Ranger-led Activities

Ranger-led Bird Walk
Ranger-led Bird Walk

Junior Ranger Programs

Youth programs are designed specifically for families and children. Youth must be accompanied by an adult while attending all programs.

Zion Nature Center

Opens May 27th

The Zion Nature Center is open daily from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This interactive children's museum is a perfect place to learn about the geology, animals, and history of Zion. Explore different habitats, listen to bird songs and canyon tree frog calls, and watch flash flood videos in this historic building. The Nature Center is located near the South Campground, and can be accessed via the Pa’rus Trail. Limited parking is available.

Nature Center Programs

Daily at 1:30 and 3:30 pm, in the Zion Nature Center
These interactive programs are 30 to 45 minutes long and designed for children ages 4 to 12. Programs cover topics such as dinosaurs, animal adaptations, and Junior Ranger games.

Evening Storytellers Program

Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm starting on May 28th
South Campground Amphitheater

Join a ranger to hear the stories and songs of Zion Canyon. Topics include nocturnal animals, night skies, and human history. Programs are designed for families with youth of all ages.The South Campground Amphitheater is located next to the South Campground off of the Pa’rus Trail. The shuttle does not stop at the here, but the amphitheater can be accessed from the Pa’rus Trail. Limited parking is available.

Riverside Rangers Drop in Program

Daily from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Riverside Walk
Rangers are available for 1.5 hours from the start of the program. Stop by anytime and stay for a minute or stay for an hour. Learn about the wild ways that water affects animals and shapes Zion Canyon, and how you can help protect this canyon

Ranger-led Programs

Please check back to this webpage for updates as more Ranger Programs will become available soon.

Patio Talks

Ranger-led Patio Talks take place daily at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center Plaza at 1 PM and 2:30 PM. Subjects vary. Accessible.

Watchman Guided Hike

Starts June 5, 2022. Daily at 7 am. Requires registration at the Zion Canyon Visitor 72 hours before, limit 12 people. Meets in front of the VC at the information desk tables. Moderate. Minor drop--offs. Ends at viewpoint of the Towsers of the Virgin, lower Zion Canyon, and Springdale. 2 hours


Ride with a Ranger

Starts May 22, 2022. Daily at 10:30 am. Enjoy a unique 2-hour experience on this ranger-led bus tour of Zion National Park. You will have an intimate look into Zion Canyon through several specials stops. This program is popular, and seats fill up fast. Make free reservations, in person, up to 72 hours in advance at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Accessible.

Watchman Evening Program

Starts June 5, 2022. Every evening at 9 pm. Watchman Campground Ampitheater. Discover what makes Zion such a special place. Topics often include the ranger's favorite stories (animals, people, geology. See bulliten boarbs for specific program topics. This program is outside so please dress accordingly. Accessible parking avaviable.

Last updated: June 10, 2022

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale , UT 84767


If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Get recorded park information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers staff our phone from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already on speaking with someone else.

Contact Us

Stay Connected