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A Natural Beauty in Utah

Not so far from Grantsville, hides one of the most beautiful places on earth.
A Natural Beauty in Utah

Are you a hiking lover? Are you absolutely addicted to nature? Do you have a passion for outdoor adventures? Or are you just keen on trying new things?

If your answer to any of this question is yes you will be happy to know that there’s a National Park in Utah that offers more than 112 trails, immersed into a breathtaking mesa landscape.

Zion National park is a very famous tourist attraction in Utah, that offers beautiful experiences in a not so common environment; in fact the park is characterized by a mesa landscape, typical of the south-west part of the United States, that is famous all over the world for its rocky flat-tops mountains with very steep sides.

Because of the very hot temperatures that the Zion National Park reaches in the summer, the spring is the perfect time to visit this natural beauty.

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The tickets start from a basic 20$ for adult visitors without a car, and the prices can go from completely free for seniors over 65 and veterans, to a 70$ annual pass.

The trails are really accessible, with 3 different categories they can be in: easy hikes, that are usually simple walks into the nature; moderate hikes, that start to be a little harder and are usually longer, up to 7.6 miles, and have larger elevation gains; strenuous hikes, that range from 2.5 to 9.4 miles, and have elevation gains up to 2148 feet.

All the trails are connected by a very efficient system of shuttles that go all around the park from 6am to 7pm.

Zion National Park boasts of more than 5 million visitors each year, being one of the most crowded National Parks in the United States.

So what are you waiting for, don’t let the crowd stop you from visiting this amazing and unique place!!!

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Massimo Ciaschetti
A new school year has came, either you are brand new to a high school or you might be returning for another year, or if your this specific student then you might have traveled the world to be able to come to America to try high school in the American view.  Massimo Ciashetti is a foreign exchange student that is from Italy. He has come to Grantsville High School all the way to Utah to try highschool in the American way and see how things are different here than it is in Italy.  He decided that he wanted to try something new and come to school here in America. When he and his family went on a family vacation to America they went to Los Angeles and visited the Grand Canyon.  After they got back Massimo was interested in coming to school here in America to try something different and he thought that it would be an amazing experience.  Him and his family found an agency that is for foreign exchange students and they got all of his information and put him on the website for any family in America to choose him to come live with them and go to school in America.  A Family in Grantsville Utah chose him to come live with them and go to school in Grantsville. I asked him, “Why did you choose to come here? There is seriously nothing here. He said, “ I was put on a website for foreign exchange students and a family here picked me and that's why I came here” He can’t choose where he gets to go. He got picked by a family and then he traveled all the way from Rome, Italy to New York to Chicago then to Salt Lake to meet his new family in America. He still has been trying to get used to everything.
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