Zion National Park is part of the Southwest's "Grand Circle" of national parks, monuments, historic areas, and recreation areas - one of the world's great concentrations of outstanding natural and cultural features. For more information, check park web sites, publications, and at visitor centers. As you approach the parks, listen to 1610 AM for current information. The three parks below are all within a 2 hour drive from Zion Canyon.
Bryce Canyon National Park - Hoodoos (irregular columns of rock) exist on every continent, but here is the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth. Situated along a high plateau at the top of the Grand Staircase, the park's high elevations include numerous life communities, fantastic dark skies, and geological wonders that defy description.
Cedar Breaks National Monument - Crowning the Grand Staircase, Cedar Breaks sits at over 10,000 feet and looks down into a half-mile deep geologic amphitheater. Come wander among timeless bristlecone pines, stand in lush meadows of wildflower, ponder crystal-clear night skies and experience the richness of our subalpine forest.
Pipe Spring National Monument - Beneath vermilion cliffs, humans, plants, and animals have depended on the life-giving water found at the desert oasis at Pipe Spring. Learn about settler and Kaibab Paiute life by exploring the museum, historic fort and cabins, garden, and Ridge Trail. Visit with rangers and ranch animals, and attend living history demonstrations and talks.
The best place to look for comprehensive information on activites, lodging, and events related to tourism and recreation in Utah is the official state travel website.
Last updated: January 30, 2020