System Offers Relaxing and Informative Way to See Zion Canyon
Zion Canyon Transportation (Shuttle) System provides an easy and
fun way to see Zion Canyon. It operates year-round, except for the
The shuttles operate both within the park and the town of Springdale. The park shuttle loop provides access to points of interest, trailheads, and the Zion Lodge along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. While the shuttle system is in operation, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is closed to private vehicles, except for Zion Lodge guests who may drive as far as the Lodge. All other roads in the park, including Highway 9 through the park, are open to private vehicles.
The spring daily schedule begins with an express shuttle into the park departing the Majestic View shuttle stop in Springdale at 6:35 a.m. and the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 6:45 a.m. Regular shuttle service starts at 7 a.m., both in the park and in Springdale. The last park shuttle will depart at 9:30 p.m. from the Visitor Center and the last town shuttle will depart the Zion Canyon Theater shuttle stop at 10 p.m. The hours of operation will expand as the summer season progresses. The Springdale Loop serves seven stops, and the Canyon Loop serves nine stops including the Zion Human History Museum and the Zion Lodge. Shuttles will depart from designated stops every 7-10 minutes during the middle of the day and approximately every 10-15 minutes in the morning and evening. There is no charge for riding the shuttles.
Visitors are encouraged to park in designated parking areas in Springdale and ride the shuttle to the park. Canyon Loop shuttles depart from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. The Zion Canyon Visitor Center, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, offers shuttle information, current park information, backcountry permits, lodge reservations, maps, and a wide selection of publications.
may be obtained by visiting the park’s website at
www.nps.gov/zion or calling the park at 435-772-3256.
You may drive your private
vehicle through Zion Park on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway year-round,
but during the shuttle season, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible
by shuttle bus only. It is easy to visit this part of the park by
following these three steps:
Park Parking at the visitor center is usually full
between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. To avoid parking hassles, leave
your car in the town of Springdale and ride the free town shuttle
to the park. Enter the park on foot at the Zion Canyon Giant Screen
Theater. Tune your radio to 1610 AM for more information.
Plan Use the exhibits in the Zion Canyon Visitor
Center to plan your visit based on your time (less than 3 hours
or more than 3 hours) and your interests (sightseeing, hiking, and
more). Check the schedule of Ranger-led activities and the park
bookstore for maps and books to enhance your visit.
Free buses run from 5:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. as often as every six minutes
(check actual schedules when you arrive). Buses are fully accessible.
Pets are not allowed.
your Shuttle Guide here
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