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Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

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Boston...
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Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

Hello Experts,

I am renting a car and doing a 5 day/ 4 night trip to Bryce, Zion and (north GC rim is possible).

will it help if I rent a 4x4 car/suv instead of a normal FWD car?

Thank you for your time and information.

Regards,

Pat

Encinitas...
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for Zion National Park, Joshua Tree National Park
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1. Re: Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

You won't need a 4x4. Everywhere you are going is paved.

Boston...
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2. Re: Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

Thank you very much dez40!!

Uden, The...
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3. Re: Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

A SUV will be fine because of the higher position in the car but no need for 4x4

Boston...
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4. Re: Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

Damn! I just booked a full-size car from National from ABQ airport. I got it for $115 for 6 days (including taxes) and using BJs membership.

Anyways I will try to ask for upgrade and choose a mid-size SUV.

Thank you Tet14 and Dez40 for all the valuable information on this forums.

Regards.

Uden, The...
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5. Re: Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

Nothing wrong with a full size either. Very comfortable. And it's a bargain at $ 115,--

Ohio, USA
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for Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce, Arches National Park
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6. Re: Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

Full size car is fine. As mentioned, sounds like a great rate.

Boston...
posts: 44
7. Re: Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

Thank you Tet14, OhioHick!

now I feel better :-)

8. Re: Is 4x4 drive required in Bryce/Zion parks?

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