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September 14, 2020

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is Utah’s first National Park. The official park tour guide explains how Zion Canyon got its name from the Bible, specifically Isaiah 2:3. The guidebook reads, “Pioneer Isaac Behunin, leafing through the Book of Isaiah one evening, was struck by the way the setting sun's last ruddy light hit Red Arch Mountain. The name came to him by epiphany as he skimmed through Isaiah chapter 2 verse 3: ‘And mountain of the Lord ... and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law.’" The name was adopted by the National Park Service when they officially established the park in 1919.

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