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  • Angels Landing Trail (Zion National Park): The difficult hike on this trail provides opportunities to see mule deer, golden eagles, peregrine falcons, and lizards; it also offers splendid views into Zion Canyon. Warning: The last half-mile of this trail is along a knife-edge ridge -- definitely not for anyone with even a mild fear of heights.
  • Riverside Walk (Zion National Park): Here, near the entrance to the Narrows, deep in a slot canyon carved by the Virgin River, you're apt to see the American dipper bird -- also called the water ouzel -- as it dives into the water in search of aquatic insects. This is also the only place in the world where you'll find the Zion snail, although it may be hard to recognize -- it's only 1/8th inch across. Warning: Because the Narrows is prone to flash flooding, check weather forecasts carefully before setting out.
  • Weeping Rock Area (Zion National Park): Easily accessible via a short but steep paved trail, Weeping Rock oozes water that nurtures lush hanging gardens and produces the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife, especially birds. Watch for peregrine falcons, American dippers, canyon wrens, and white-throated swifts.

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