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Contact: Ron Terry, 435-772-0160
The mandatory shuttle service on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive in Zion National Park and shuttle service in Springdale, Utah, has ended for the season. The park will be providing a voluntary shuttle service on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive on Saturday and Sunday, through November. Shuttle service will also be offered on Thanksgiving Day, November 26 and Friday, November 27. All shuttle bus operations will end for the 2009 season on the evening of November 29.
During the voluntary shuttle service, visitors are encouraged to park at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and board a shuttle bus. Shuttle buses will not be running in Springdale.
The buses will start running from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 10 a.m. The last bus will leave the Temple of Sinawava at 5:30 pm, the Lodge at 5:44 pm, and arrive at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 6 pm. Shuttle service frequency will be approximately every 14 minutes. Round trips from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to the Temple of Sinawava will take about 70 minutes.
As in the mandatory shuttle season, there is no charge for riding the shuttle buses. There are eight stops along the route and visitors may get on and off as many times as they want. Buses are fully accessible and pets are not allowed.
Visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle system to enhance their enjoyment of Zion Canyon without parking congestion. Those who do not use the buses are asked to park only in designated parking places along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Do not block or obstruct the shuttle stops, access to the stops, or the main roadway. Parking regulations will be strictly enforced.