. . . is the world's friendliest dayhiker. He is from Zion National Park. This Park is in the heart of the former State of Deseret. Brion Zion's friends are from other National Parks found within the borders of Deseret. Look for them when you travel to Zion, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone or other parks.
If you want to know more about Brion Zion and the State of Deseret, you can start by checking out the information here and then getting your own copy of Brion Zion's Utah Centennial activity book or his Zion National Park activity book.
Utah and the lands nearby were once known as the State of Deseret (1849-1851). The word Deseret means "Honeybee." The Beehive is now Utah's State symbol. It stands for industry or hard work. That's why we call Utah "The Beehive State." Brion Zion is from this place.