Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is 24 hours a day 7 days a week year round.

When the Zion Canyon Shuttle System is operating, Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is only accessible by shuttle. If you want to use a personal vehicle on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive at a time of year when the shuttle is not running, check the Zion Canyon Shuttle Schedule.

Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Facilities Hours

Updated May 30, 2024

Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Information Desk

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Zion Forever Park Store

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Zion Canyon Wilderness Desk
Allow at least 20 minutes to get a permit

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Zion Human History Museum

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Zion Nature Center
Junior Ranger Station

12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Kolob Canyons Visitor Center

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Kolob Canyons Wilderness Desk

Closed for the season

Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel
Oversize vehicle hours. Learn more online

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Shuttle System

For most of the year, visitors can ride a shuttle from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center into Zion Canyon (Zion Canyon Line) and in the town of Springdale (Springdale Line). Check the seasonal shuttle schedule online. When shuttles are running, individual drivers cannot drive into Zion Canyon but can drive in the town of Springdale.



Watchman Campground is open. Reservation required.
South Campground is closed for a long-term rehabilitation project.
Lava Point Campground is open. Reservation required.



When is the best time of year to visit Zion? The short answer is, it depends what you're looking for. Every season has advantages. Learn more about Zion in summer, fall, winter, or spring, and find out what kind of weather to expect.

Shuttle Information
Shuttle schedule & information

Learn about the Free Zion Canyon Shuttle Service.

A ranger hands a visitor a map and newspaper about Zion National Park
How and when to apply for permits

Apply for permits to visit Angels Landing, to canyoneer, and to camp in Zion Wilderness

Campgrounds in Zion
Camping Information

Campgrounds in Zion

Last updated: July 5, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767


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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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