Ranger-led Activities

Ranger-led Bird Walk
Ranger-led Bird Walk

Youth Programs

South Campground Amphitheater Programs: Learn all about Zion's cliffs, animals and more in these engaging and interactive programs! Youth programs are designed specifically for families and children. Children must be accompanied by an adult while attending the programs.

  • When: Daily at 9:00 MT and 9:45 MT
  • Where: South Campground Amphitheater, located between the Visitor Center and Museum. Access the amphitheater by walking or biking the Pa'rus Trail. Limited parking available.
  • What: Programs last approximately 20 minutes, and will cover a topic relating to Zion's majestic canyon walls, or smallest inhabitants!

More information on becoming a Junior Ranger, Youth Programs, and visiting the park with kids is available.


Ranger-led Programs

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic no Ranger-led Activities are being held at this time.

Types of Programs
Walks
Ranger-led walks occur daily in summer on the Pa'rus Trail. Meet the ranger at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center for an
2 pm departure. Be prepared to walk 1.7 miles on an easy, paved trail with a 50 foot elevation gain (15 m). Wear appropriate footwear and bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and water. Wheelchairs may need assistance.

Talks
Enjoy a 20-30 minute talk on the patio at the Zion Human History Museum. The Museum is at shuttle stop 2. Limited parking is available.

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. Ride the shuttle to the Lodge at shuttle stop 5.

Ride with a Ranger Shuttle Tours
Conducted daily from Memorial Day until September 29 and starting at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. These tours last two hours. 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 at 3:00 and 4:30pm 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.

Youth Drop-In Programs
Stop by anytime between the times listed in the guide. Stay for a minute or stay for an hour. Held at the Temple of Sinawava, Weeping Rock Trailhead, and the Emerald Pools Trailhead. Dates are from mid May to Labor Day.

Family Guided Walk
Join a ranger for this hour-long family walk to the Nature Center. Explore a range of topics, from history and geology to the plants and animals that live in Zion. The hike is designed with kids in mind, and involves interactive elements. The trail is 0.5 miles long and rated as easy but does include stairs and uneven surfaces. Meet at the Zion Human History Museum.

Zion Lodge Lawn Programs
Nature Games, Music, or Storytelling. The program is 30 to 45 minutes long and designed for children 8 and younger. Meet on the lawn near the large cottonwood tree.

Last updated: July 10, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767

Phone:

(435) 772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 4 pm Mountain Time. If no one answers, please send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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