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In Southwestern Utah, there is a canyon named after a place in Heaven; Zion Canyon. First inhabited by Anasazi Indians approximately one thousand years ago, and later settled by Mormons who named it Zion, Zion Canyon is a water carved, natural wonderland.The park has two main areas, the Checkerboard Mesa area to the east and the main Canyon which runs north and south. At the north end of the canyon, the Virgin River comes cascading into the canyon through the Virgin River Narrows. This narrows is easily accesible in summer, but the cold waters and rushing rapids make it difficult to access at other times. For me, the most amazing trail is located at the north end of the main canyon called Angel's Landing. This is not for the faint of heart nor anyone troubled by heights. A narrow ledge runs atop a fin of sandstone, suspended some 1,500 feet in the air. The view of the canyon from Angel's landing makes the whole hike worth the trip.