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Protected within Zion National Park's 229 square miles (593.1 km) is a spectacular cliff-and-canyon landscape and wilderness full of the unexpected including the world's largest arch - Kolob Arch - with a span that measures 310 feet (94.5 m). Wildlife such as mule deer, golden eagles, and mountain lions, also inhabit the Park. Mukuntuweap National Monument proclaimed July 31, 1909; incorporated in Zion National Monument March 18, 1918; established as national park Nov. 19, 1919.

   

CONTACTS

Email - ZION_park_information@nps.gov

Fax- 435-772-3426

Write to
Zion National Park
SR 9
Springdale, UT 84767-1099

Phone
Visitor Information - (435)772-3256
Headquarters - jobinfo 435-772-0154

TRAVEL BASICS

Operating Hours, Seasons
During summer months, the visitor centers are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Spring, fall and winter hours are shortened. Some visitor centers are closed on some federal holidays. Call our 24 hour number for current updates at 435-772-3256.

Getting There
PLANE - The closest airport is in St. George, UT, 46 miles (74.1 km) from the park.

CAR - The Visitor Center at the Kolob Canyons entrance is accessible from I-15, exit 40. I-15 passes west of the Park and connects with UT-9 and 17 to the Park. US-89 passes east and connects with UT-9 to the Park. The Zion Canyon Visitor Center is a short distance from the Park's South Entrance adjacent to Springdale.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - Public transportation to the park is not available.

Weather & Climate
Be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions. Temperatures vary with changes in elevation and seasons. Day/night temperatures may differ by over 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

Spring weather is very unpredictable. Stormy, wet days are common, but warm, sunny weather may occur too.

Precipitation peaks in March and September. Spring wildflowers bloom from April through June, peaking in May.

Summer days are hot (95-100 degrees F.), but overnight lows are usually comfortable (65-70 degrees F.) Afternoon thunderstorms are common from mid-July through mid-September.

Storms may produce waterfalls as well as flash floods.

Fall days are usually clear and mild; nights are often cool. Autumn color displays begin in September in the high country, and in Zion Canyon in early November.

Winters in Zion Canyon are fairly mild. Winter storms bring rain or light snow to Zion Canyon, but heavier snow to the higher elevations. Clear days may become quite warm, reaching 60 degrees F.; nights are often in the 20s and 30s. Winter storms can last several days and cause roads to be icy, especially on the east side of Zion. Zion roads are plowed, except the Kolob Terrace Road, which is closed in winter. Be prepared for winter driving conditions from November through March.

Accessibility
Both visitor centers and Zion Lodge are fully accessible to those with special needs. Several campsites in the South Campground are reserved for people with disabilities and three trails are accessible. Many interpretive talks are accessible. The 1-mile (1.6 km) Riverside Walk, which begins at the north end of Zion Canyon Drive, is paved and accessible with assistance. The 2-mile accessible Pa'rus Trail was opened in 1995.

Getting Around
From April through October, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by shuttle bus only. The rest of the park remains open to private vehicles.


CAMPING

Lava Point Campground
First come, first serve only 6 sites primative about 1 hour from main canyon of park
For More Information on this campground please call 435-772-3256

South Campground
April 1 through October 31
First come first serve no hookups no showers
For More Information on this campground please call 435-772-3256

Watchman Campground
Make Reservations by Phone at 1-800-365-CAMP
Open All Year


LODGING

Zion Lodge
For More Information on this lodging please call 303-297-2757

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Zion National Park.
 Campgrounds Near Zion National Park:
Zion Canyon Campground, Springdale, 1 miles away
Watchman Campground, Washington County, 1 miles away
South Campground, Washington County, 2 miles away
Zion National Park - South Camp Ground, Virgin, 2 miles away
Zion National Park - Scoggins Wash, Rockville, 4 miles away
Zion National Park - Temple View, Rockville, 4 miles away
Zion National Park - Yucca, Rockville, 5 miles away
 Hotels Near Zion National Park:
SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park, Springdale , 0 miles away
Terrace Brook Lodge At Zion National Park, Springdale , 0 miles away
Terrace Brook Lodge At Zion National Park, Springdale , 0 miles away
Holiday Inn Express SPRINGDALE - ZION NATL PK AREA, Springdale , 0 miles away
Quality Inn & Suites Montclair, Springdale , 1 miles away
Pioneer Lodge Springdale, Springdale , 1 miles away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Zion Park - Springdale, Springdale , 1 miles away
 Trails Near Zion National Park:
Watchman Trail, Washington County , 2 miles away
Petrified Forest Trail, Washington County , 4 miles away
Sand Bench Trail, Washington County , 4 miles away
Canyon Overlook Trail, Washington County , 4 miles away
Emerald Pools Trail, Washington County , 5 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Zion National Park:
Brian Head, Utah , 30 miles away, 1707 foot drop, 8 lifts, 53 runs
Elk Meadows, Utah , 76 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 6 lifts, 36 runs
 Whitewater Near Zion National Park:
Virgin River - North Fork, Washington County , 7 miles away, Class III-V - 8.5 miles long (Sinawava to South Campground)
Virgin River, Washington County , 12 miles away, Class I-V(V+) - 49 miles long (Virgin to Littlefield)
 Public Lands Near Zion National Park:
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Cedar City - UT , 30 miles away
Pipe Spring National Monument, Fredonia - AZ , 35 miles away
Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce Canyon - UT , 66 miles away
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah , 21 miles away
Quail Creek State Park, Utah , 28 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Zion National Park:
Beddo Golf, Hurricane , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Zion National Park
Kolob Reservoir, Washington County , 14 miles away

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