289 species of birds, 75 mammals (including 19 species of bat), and 32 reptiles inhabit the park’s four life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest.
Both cards came from my pen pal Megan.