When you visit southern Utah, Zion Park’s stunning scenery should not be the only thing on your itinerary
Southern Utah’s most popular tourist attraction is Zion National Park, 229 square miles of narrow canyons, forested plateaus and enormous sandstone monoliths. Zion Canyon, the most visited portion of the park, is home to many of the park’s most recognizable rock formations, including the Great White Throne, Angels Landing, and the Court of the Patriarchs. Zion Park visitors have many trails to choose from within Zion Canyon. Three of Zion Canyon’s most popular trails (Weeping Rock, Riverside Walk and Emerald Pools) are perfect for the entire family. Others are strenuous ascents to breathtaking viewpoints (Angels Landing, Observation Point).
The only way Zion Park visitors can access Zion Canyon during the peak season (April through October) is via a free, mandatory shuttle system. Visitors board the shuttle at the visitor center and ride the 6.5-mile Zion Canyon Scenic Drive while listening to enlightening narration about Zion Park’s geology, history, fauna and flora from the shuttle driver. The shuttle stops seven times on its way up the canyon at major trailheads and points of interest, including Zion Lodge, the Grotto Picnic Area, and the Temple of Sinawava, the last stop up the canyon and the trailhead for the Riverside Walk.
When you visit southern Utah, Zion Park should not be the only destination on your itinerary. The area is home to other scenic attractions to enjoy, including Red Cliffs Recreation Area, Snow Canyon State Park and Sand Hollow State Park. It also boasts pioneer historic sites, retail outlets, ghost towns, natural history attractions, and 11 scenic, year-round golf courses. When planning your Zion Park vacation, please contact the St. George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. We will provide you with up-to-date, detailed information about Zion Park lodging, activities, shopping and more! We want your trip to Zion Park to be one you will never forget!