Zion National Park is located in the southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. The main park road connecting State Route 9 at the park's entrances is open year-round, providing access to the park from both Interstate 15 and U.S. 89. To reduce traffic, and improve the overall park experience, the National Park Service has implemented a bus transportation system. All visitors, except those staying at Zion Lodge, are required to use the buses to access Zion Canyon. Travel on the scenic six-mile Zion Canyon scenic drive has been limited to motorcoaches and mini buses with contracted services visiting Zion Lodge, private vehicles of lodge guests, pedestrians, bicyclists, and the shuttles. Visitors have the option of biking or hiking along the canyon's scenic drive.
Travel in Zion Canyon above Zion Lodge is restricted from April thru October to pedestrians, bicyclists, and shuttle buses. The remainder of the year all roads in the park are open to all vehicles. The east side of the park is accessible by private vehicle.
Parking is available throughout Springdale and inside the south park entrance. It is possible to leave vehicles in town and ride the shuttle to the Zion Canyon Visitor Center or park right at the visitor center. The Zion Canyon loop into the park begins at the visitor center. Shuttles depart throughout the day. Visitors may get on and off the shuttle as many times as they wish. Riding the shuttle is complimentary. The cost of the shuttle system is included in the park entrance fee.
Lodge guests with confirmed reservations will receive a parking permit in the mail with their confirmation and may proceed to the Lodge. Upon checking in at the front desk, guests must have their parking permits validated with a check-out date. Permits must then be displayed in vehicle windshields. Lodge guests who have not received written confirmation may pick up their permits at the fee station at the entrances to the park. These guests will then proceed to the Lodge to check-in and have their permits validated. Private vehicles parked inside the park without valid permits will be ticketed by the National Park Service.
For more information about Zion Lodge or to make reservations please visit zionlodge.com or call 1.888.29.PARKS (888.297.2757).
P O Box 925
Springdale, UT 84767