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Explore Roadside Nature; Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park

Guide to nature, natural history to be read during a park visit

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40 brief descriptions and explanations of plants, animals and geologic formations seen along park roads. Each subject is associated with a specific spot on these roads.

Explore Roadside Nature - Yucca flowers in Zion
Flowering Utah yuccas

Increase your enjoyment of Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park. Discover fascinating details and facts about these world-famous, red-rock natural worlds.

Both parks offer scenic roads, Bryce Canyon travels beside its canyon and Zion travels the bottom of its canyon. As you travel these roads by car or shuttle, enrich your visit with these 40 concise, thoughtful descriptions and explanations of plants, animals, geology and ecology. Each article is tied to a specific spot along park roads. In this family-friendly roadside guide, the author provides in-depth and easy to read backgrounds of the parks’ natural history.  It provides answers to questions like:

At Bryce Canyon’s Visitor Center, why do ponderosa pine trees need wildfires? At Paria View Overlook, why did hoodoos form at this spot? At Zion’s Big Bend Shuttle Stop, are California condors returning to the park? At Checkerboard Mesa, what created this checkerboard pattern?

You will enjoy these articles in preparation for a park visit. You will discover interesting details while traveling the roads of Zion and Bryce Canyon. You will find answers to questions that come up following a visit. Articles are searchable by road location and subject matter. Photos of each subject and the location enhance the descriptions.