Zion is one of the most iconic national park of the US. There are many things to see, visit and explore at the park.
The main "attraction" in the park is visiting the central Virgin River Canyon, see the huge red-pink colored mountains at both sides of the main road and travel into the canyon and hike.
Here, you will have the opportunity to hike some of the best trails in the US.
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Located in the south west part of Utah, The park is less of 3 hr north of Las-Vegas, half an hour drive east off of highway I-15, The town of Springdale is located just on the west park entrance.
Year round park, can be hot at summer or cold at winter (snow) but every season bring it beauty to this place.
Due Note 1: You can find hotels at the town of Springdale located just at the park entrance (there is a shuttle from the town main road into the park visitor center).
Due Note 2: At most of the year months you can't drive into the main canyon road - you have free shuttle service starting from the park visitor center, located near the south west entrance. Always look in advance at the park website, check for shuttle arrangements and open of locations/trails.
One of the best US National parks, amazing view and probably two of the most iconic hikes in the US: The Narrows and Angels Landing.
I see it as a must visit park, even if this is only one day visit, take the shuttle and do one hike, driving through highway 9 crossing the park, enjoy the view and stop on the way for inspiration.
Usually when people are saying "I visit Zion National Park" they are referring to the main park section where highway 9 is crossing the park from west to east (west park entrants is right after the town of Springdale) and the main park canyon.
You do not need a permit or reservation to enter the park, but you do need to pay the park fee.
You do not need a permit or reservation to ride a park shuttle.
You do not need a permit to hike the Narrows from the Temple of Sinawava going upstream in the Virgin River.
Angels Landing hike: you do not need permit to hike to Scout Lookout viewpoint, but you do need permit to keep walking to Angels Landing.
If you are staying overnight in Springdale there is local shuttle from the hotels that take you into the park visitor center, from there you are taking the park shuttle that stop at all points along the main park road.Shuttles arrive about every 15-5 minutes on the Zion Canyon Line (inside the park).
During the shuttle season visitors cannot drive personal vehicles on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.
Shuttles take about 45 minutes to drive between the Zion Canyon Visitor Center and the Temple of Sinawava. This means a round trip takes about an hour and a half but you may need to wait for the next shuttle.