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Seeing the Park

There are two main routes through Zion National Park: Utah Highway 9 or the Zion - Mount Carmel Highway; and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. There are several stops along Highway 9 starting with Checkerboard Mesa (if coming from the east) and the Visitor's Center (if coming from the West). Going is slow and traffic can be heavy. You want to take your time anyway and admire the scenery. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive can only be accessed by the Zion Shuttle System from April 1 to October 31. The shuttle runs often and is convenient anyway.

Hiking Trails

There are a number of trails inside the park ranging from easy .4 mile trails to a strenuous 14 mile hike.


There is a variety of wildlife in the park. This young Bighorn sheep came right down the road then climbed up the rocks.

  • Last visit to Zion National Park: May 2010
  • Intro Updated Apr 16, 2014
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2012 at 5:36 AM

    Bring fond memories of my past visit to Zion National Park. SL :)

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    The Visitor Center, Flower, Butterflies, and fabulous rock formations are beautiful! Oh, I almost forgot the lovely falls. Excellent page Jim!

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Excellent additional tips on Zion NP. I remember waiting to go through the tunnel . SL :)

  • KiKitC's Profile Photo
    Jan 14, 2010 at 4:40 AM

    I need to explore the Archeology Trail to the caves. Thanks for the tips. I, too, love exploring American Indian historical sites.

  • SteveOSF's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2009 at 2:01 PM

    Nice pictures of the park. We might visit Zion National Park next summer. Thanks for the tips.

  • Kaspian's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    Forgot to tell you that I got your other one last week--you totally win at the postcard game! Cheers, Ed.


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