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Zion National Park, UT

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Zion National Park

A thousand-foot deep red rock canyon, nested in dramatic surroundings

Zion National Park is open,but services and activities are limited.
Find out about current conditions, tickets for the shuttle (reservations required) and trail closures.


Whether you are trying to catch your breath while climbing the trail to Observation Point or watching the shadows constantly change the mood of the Court of the Patriarchs, Zion National Park is always ready to quench your appetite for outdoor wonder.

Things to Do:

  • Hiking - Zion is famous for its remarkable hiking trails. Take an adventurous scramble up to Angels Landing, a relaxing stroll to Weeping Rock, or a family hike on the Emerald Pools Trails, among others. Learn more about hiking in Zion
  • Camping - End your day under Zion’s dark skies at any of the campgrounds within or near the park. Dispersed, developed and RV campgrounds are all available, but make your reservation early; campgrounds fill quickly during peak travel months.
  • Canyoneering - Looking to add some adrenaline to your vacation? Explore Zion’s most popular canyoneering routes. Be sure to get the details about permits and local guide services ahead of time.
  • Horseback riding - Trot through pine forests and red rock views during a horseback riding tour through the park. Local guides offer rides for every experience level, and are available year-round in certain regions of the park.
  • Backpacking - Find your way out of the crowds into the park’s tranquil backcountry. Explore Zion’s backpacking camp areas, miles of hiking trails, and preparation resources.

Get details on these and many other things to do in Zion National Park, and be sure to plan on using the free shuttle service from Springdale to enter the park.


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Where to Stay

Hotels and Lodging

Check out Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort and Zion Mountain Ranch (both offer glamping, camping, vacation rentals, and hotel rooms) and Best Western Thunderbird Lodge located in Mt. Carmel Junction (approx. 13 miles from the park).

Camping

South Campground and Watchman Campground are the nearest to Zion’s primary entrance on scenic S.R. 9, just outside of Springdale. The Lava Point Campground is further north, about an hour outside of Zion canyon on Kolob Terrace Road. If the park’s campgrounds are full, or you’re looking for something a little more secluded, there are several campgrounds to choose from just outside the park.

Start planning your vacation by exploring more places to stay near Zion National Park


Discover the Zion Region

Zion’s striking landscape may be what brought you here, but the journey shouldn’t end there. The region surrounding Zion National Park is full of serene landscapes, charming towns, and new adventures. Paddle along some of Lake Powell’s 2,000 miles of shoreline, or spend some time meandering through Kanab - they’re both easily within reach. Be sure to see these nearby towns, state parks, and local-favorite destinations while you’re here.

  1. Brian Head Resort | 1 hour 30 minutes from Zion

  2. Cedar Breaks National Monument | 1 hour 45 minutes from Zion

  3. Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park | 1 hour from Zion

  4. Dixie National Forest | 45 minutes from Zion to Red Cliffs

  5. Glen Canyon and Lake Powell | 1 hour 45 minutes from Zion

  6. Snow Canyon State Park | 1 hour from Zion

  7. Sand Hollow State Park and Quail Creek State Park | 45 minutes from Zion

Looking for an itinerary to guide you through the Zion region? We've created one giving start to finish destinations to guide and help you make the most of your journey.

Zion Region Map
Zion Region Map

Nearby Towns


Travel Tips

  • For the best experience, arrive early and take the Zion National Park shuttle.

  • Always hike respectfully and carry extra water and sun protection.

  • There are popular hikes at Angels Landing and The Narrows, but serious hikers may consider Hidden Canyon, Observation Point, and guided canyoneering in lesser-known canyons.

  • The distinctive red asphalt of the Zion–Mt. Carmel Highway leads through a narrow 1.1-mile tunnel to lesser-known hikes near the East Entrance. Fee for large RVs, with limits.

  • Follow @zionnps on Twitter and Facebook and visit nps.gov/zion for park alerts.

  • Read these resources to learn how to travel thoughtfully and experience Zion National Park most fully.

More travel tips for visiting Zion National Park

Weather

May–October visitors will encounter highs in Zion from 90–100+°F. Escape the heat by getting in the river or stopping in the visitor center or museum. Afternoon thunderstorms occasionally drench the canyon — which can lead to flash floods in the narrowest sections of the canyon. Expect somewhat cooler temperatures (sometimes up to 30 degrees difference) early in the morning and late in the evening, as well as in early spring and late fall. Though winter days can be cold, the park is open, serene and beautiful.

 

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