Zion National Park
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert wired money from state taxpayers that will reopen the state’s national parks 12 days after they were closed because of the government shutdown.
Despite being warned about possible federal citations, 16 hikers hopped a gate at closed Zion National Park in southern Utah to protest the partial government shutdown.
With a wealth of sweeping natural beauty, the Western United States is blessed with breathtaking vistas, giant Sequoias and thriving lakes and rivers.