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8 of the most colorful 'painted' hillsides in the world

Temples and Towers of the Virgin in Zion National Park

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Zion National Park

The many-hued formations of the canyons and hillsides of Utah's Zion National Park are some of the most dazzling examples of geological artistry in the world. Carved out of Navajo Sandstone, a formation that spreads throughout the U.S. Southwest, Zion's tannish and red-colored layers highlight the landscape. The park's many mountains, canyons, buttes, mesas, monoliths, rivers and natural arches make it one of nature's most heavenly creations.