FAQs about Utah Park Vacations

How often do rock falls occur in the park & does anyone ever get hurt? Can I camp in the park? What about swimming in the canyons?

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Can I Bring My Pet to Zion National Park?

Leashed dogs are not allowed on any trails or wilderness areas, except the Pa’rus Trail. Access the trail from Canyon Junction or the visitors center. Read More...

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Can You Drown in a Desert?

Although Utah deserts are typically dry and hot, flash floods can occur, and are dangerous when they do. Read More...

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How Can I Avoid Heat Stress in Utah’s Deserts?

Dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and hyponatremia (low sodium blood level) can put a damper on a vacation, or even send you to the hospital. Read More...

Ranger Victoria Allen greats visitors at the Arches Visitor Center. Photo by NPS Andrew Kuhn

How Much Do Utah National Parks Cost?

A trip to Utah isn’t complete without a visit to one of its many national park and wilderness areas, so pack a little extra money to cover entrance fees. Read More...

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Permits for Zion Groups, Workshops, Events, Filming and Tours

Permits are required for overnight trips in the backcountry, through-hikes of the Virgin River, and canyons requiring the use of desending gear or ropes (including the Subway). Read More...

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What Safety Concerns Should I Have When Visiting Utah Parks?

Use caution, and follow these general safety tips to ensure a safe and positive Utah National Park vacation experience. Read More...

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What Should I Do If I Have Altitude Sickness?

With elevations ranging from 3,000 to 9,000 feet in Zion National Park, altitude sickness is a very real possibility. Read More...

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Where are Services near Zion National Park?

Where can I get my vehicle fixed? Where are the closest medical clinics/hospitals to Zion National Park? And other services surrounding Zion National Park. Read More...