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The drive in from the west is completely and totally stunning. Just before you hit the tunnel you will see cars parked on the road. To the right as you are driving towards the main canyon is a trail that is about an hour's hike....More
So many complain about the shuttles and crowds - both of which are to be expected at peak vacation times, holidays, etc. However, we chose to go in early December and were rewarded by extraordinary views, enjoyed at our leisure - no traffic on the...More
Each Summer, I fly to a destination (California, Colorado, Canada, etc) and rent a motorcycle for 2 weeks. This past July (2018) I took my wife and we rode thru Zion's Canyon Scenic Drive. Probably one of the most spectacular rides we've been on (and...More
We got to ride the road via bicycle and car and by bike was surely the best! (Note you cannot bike though the tunnel so you have to get a ride with a vehicle through the tunnel). Best time to do this is Fall (mid-late...More
I have been on this road twice, the first time i went up and the second time down. This road is very scenic and very beautiful. The cliffs and the canyon are to die for. My grandchildren loved it. There is no place I would...More
These canyon walls do look like medieval or Gothic churches. I always thought mountains are beautiful when build with volcanic rocks, but sedimentary ones can be very impressive, too! Buses run frequently, wait for the good seat by the window, and enjoy! Ideally, take two...More
I did not have plans to go there but by accident I chose a different road on the way from Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. What a lucky circumstance! I will definitely go there one more time during spring or summer to get on trails...More
Springdale is the best location. I stayed at the Historic Pioneer Lodge and was very happy. It is very close to the entrance to the park.January can be cold or warm, pack layers you will need them to hike. I was there in... More
Springdale is the best location. I stayed at the Historic Pioneer Lodge and was very happy. It is very close to the entrance to the park.January can be cold or warm, pack layers you will need them to hike. I was there in February and the temperature variance was nearly 40 degrees during my hike up Angels Landing. If you are hiking, BRING PLENTY OF SUPPLIES!!
Accessing Zion from Springdale, March 2018 (14 Replies)
Hi all, The National Park website indicates that the shuttle to Zion will probably not be operating until mid-April 2018. We will be there in late March. I also understand that we will not be able to do the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive in our own car. What is the best way (quickest, least traffic) from Springdale to access the shuttle system, and where should we leave our vehicle? Thanks for your help!!
February 24, 2018|
There are two shuttles. The Springdale town shuttle carries people from the town to the park entrance. Then the Park shuttle takes people from the visitor center to the main canyon. This year the town shuttle will not be operating while construction continues on the main road through town. It is scheduled to be complete mid April. The park shuttle has already commenced operating on weekends and begins full time schedule March 10. Drive yourselves to the visitor center and park there to...More
Driving Confusion (3 Replies)
We will be visiting Arizona & Utah next month. Our itinerary calls for us to drive from Page, AZ to Springdale, UT. Google Maps shows the quickest route via US-89 to UT-9 W, or entering Zion from the east & driving southwest to Springdale. However, on the map it looks like this route runs right down by the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. I am under the impression that the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is the road closed to private vehicles for most of the year, and the road we will take shuttles to get...More
September 09, 2018|
Google directions are correct. Take UT89 to UT9 and enter the park from the east entrance. The part of Zion you can't drive your car in during the shuttle season is a portion that turns off a of UT9 in the southwestern area of the park not far from the Visitor Center.
Looking for comments on Zion NP visit... (13 Replies)
Thanks for taking the time to read this and comment... We'll be in Las Vegas for a week in March. We check out of the condo on Friday morning, the 27th and don't fly out of Vegas until Sunday, the 29th at 3pm. I think a visit to Zion would be a good way to fill the extra time. Two years ago we drove from Vegas to St. George and back as a day trip. So Friday we'd drive from Vegas to Springdale. We'd probably take our time to sightsee and geocache along the way. Is there any place that we...More
January 04, 2015|
For sunset try the bridge near Canyon Junction for a view of the Watchman. For sunrise, try Canyon Overlook.The sun is behind you and you see the canyon fill with light. It looks like the shuttle starts Sunday March 15 this year. So you will be unable to drive up the canyon unless you are a lodge guest and have a Red Pass. There are plenty of hotels in Springdale. I prefer the Desert Pearl, but there are other very nice ones. On the drive back to Vegas, its under three hours and you gain...More