Take the Zion Pledge

The sun rises behind canyon walls and the Zion National Park entrance sign.
Take care of the places that take your breath away.

Take the Pledge - Teach a Friend - Protect the Park

The Zion National Park Pledge is a personal promise you can make to protect yourself and the park. Please share your #ZionPledge story on social media and encourage family and friends to do the same.

To be a good steward and help protect myself and Zion National Park, I pledge to:

  • Plan ahead and prepare by reading and following the information in the park newspaper.

  • Keep personal food away from all wildlife, and never approach or touch a wild animal.

  • Protect the canyon walls, rocks, and trees from graffiti and vandalism.

  • Preserve the park scenery by not collecting wildflowers, rocks, or plants.

  • Never enter a narrow canyon when there is a potential for flash flooding.

  • Be ready to pack out my human waste, toilet paper, and diapers from trails and river corridors.

  • Stay on established trails to protect vegetation and fragile cryptobiotic soils.

  • Leave rocks as I find them and not stack rock cairns or build river dams.

  • Protect the natural sounds of the canyon by talking softly and using headphones for music.

  • Recycle what I can and dispose of my trash and food appropriately.
  • Park in designated areas and avoid blocking traffic.
  • Share what I’ve learned about stewardship by nicely asking people to follow the Zion Pledge if they are not.

Thank you for taking the pledge and showing your dedication to Zion National Park. Once you have made the commitment, let everyone know with #ZionPledge on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Learn more about Leave No Trace principles.

Last updated: February 15, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.

Springdale, UT 84767


If you have questions, please email zion_park_information@nps.gov. Listen to recorded information by calling anytime 24 hours a day. Rangers answer phone calls from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. MT, but a ranger may not answer if they are already speaking with someone else.

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