National Park Service Staff & Visitation
Since 2010, the number of full-time equivalent employees has gone from 184 to 177. At the same time, visitation has risen from about 2.6 million to more than 5 million – this is an increase of about 90%.
The National Park Service shares statistics about visitation on the Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA) Portal. Read Zion's Park Reports there.
Visitation to Zion National Park has been increasing for decades, and the park is among a small group of national park areas to ever exceed 5 million annual visits.
Zion Monthly Numbers
View the Zion visitation numbers from 1979 through the present. Numbers are updated monthly.
Travel in Zion Canyon is easy thanks to Zion National Park's shuttles. The park's shuttles provide efficient, clean access in the town of Springdale and throughout Zion National Park. In 2019 (the last year before the COVID-19 Pandemic affected ridership), Zion shuttles transported almost 6.8 million riders.
Zion maintains many buildings and infrastructural systems that are essential to visitors and to staff. These include:
In order to maintain and improve these systems, in 2021 National Park Service maintenance workers:
Visitor and Resource Protection
National Park Service rangers, paramedics, firefighters, and other rescuers respond to hundreds of requests for emergency services in Zion National Park every year. In 2021, they quickly and effectively provided aid to visitors whose health and well-being required:
Many of the same National Park Service staff also enforced the law and served on teams responsible for response to structural or wildland fires.
Education and visitor services
National Park Service rangers love helping visitors and students discover Zion National Park. In person and online, rangers helped visitors discover and rekindled visitors' connections with this special place through:
Protecting nature and history
One of Zion's primary missions is to protect and provide opportunities to study our exceptional landscapes, plant, animals, and history. In 2021, National Park Service staff
Last updated: March 18, 2022