Backpacking

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, temporary changes have be made to the Zion Wilderness Permit Operation.

CLICK HERE for current information on all Zion Wilderness Permit Operations

 
Hikers on the West Rim Trail
 

The Zion Wilderness is a world-renowned destination that offers opportunities for solitude and adventure. With over 90 miles of trails and dozens of designated backpacking sites, Zion National Park offers a variety of unique backpacking opportunities.

All backpacking in the park requires a wilderness permit. Explore the links below to find out more about backpacking in Zion.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Download the current Wilderness Guide from our park newspaper page. It is a great source of information if you are planning a backpacking trip in Zion.
 
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Backpackers may need to use the Wilderness Transportation options to get to trailheads.

Last updated: September 24, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

(435) 772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 4 pm Mountain Time. If no one answers, please send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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