Zion National Park Needs You

Zion is one of the twenty national park finalists competing for a portion of a $2 million grant from Partners in Preservation, a community-based partnership between American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Zion's project is the maintenance and preservation of the historic Zion Tunnel. You can show your support for the park and this project by voting online each day from May 25 to July 5, 2016. Just go to VoteYourPark.org and click on "Zion."

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Why the Zion Tunnel?

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway is truly an engineering wonder – and just plain fun to drive. Constructed in 1927-30, this improbable road blended built features and the natural landscapes in a way that highlighted Zion's spectacular beauty. To this day, it's a highly dramatic and scenic drive for over 3 million park visitors a year.

All that coming and going, however, means that the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Tunnel – which is fundamental to the park's operations and continued visitation – now needs TLC. A $191,000 grant would help maintain the historic features, including repairing the sandstone masonry and interior surfaces of the 1.1-mile-long tunnel.

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Educate. Inspire. Connect.

Zion Natural History Association (ZNHA) was established in 1929 to support education, research, publication and other programs for the benefit of Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Pipe Spring National Monument. Bookstore sales, as well as support from members and contributors, combines to provide the parks with more than $600,000 in aid annually.

Member Benefits Include:

  • - 20 % discount at all ZNHA Bookstores*, on our website, and most Zion Canyon Field Institute courses
  • - Discounts from cooperating associations across the country
  • - Subscription to our quarterly E-newsletter
  • - Annual two-issue subscription to Sojourns Magazine
*Includes the Visitor Center store and Museum store in Zion Canyon, as well as Visitor Center stores at Kolob Canyons, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Pipe Spring National Monument.

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