Starting July 1, 2020, you will need a ticket to ride the park shuttle into Zion Canyon. The shuttle provides access along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive to areas including Emerald Pools, West Rim Trail, the Riverside Walk, and the Narrows. Learn more about shuttle tickets here.
Shuttles will run on the following weekends: February 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28, and March 6, and 7, 2021. The daily shuttle service will begin March 13, 2021 in both the park and Springdale. Shuttle service will operate daily until Fall. The Scenic Drive is closed to private vehicles when shuttles are in service
The Springdale in-town shuttle line will resume on March 13, 2021. This free service provides transportation from the town of Springdale to the pedestrian entrance near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.
Visitation to Zion has increased to over four million visitors a year. The park established a seasonal shuttle system to eliminate traffic and parking problems. However, during high visitation there are long lines at the entrance gates and limited parking inside the park.
Where the Crowds Are
From early February through late November, visitation at Zion is extremely high. There may be significant delays entering the park, and once inside there is limited parking. Parking is usually full by 8-9 am. The best way to avoid delays entering Zion is to park in Springdale and ride the town shuttle to the park.
Please park legally and responsibly in Zion National Park and the Town of Springdale
How to Avoid the Crowds
Last updated: January 29, 2021