Zion National Park In Utah Was Just Named One Of The Most Dangerous Parks In The Country

America’s national parks are wonderful places to visit, but they can also be dangerous. Some visitors don’t seem to realize that they’re not in a theme park, and they automatically assume that every square inch of the place is hazard-free.

The folks at outforia.com were curious to see how many deaths were reported at our country’s national parks, so they submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the National Park Service. Then, they ranked the parks from most deaths in the last decade to least deaths. Zion National Park was near the top of the list.

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Considering that Zion National Park welcomes nearly 4.5 million visitors every year, the number of deaths here is actually quite low. Still, it’s important to remember that the park has inherent dangers, and take appropriate precautions when visiting. You can learn more about safety at Zion National Park on its website.

Curious where the rest of Utah’s National Parks ranked for deaths?

  • Canyonlands National Park ranked number 24, with 13 deaths.
  • Arches National Park and Capitol Reef National Park both ranked number 31, with 6 deaths each.
  • Bryce National Park ranked number 42, with 3 deaths.


Address: Zion national park, 1101 Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy, Hurricane, UT 84737, USA