Accessibility in Zion
The park visitor centers, museum, restrooms, shuttle buses, picnic areas, and the Zion Lodge are accessible. Several campsites are reserved for people with disabilities, and the Pa’rus Trail and Riverside Walk offer accessible hikes. Service dogs are permitted on a leash throughout the park.
The orientation film offers captioning and the frontcountry trails video has an audio description. Accessible programs are indicated in the Ranger-led Program Schedule. Assistive listening devices are available by reservation for all ranger-led programs. Please visit the Zion Human History Museum for more information.
Accessibility in Zion
Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Zion Human History Museum
Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Grotto Picnic Area: Located 3.5 miles up the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and accessible only by shuttle bus from early March through mid-November. Reserved parking spaces are available in the off months. Picnic grounds are level but unpaved. Accessible, unisex bathroom.
Kolob Canyons Picnic Area: Located at the end of the 5 mile scenic drive. Restrooms accessible. Tables located up steep, unpaved path.
South Campground: Located 0.25 mile north of South Entrance. Sites 103, 114, and 115 are reserved for disabled use. These sites are located near the restrooms. The gravel-covered sites make use of wheelchairs difficult. Water spigots are raised, fire pits are at ground level, and picnic tables are extended. An asphalt trail leads from this loop to the South Campground Amphitheater (wheelchair users may need assistance).
Pa'rus Trail: The Pa’rus Trail is a 1.5 mile, paved, 8 foot wide multi-use trail between the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Canyon Junction with minimal grade change. The quarter mile closest to the Visitor Center is asphalt and may have cracking, but the remainder is concrete and mostly smooth and level. The majority of the trail has between a 2% and 5% slope, but one 30 foot section of the trail has an 18% slope and the ascent into Canyon Junction has a 14% slope for 60 feet. Much of the trail is exposed to direct sunlight throughout the day, and bridge surfaces may be slippery.
Zion National Park's Self-Evaluation for AccessibilityCompleted in 2016, this document analyzes the Park's facilities and programs to ensure their access to all users. It is intended to be a public document, but it is also a working guidance document for the Park.
View or download Zion National Park's Self-Evaluation for Accessibilty
View or download NPS National Laws, Regulations and Policies on Accessibility
Last updated: June 18, 2018