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?

Hiking in the Virgin River as it runs through the Narrows, a slot canyon in Zion National Park

Be Aware of Flash Flood Dangers in Zion National Park’s Canyons

Although Utah’s river canyons are typically mild, flash floods can occur and are dangerous when they do. Zion National Park has had some flood tragedies. Read More...

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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...

A sign warning about head at a trailhead in Arches National Park. Photo by Dave Krause

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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Snake Bites and Scorpion Stings

Prevention of bites and stings is fairly straightforward — know where you’re sticking your hand or foot, and what might be hiding in a hole or sunning itself on a ledge. Read More...

A hiker rests after reaching Observation Point in Zion National Park.

What Should I Do If I Have Altitude Sickness?

With elevations ranging from 3,000 to 9,000 feet in Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks, altitude sickness is a very real possibility. Here’s what to do. 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...