The Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile (590 km2) park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles (24 km) long and up to half a mile (800 m) deep, cut through the reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 ft (1,117 m) at Coalpits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 ft (2,660 m) at Horse Ranch Mountain. The Virgin River flows through the winter stillness of Zion National Park in Utah. Frost clings to the trees and snow covers the ground in this gorgeous scene. The high altitude and the deep shadows in the canyons can keep temperatures low, but for those willing to endure, incredible beauty is the reward.