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Zion National Park

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

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.

Things to Do

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

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Travel Tips

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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