Zion Park Seasons & Visitor Centers

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is open year-round.

The park has two visitor centers that are open throughout the year. Visitors are encouraged to stop and learn how to visit the park with minimum impact to the fragile desert environment. At the Visitors Center you will find maps, brochures, and books available to help you enjoy your visit.

Zion National Park Map

Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Located just inside the South Entrance of the park near Springdale.

This visitor center is open daily during the following hours:

  • Spring: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Summer: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm
  • Fall: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Winter: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Museum
Located one half mile north of the park's south entrance, the Museum is open 10 am to 5 pm daily with longer summer hours. It is closed November through February. Permanent and temporary exhibits display the history of Zion National Park. A 22-minute video plays every half hour to allow visitors to get a quick overview of the park.

Kolob Canyon Visitor Center
Located off exit 40, Interstate 15 at the West Entrance of the park. To contact the visitor center call (435) 772-3256.

This visitor center is open daily during the following hours:

  • Spring: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Summer: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Fall: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Winter: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Both Visitor Centers are closed December 25

Fees and Permits

America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is honored and also sold at Arches. Cost is $80. This is the best deal for people intending to visit multiple parks within a year's time. You can get it online.

Private Vehicles/RVs: $25 per vehicle for a 7-day pass

Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Motorcycle: $12 per person for a 7-day pass. Not to exceed $25 per family.

Tunnel Escort
Most buses, RVs, trailers, and dual wheeled trucks require an escort to travel through the Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel. There is a $15.00 fee per vehicle in addition to the entrance fee. Visitors should pay this fee at park entrance before proceeding to the tunnel. Required for all vehicles and trailers 7' 10" (2.4 m) in width and/or 11' 4" (3.4 m) in height or larger. Fee is good for 2 trips through the tunnel for the same vehicle within 7-day period.

Backcountry Permits
Permits are required for all over night stays in the backcountry and all through hikes of the Virgin River and tributaries, the Left Fork of North Creek (the Subway), Kolob Creek, and all canyons requiring the use of descending gear or ropes. Permits are issued at both visitor centers the day before, or the day of your hike.

Permit Costs:

  • $10.00 - 1-2 people
  • $15.00 - 3-7 people
  • $20.00 - 8-12 people

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