Operating Hours & Seasons

Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Zion National Park is open 24 hours per day, every day of the year, and no reservations are required to visit.
Some services and facilities may close or reduce hours during parts of the year.


Facilities Hours

• Zion Canyon Visitor Center - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
• Zion Canyon Wilderness Permits - 8:00 am - 11:00 am; 2:00-4:30 pm
• Zion Forever Park Store - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
• Zion Human History Museum - Closed for the season
• Zion Nature Center - Closed for the season
• Kolob Canyons Visitor Center - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Shuttle System

From March through late November the shuttle will run daily in Zion Canyon and the town of Springdale. When the shuttle is running no private vehicles are allowed on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Plan to use the free shuttle bus. Free shuttles will leave frequently from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Schedules are available in our park newspaper.



Zion has three campgrounds. Watchman Campground is open year-round with reservations from early March to late November and first-come, first-serve during the rest of the year. South Campground and Lava Point Campground are open seasonally. South Campground takes reservations from early March to late October. Lava Point Campground is first-come, first-serve when it is open.

Zion Lodge

Zion Lodge

The Zion Lodge is open every day of the year. Reservations are recommended.



Is there a best time to visit Zion? It depends what you're looking for, and each season has its advantages. Learn more about Zion in summer, fall, winter, or spring, and find out what kind of weather to expect.

Last updated: January 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
Staffed daily from 9 am - 12 noon. Recorded information is available 24 hours a day. If you are unable to reach someone by phone, please email us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

Contact Us