Zion National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southwestern Utah, near the city of Springdale. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile park is Zion Canyon, which stretches 15 miles long and spans up to a half a mile deep. It cuts through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest point in the park is nearly 4,000 ft at Coalpits Wash and the highest peak at 8,726 ft at Horse Ranch Mountain. Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basic, and Mojave Desert regions, the park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity that includes four inhabitable life zones: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest. Zion National Park includes mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers, slot canyons, and natural arches.