FAQs

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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Zion National Park Local Services

Where can I get my vehicle fixed? Where are the closest medical clinics/hospitals to Zion National Park? Where is the closest gas station to Zion National Park? Where can I go to get something to eat? Where is the closest grocery store? Are there internet services available? Where can I take a shower? Read More...

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Kolob Canyon

Why should I go to Kolob Canyons? Is it different from Zion Canyon? Is there camping available at Kolob Canyons? How far is it from Zion Canyon Visitor Center to Kolob Canyons? Can I get backcountry permits/park passes from Kolob Canyons Visitor Center? Can I drive my personal vehicle into Kolob Canyons

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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway/Tunnel

When was the road built? Do I have to pay the $25 dollar entrance fee if I’m “just passing through” Zion National Park on the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway?
Why do I have to pay a tunnel escort fee? Will I be following an “escort vehicle” through the tunnel? How long is the tunnel?

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Zion Narrows & The Virgin River

What do I need to know before entering the Narrows? How far can I hike into the Narrows? What do I need to take to hike the Narrows? How did it get its name? Where does the river start and end?

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Zion’s Hiking Trails Information

What trails are wheelchair accessible? Are bicycles allowed on the trails? Are pets allowed on any trails? Are guide dogs allowed on the trails, in the buildings, or in the backcountry? How many people have fallen off Angels Landing?

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Zion Canyon General Information

Can I drive my private vehicle into Zion Canyon? Can I bicycle into Zion Canyon? Can commercial buses enter Zion Canyon? Are food services available in Zion Canyon? Is there any camping in Zion Canyon? Where can I go swimming in the canyon? How often do rock falls occur in the park & does anyone ever get hurt? Read More...

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Top Ten Things to do in Zion Park

1. Explore a Slot Canyon

Zion possesses one of the areas richest treasure troves for intrepid explorers willing to match their wits, their legs and their fingers against Mother Nature.

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2. Look for Arches

These geological phenomena are formed through a deceivingly simple process of erosion. Water percolates through the cracks in the rock, and in the winter it freezes and expands, cracking and carving bits and pieces of the rock into natural arches.

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3. Delve into Zion History

There are tens of thousands of ruins, artifacts, petroglyphs and pictographs throughout the region. One of the most fun things you can do is find an ancient artifact on your own.

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4. Listen to the Experts

Varied ranger-led programs are meant to inspire and educate visitors of Zion National Park. These varied programs can feature film, slides, and other forms of presentation.

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5. Explore The Narrows

The Narrows are easily accessed by everyone. The hike begins at Temple of Sinawava, then winds along the paved pathway of Riverside Walk to the beginning of the area where the canyon walls narrow.

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6. Watch Wildlife

Utah has some amazing animal populations– big cats, buffalo, bears, and more. With a little persistence you can catch a glimpse of many of Utah’s native residents.

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7. Drive the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway

With switchbacks, slickrock and sweeping views with seasonal waterfalls, the approach has numerous spots where you can pull off the road for a better view or to take a short hike, encapsulating many of the highlights seen elsewhere in this most scenic of areas.

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8. Soak in fabulous scenery

Utah is know for its striking scenery, but Zion stands above the rest. With breathtaking waterfalls, towering cliffs, narrow canyons and numerous water features, it is hard to image a place more beautiful.

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9. Visit a Museum

The Southwest is dotted with small museums set up by an individual or a small group who really wanted to tell people about something. These mini-gems of museums are worth the time and money.

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10. Go Where the Locals Go – Kanab and other areas near Zion

With 15 miles of trails through coral-colored Navajo sandstone interspersed with snow white cliffs, dark lava flows and bright red sand dunes, the five-mile Snow Canyon Park draws rock climbers, photographers, spelunkers, RVers and hikers.

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