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Zion National Park to Temporarily Suspend Shuttle Operation to Comply with Coronovirus Protective Guidelines

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Date: March 16, 2020
Contact: Zion Information, (435) 772-3256

Springdale, UT – Effective March 17, 2020, Zion National Park will temporarily suspend the park’s shuttle operation. The park itself remains open and visitors will be allowed to drive up the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive until the limited parking in the main canyon has filled. Once parking is full, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will be closed and open intermittently as parking spaces become available, most likely between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. 

The health and safety of people visiting and working at Zion National Park is our priority. We are working with the National Park Service Office of Public Health and the U.S. Public Health Service to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. A resumption of the shuttle service date has not been determined at this time. 

Other measures that are being taken include creating virtual visitor centers in lieu of staffed buildings, and putting all wilderness permits online. Park rangers will be available in real time to answer phone calls and emails during regular business hours for information and trip planning. There are signs throughout the park with phone numbers and email contact information. 

We continue to remind our visitors to follow the CDC’s guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

Last updated: March 17, 2020

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