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SPRINGDALE, UT - As part of phased reopening, the National Park Service steadily continues to increase recreational access and services at Zion National Park.
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Zion National Park officials are pleased to announce the resumption of shuttle service on July 1. The park will also resume collecting entrance fees. Federal America The Beautiful passes, such as the Annual Pass and Senior Pass, will be honored.
For more than 20 years, the Zion National Park shuttle system helped tens of millions of visitors enjoy the dramatic scenery along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Shuttle service was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect public health, all buses have been modified to meet COVID-19 guidelines. The modified buses carry a smaller number of passengers per trip and Zion is working with Recreation.gov to provide tickets for the shuttle to reduce lines, crowding, and congestion, while providing visitors with more certainty about access to the Scenic Drive.
The shuttle provides access to trails and viewpoints in Zion Canyon along the Scenic Drive including the West Rim trail, the Emerald Pools, the Riverside Walk, and The Narrows. All other areas of the park will not require a shuttle ticket, but park entrance fees apply.
Starting June 30 shuttle tickets will be available only on Recreation.gov. A $1 non-refundable fee per ticket will be charged for all passengers over 2 years of age. Visit Recreation.gov online, through the mobile app, or by calling (877) 444 - 6777. Town shuttles in Springdale will not be running initially and tickets do not guarantee that parking will be available at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Paid parking options are available in Springdale, UT. Please plan accordingly and allow time to walk from your parking spot to the Visitor Center shuttle stop. Private vehicles will no longer be allowed up the Scenic Drive once shuttle bus service resumes.
Visitors are responsible for their own safety and are encouraged to #RecreateResponsibly. Please follow Leave No Trace principles when visiting your national parks.
The park website, www.nps.gov/zion, has information about the shuttle operation and alternate recreational activities. Activities near Zion National Park can be found at visitutah.com, greaterzion.com, visitsouthernutah.com, and visitcedarcity.com
Last updated: June 29, 2020