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Learn how to navigate Zion National Park for your best visit.


Watch this video to get perspective on trip planning.

What To Bring

  • Water/Snacks
  • Walking Shoes/Map
  • Sunscreen/Hat/Sunglasses
  • Camera/Binoculars
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Dress for the weather and bring everything you need for a day in the park.
  • Be sure to bring your Interagency Pass or Park Entry Receipt for re-entry into the park.


  • No eating or smoking on the shuttle buses
  • Beverages other than water are not allowed on the bus
  • Pets are not allowed on the shuttle buses

When the Shuttle Is In Operation
Parking is limited inside Zion, and parking lots at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center commonly fill by mid-morning. To avoid parking hassles, park in the town of Springdale and ride the free town shuttle to the park. You can park anywhere along the road in town that does not have a parking restriction. To find the shuttle stops, look for the numbered signs. If you are staying at a hotel, simply leave your car there and take the shuttle to the park. Tune your radio to 1610 AM for additional information.

Need to know
The Zion Canyon Shuttle System has two lines.

  • Springdale Line - 9 stops in the town of Springdale
  • Zion Canyon Line - 9 stops in Zion National Park

You can transfer from one line to another at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Get on and off the shuttle as often as you like. You do not need a ticket or reservation, and the shuttle is free.

Buses are wheelchair accessible.

During the busy season the free buses run from early morning to late evening. Times and headways (time between buses) change with the seasons. Current schedules are posted at each shuttle stop, at park visitor centers, and in park publications.

Take Your Time
Buses run frequently throughout the day. You do not need to rush to catch one. Take your time to plan your visit. Use the exhibits outdoors and the information inside at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to make the most of your time. Ranger led activities and the park orientation film at the Zion Human History Museum are a great way to learn more about the park before you ride the shuttle up canyon. Zion Forever Project publications can help you get oriented and plan your visit.

Shuttle Information
Shuttle schedule & information

Learn about the Free Zion Canyon Shuttle Service.

A ranger hands a visitor a map and newspaper about Zion National Park
How and when to apply for permits

Apply for permits to visit Angels Landing, to canyoneer, and to camp in Zion Wilderness

Cover of map and guide newspaper. Towers and Temples of the Virgin with fall color trees.

Maps, shuttle schedules, hiking, and camping information. Check here for materials translated into languages other than English.

Last updated: April 4, 2023

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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 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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