Canyon Junction

Photo of a road with a gate across it and a sign that reads
The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is closed to personal vehicles during shuttle season.

NPS/Abi Farish

Quick Facts
Canyon Junction (shuttle stop #3)

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Canyon Junction

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive meet here. On July 3, 1930, the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway was officially dedicated and opened to the public. The completion of the highway made the once imagined "Grand Circle Tour" of Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Grand Canyon National Parks a reality. From here, enjoy views of the Virgin River and Zion Canyon. 

Trails accessed from here:

  • Pa’rus Trail (allows bicycles and leashed pets; access to Virgin River)

Shuttle Service

When the Zion Canyon Shuttle is running, Canyon Junction is shuttle stop #3. Shuttles do not stop here when travelling up-canyon (towards the Temple of Sinawava). Shuttles only stop here travelling towards down-canyon (towards the Zion Canyon Visitor Center). 

Seasonal Closures

In seasons when the shuttle bus is running, the gate at Canyon Junction is closed to private vehicles. This means that private vehicles may not access the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive during shuttle season
When shuttles are not in service, private vehicles may drive up the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. We monitor parking in the canyon, and may close the road when parking fills.

Zion National Park

Last updated: April 5, 2024