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“Beautiful but crowded” 3 of 5 stars
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The Utah Travel Council
Zion National Park, UT
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful but crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Zion is beautiful but crowded. You now have to take a bus into the park instead of your own car. You park at a welcome center type of place and take buses into the attractions. I understand the need but to me it takes away from the experience.

If you want peace/solitude/nature, take the drive up Interstate 15 to the Kolob Canyon section of the park. There is about a 10-15 mile twisty road up into this section but the beauty/peace and great hiking opportunities make it well worthwhile.

Visited June 2013
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Greenville, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Wow! Zion is beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This was our first visit to Zion National Park ... We stayed in Hurricane, Utah and drove to Zion in the early morning . The drive in was spectacular.. The park even more amazing . We were there over the Labor Day weekend , so we parked outside the park & took the shuttle bus in. That worked perfect .
This park is fantastic ...don't miss it!

Visited September 2013
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Corvallis, Oregon
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Zion National Park does it right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

First, the scenery is so beautiful you could spend weeks here and not see it all. You cannot drive in the Park (a good decision to save what is there for future visitors) but the shuttle system is totally thought out. There are covered shuttle stops all along the route and the buses run so frequently you can jump out to take pictures at any point and jump on another shuttle in just a few minutes. Many of the shuttle stops have bathroom facilities. The Park has coordinated with the city of Springdale so you never have to drive from the day you arrive until the day you leave. All the stops are wheelchair accessible and the drivers are very courteous. This is our sixth or seventh National Park and by far our favorite.

Visited August 2013
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Beautiful park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This park is so beautiful. We could only drive so far ourselves. You had to ride on a bus to see the entire park but we loved what we saw.

Visited June 2012
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Auburn, WA
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“Utah travel information”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

A great resource. You could easily spend an entire two weeks in Utah & still not see a fraction of its natural wonders.

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