Ranger-led Activities

Ranger-led Bird Walk
Ranger-led Bird Walk

Ranger-led Programs
Enhance your understanding and enjoyment of Zion National Park by taking part in a ranger program. Programs are offered at Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyons from April to mid October. Topics include geology, plants, animals, human history, and more.

Youth Programs
Youth programs are designed specifically for families and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult while attending the programs.
Youth programs are offered intermittently through March and April, from Memorial Day through mid-August, and during Labor Day Weekend. Programs take place throughout the park, at the Zion Nature Center, and at the Zion Lodge.

All ranger-led programs are free and for all ages. Check the current
Map and Guide, or at visitor centers and bulletin boards throughout the park for times, places, and subjects.

Types of Programs

Be prepared to walk one to two miles. Wear sturdy footwear and bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and water.

20-30 minute talks at the Zion Human History Museum, a regular shuttle stop.
Please Note: Beginning on March 11, 2017 Patio Talks will be held daily at 2:30 pm on the Human History Museum's back patio.

Drop-In Programs
Stop by anytime between the times listed. Stay for a minute or stay for an hour. Held at the Big Bend Shuttle Stop, the Temple of Sinawava, Weeping Rock Trailhead, and the Emerald Pools Trailhead.

Evening Programs
Discover what makes Zion such a special place. Forty-five minute programs addressing a myriad of topics are offered every evening May through September at Zion Lodge and Watchman Campground. Parking is available at Watchman Campground for non-campers. From Memorial Day to mid-August, Family Evening Programs are available at the South Campground Amphitheater intermittently during the week. Check bulletin boards at park visitor centers, the Zion Lodge, and campgrounds for specific topics.

Ride with a Ranger Shuttle Tours
Conducted daily, starting at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. These tours last approximately 90 minutes. Seats are limited - make free reservations, in person, up to three days in advance at the information desk at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. No telephone reservations accepted. Note: Because large groups can impact the availability of seats for other visitors, group size is limited to 8. This includes people sharing the same affiliation (school, club, scout troop, family, friends) on any one tour.

Nature Center Youth Programs
These programs are offered daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The Zion Nature Center is located next to the South Campground. The shuttle does not stop here, but it can be accessed from the Pa'rus Trail. Limited Parking is available. Programs are designed specifically for children and families, and are 30-45 minutes long.

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 pm. 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.

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