With elevations ranging from 3,600 to 8,700 feet, Zion National Park has a diversity of plant communities, supporting more than 900 species of plants. Changing elevations, temperature ranges, and varying amounts of sun and water, as well as species from the Colorado Plateau, Basin and Range, and Mojave Desert, all create a mosaic of habitats within the park.
Riparian and Aquatic
Arid Grasslands and Desert Shrubs
Mixed Conifer and Aspen Forest
Providing food, shelter and even water to Zion’s wildlife, these plants add to the richness of the desert community and delight visitors with their wild beauty and brilliant color. From March to November, see the Zion Map and Guide for ranger led programs that help you delve deeper into Zion’s plants.
Did You Know?
The Olympic Torch passed through Zion National Park enroute to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics