Welcome to Zion National Park. This is a high-quality art print of a handmade map which is hand-drawn with a fountain pen and ink.
At the junction of the Colorado Pleateau, Mojave Desert, and Great Basin is the natural wonder which is Zion National Park. To be in the midst of the sheer verticality of Zion, the skyscraper-like rocky heights and immensely deep and narrow canyons, all cast from that brilliant red sandstone, is an absolutely overwhelming experience.
In this map I attempted to capture a particular feeling I’ve always had within Zion. There is a sense of macrocosm and microcosm existing simultaneously: the sweeping overlooks of Angel’s Landing and the labyrinthine complexity of the Narrows exist right alongside one another, and you are witness to a combination of great scale and great detail. Taking in such a landscape all at once, there is a sense of expanded possibilities, a wondrous reminder that there is a vast, vast world to explore.
• The map was drawn using a LAMY fountain pen and ink with a high degree of detail, accurately captured in the art print.
• It is printed on thick, durable matte paper. The paper is archival, acid-free paper that is 10.3 mil thick. The paper has a matte finish (not glossy). Printed in the USA.
• While directly based on the maps provided at NPS visitor centers, I would not recommend relying on this map as a sole means of navigation within the parks! Many details are hard to fit in (such as side roads and hiking trails) and liberties have been taken with portraying certain regions and landmarks.
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