• Temples and Towers of the Virgin

    Zion

    National Park Utah

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  • Early Fall Shuttle Schedule

    Starting September 7, the last shuttle leaves the Temple of Sinawava at 8:30 pm. More »

  • Trail Closures Extended

    Monday to Thursday through 10/3: The East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including Hidden Canyon, is closed.
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Things To Do

Map and Guide
Planning a trip to Zion National Park can be as challenging as exploring the park itself. The park newspaper contains a wealth of information to help you plan your visit.

 

Backpacking
Get trail and campsite descriptions and conditions, and find out how to obtain a backpacking permit in Zion.

 
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Bicycling
The Pa'rus Trail and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive are accessible to bicycles. The shuttles have bike racks.

 

Birding
Zion is home to 207 species of birds. Bird checklists are available at the visitor centers.

 

Camping
Zion has three campgrounds. Watchman Campground takes reservations from March through late November.

 

Canyoneering
Learn about canyoneering in Zion and how to obtain a permit.

 

Climbing
Find out about climbing in Zion and how to obtain a permit for overnight bivouacs.

 

Hiking
Zion offers many trails ranging from short "leg-stretcher" walks to strenuous adventures.

 
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Horseback riding
Guided trips are available March through October. Call
1-435-679-8665 or visit www.canyonrides.com

 
Kolob Canyons Visitor Center

Kolob Canyons
Explore the wilderness and solitude of the northwest corner of Zion National Park. Kolob Canyons has something special for everyone to experience.

 

The Narrows
Learn about what to expect and how to prepare for hiking The Narrows.

 
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Ranger-led Activities
Join a park ranger and learn more about Zion. Check the Park Map and Guide for times, places, and subjects.

 

River Trips
Find out about boating in the Virgin River. Permits are issued when the flow rate is over 150 CFS.

 

Stock Use
Learn about bringing your stock animals into Zion. Stock animals permitted are horses, mules, and burros.

 

The Subway
Find out about obtaining a permit and hiking The Subway.

Did You Know?

CCC Camp in Zion, 1935

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) had three camps in Zion National Park in the 1930's. Much of their work can be seen today. More...