Zion National Park
For the best experience, arrive early and take the Zion National Park shuttle.
Always hike respectfully and carry extra water and sun protection.
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.
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Read these resources to learn how to travel thoughtfully and experience Zion National Park most fully.
- View a downloadable map of Zion National Park
More travel tips for visiting Zion National Park
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.