Accessible Ranger-Led Activities

Ranger showing skull to visitors

NPS Photo/Krystina Carpenter

Enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Zion National Park by participating in a ranger program. Limited programming may be offered throughout the year, with more program offerings in Zion Canyon from mid-May to mid-October. Topics include geology, plants, animals, human history, and more. All ranger-led programs are free and for all ages. Check the current information guide, or at visitor centers and bulletin boards throughout the park for times, places, and subjects. Ranger-led programs are required to earn a Junior Ranger Badge.

If you have any specific questions about program accessibility, or if you need an American Sign Language interpreter, contact a ranger as long before your visit as possible. You can reach a ranger by email at zion_park_information@nps.gov or phone at 435-772-3256 (phones are only staffed for part of the day).

 

Patio Talks

Attend a talk at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center Patio Talk area at 1 pm and 2:30 pm daily. Talks last 20 to 30 minutes and are accessible for people using wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility devices. Bathrooms and water filling stations are located at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center Plaza. Patio talks are great for audiences of all ages.

 

Ride with a Ranger

Enjoy a unique two-hour experience on this ranger-led shuttle bus tour of Zion National Park. You will have an intimate look into Zion Canyon through several special stops. The shuttles are accessible for people who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices. There are typically no bathrooms along the route.

This program is popular and seats fill up fast. Make free reservations, in person, up to three days in advance at Zion Canyon Visitor Center. The last Ride with a Ranger program for 2022 will happen on Sunday, September 18.

 

Watchman Evening Program

Discover what makes Zion such a special place. Topics often include the ranger's favorite stories (animals, people, lesser known Zion sites, and more). See bulletin boards or visit the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to ask a ranger for specific program topics. This program is outside, so please dress for the weather. The Watchman amphitheater is fully accessible with spaces for wheelchairs and mobility devices. There are restrooms and water a short distance from the amphitheater. Accessible parking is available as well.

Last updated: September 7, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

435-772-3256
If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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