Things To Do

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Map and Guide

Planning a trip to Zion National Park can be challenging. The park newspaper contains a wealth of information to help you plan your visit.

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Spend a night backpacking in the impressive Zion Wilderness.

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The Pa'rus Trail and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive are accessible to bicycles.

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Zion is home to 291 species of birds. Bird checklists are available at the visitor centers.

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Zion has three campgrounds. Watchman Campground takes reservations from March through late November.

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Learn about canyoneering in Zion and how to get a permit.

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Find out about climbing in Zion and how to get a permit for overnight bivouacs.

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Zion offers many trails ranging from short walks to strenuous adventures.

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Guided Horseback Riding

Guided trips are available March through October. Call 1-435-679-8665 or visit

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Kolob Canyons

Kolob Canyons, located in the northwest corner of Zion National Park, offers different scenery from the main canyon.

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The Narrows

Plan your hike into the Virgin River Narrows. Hiking options include day hikes from the bottom-up and top-down, and overnight from top-down.

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Ranger-led Activities

Join a park ranger and learn more about Zion. Check the Park Map and Guide for times, places, and subjects.

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River Trips

Learn about rules and regulations for float trips in Zion. Find out when the Virgin River in Zion is open for boating.

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Stock Use

Horses and other stock animals are allowed on select Wilderness trails. Learn the rules and regulations here.

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Sunrise and Sunset

While the red cliffs surrounding Zion are impressive in every light, they are extraordinary in the warm hues of sunrise and sunset.

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Tips for where and how to stargaze in Zion!


Last updated: July 2, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767


If you have questions, please email Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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