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These are some of our most frequently asked questions.

If there is something you can’t find here please email or call (435) 634-5747 and we would be happy to help you find what you’re looking for.

What is there for families with children to do in your area?

Please see “5 Fun Things to Do with Your Family” for some fun family ideas.

Where can I go boating / fishing in the area?

Quail Creek ReservoirSand Hollow State ParkGunlock Reservoir; Pine Valley ReservoirEnterprise Reservoir and Kolob Reservoir. There are also seven urban fishing ponds in the surrounding area.

Where are the ATV trails located in your area?

Sand Hollow State Park and on open BLM land, please call (435) 688-3200 for more information on these areas.

Where are the best accommodations in the area?

Visit the Accommodations page of our website. For a more comprehensive list please see our vacation planner pages 41-45 for a full list of accommodations including campgrounds.

I am visiting Zion, would it be better to stay in St. George or Zion?

It depends on the length of stay, activities you want to participate in, and other travel plans you may have. St. George is a larger area than the Zion National Park area with more accessibility to shoppingrecreational activitiestheater, and dining options.

Springdale is a small town leading into Zion National Park with walk able, boutique-type stores, good restaurants and evening entertainment at the outdoor Tanner Amphitheater and the Bumbleberry Theater , which is a 50’s / 60’s music venue.

Can I visit Bryce and Zion together in one day?

You can visit both Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, but it makes for a long day and is not really recommended. There is so much to see and do at both parks that you will be missing out if you decide to rush your trip.

Can I drive through Zion?

Yes, Hwy 9, which is a very picturesque drive, goes all the way through Zion and is open year-round. However, vehicles over 13’1”, semi-trucks & commercial vehicles, vehicles carrying hazardous material, vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs or more, and any vehicle of a combined length of 50’ or more are all prohibited and may not drive through Zion National Park.

I understand that through the summer months the only way to visit parts of Zion is by shuttle, is that true? Is there a charge for the shuttle? Are shuttles handicapped accessible?

Yes. The Zion Canyon scenic drive which accesses the walking/hiking trailheads in Zion, is only accessible via the Zion shuttle from mid-March through the end of November. The rest of the year it is accessible via personal transportation.

There is NO charge for using the shuttle service; it is included in your entrance fees into the park.

All of the shuttles, which run on a 7-15 minute schedule, are handicapped accessible and can accommodate most scooters. Please note, however, that the only trailheads that are handicapped accessible are: the Riverwalk Trail and the Pa’rus Trail.

If I catch the shuttle in Springdale and take it into Zion, will I have to pay an entrance fee?

Yes. The Springdale shuttle, which runs through the town of Springdale is free, and will drop you off at the Zion National Park visitor area where you will catch another shuttle into Zion. Before boarding the Zion shuttle, you will need to pay a fee. Entrance fees into Zion are $35 per vehicle, $30 per motorcycle, and $20 per person for bicyclists, pedestrians, and organized groups. All entrance fees are valid for seven consecutive days.

What is the weather like?

Please visit our weather page for current and average weather. Weather.com is also a great resource for up-to-date weather information.

Where can we go tubing in your area?

The only place to go tubing in the area is in Springdale on the Virgin River.

Where can we camp in the area?

Pine Mountain, Red Cliff Reserve, Zion, Kolob Reservoir, Quail Creek, Sand Hollow State Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Enterprise Reservoir, Gunlock State Park, and Baker Reservoir, and on open BLM lands.

Please visit our campground page or our planner pg. 45 for more detailed information.

Can you provide me with the Camping / RV Parks in St. George? Zion?

Please refer to our Vacation Planner pg. 45 for a comprehensive list of camping and RV locations in the area.

What are road and weather conditions at the North Rim and Lake Powell and going up to Bryce like?

For road conditions within Utah, call: 1-866-511-8824 or go to udot.gov.  For Arizona road conditions call: 1-888-411-7623 or go to adot.gov.

For more information on the North Rim you can contact the Kaibab Visitor Center at Jacobs Lake, AZ., (928) 6443-7298 or the Ranger Station in Fredonia, AZ (928)643-7395 or 1-800-365-2267.

For more information on Lake Powell contact the Page, AZ Chamber of Commerce at: 1-888-261-7243 or (928) 645-2741 or go to their website.

Can I go to the North Rim/Lake Powell from St. George in one day and back?

You can’t do BOTH in one day, but you can go to the North Rim and come back in one day. You can also go to Lake Powell and come back in one day, but it does make for a long day.

We’re having a family reunion can you recommend a resort in your area to host it at?

The cabins at Zion National Park Lodge would be nice for a reunion event. There are also many nice hotels in the area that could accommodate reunions and smaller events.

We’d like some place with cabins, where can we stay that would have cabins?

Zion National Park Lodge – (435) 772-7700
Zion River Resort – (435) 635-8594
Pine Valley Lodge – (435) 773-8200
Holmstead Ranch – (435) 216-7930
Gooseberry Lodges – (435) 313-0832
Zion Red Rock Cabin – (435) 772-3139

Where can I river raft, canoe, or ride the rapids in your area?

While we have many other water activities in this area, our local rivers and waterways do not accommodate these types of water recreation. For other water activities try boating & jet skiing, kayaking, scuba diving, tubing, wakeboarding, and water skiing.

What transportation service is available to Zion from St. George?

Please refer to our Getting around Greater Zion page.

I’m coming to St. George without a car, what transportation is available to get around town and see the sights?

Please visit our Getting around Greater Zion page.

What kind of night life is available in St. George?

We have movie theaters, restaurants, a bowling alleyslive entertainment, and nightly productions at any of our local LIVE theaters.

Is there horseback riding in your area?

Yes, please refer to our Horseback Riding page.

Where can I purchase alcohol?

At the local State Liquor Stores and at many local restaurants. Beer is also sold in most grocery stores. Many local restaurants serve beer and wine and there are some restaurants with bars.

Can I fly into St. George?

Yes, but only through a connector flight into the St. George Municipal Airport, (435)634-3480. For more information please visit our Traveling to Greater Zion page.

Is there an airport shuttle to St. George from either the Las Vegas airport or the Salt Lake City Airport?

Yes, there are shuttles to the St. George area from both airports.

AZTEC SHUTTLE services Salt Lake City/St. George (435) 656-9040.

From Las Vegas the following shuttles service St. George:
ST. GEORGE SHUTTLE – (435) 628-8320 / 800-933-8320
ST. GEORGE EXPRESS – (435) 652-1100