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Visitor Information Center

Stop by our Tourism Office & Visitor Center for information on St. George, Zion National Park, and other attractions. It’s the perfect first stop for visitors to the area to discover something new, ask questions and pick up materials.

Open Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Utah’s Face Covering/Mask Requirements

Utah’s statewide mask mandate has ended. However, masks are still required inside some private businesses. Please respect others by wearing a mask where required.

Governed by federal law, Zion National Park is still requiring visitors to wear masks on the park shuttles.

For further information, see the State of Utah’s Coronavirus resource page.

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Springdale Shuttle Information

Last Updated – November 29, 2021

The free Springdale Shuttle runs daily when the Zion National Park shuttle is in operation, from 8:10 a.m. to 6:10 p.m., stopping at nine locations in the town of Springdale and Zion National Park’s pedestrian entrance. Parking in Zion and near the Zion Canyon Visitor Center is limited, so parking in Springdale, near shuttle stops is advised.

Zion National Park Scenic Drive Shuttle Information

Last Updated – November 29, 2021

The shuttle will run daily through November 29 and from December 23 through January 1. The shuttle will NOT operate from November 30 through December 22 or from January 2 through mid-February.

When shuttles are not running, park officials will limit the number of vehicles allowed inside the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. When the park is full, vehicles will be turned away until space is available.

First-come, first-serve shuttles will load and depart the Zion Canyon Visitor Center from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. MT.

Shuttle bus capacities will be similar to pre-COVID. In order to meet safety requirements, each passenger must be seated or have a standing room handhold (railing, stanchion, seat bar, overhead grasp handle).

Masks are still required while waiting in shuttle lines and while riding the shuttle. Park visitors traveling together are encouraged to maintain separation from other groups and to follow COVID-19 sanitation practices.

  • Shuttles operate daily beginning 8 a.m. at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Last shuttle from the Temple of Sinnewava to the Visitor center departs at 5:45 p.m.
  • On dates when the shuttle is in service, private vehicles are not allowed on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.
  • During shuttle operations, the last shuttle will arrive back at the Visitor Center at around 45 minutes after it leaves the Temple of Sinawava. Do not wait until the last shuttle to leave Zion Canyon for the day. Due to limited capacity, the shuttle may be full by the time it reaches your stop and you will need to walk out of the canyon.

Zion National Park will welcome visitors within these restrictions:

  • Masks are required while riding on shuttles and while waiting in lines.
  • Zion Wilderness and Recreation Permits office open at the Visitor Center Wilderness Window from 8 a.m. to 4:30 PM.
  • All visitors are asked to adhere to CDC and Utah State COVID-19 guidelines.

Please utilize this map and info sheet (previewed below) and for more information regarding Zion Park shuttles along with the most up-to-date info on the park, please check the Zion National Park website.

Water Health and Safety Alert

A harmful cyanobacteria has been found in the North Fork of the Virgin River, which runs through Zion National Park. The popular Narrows hike remains open, but visitors to Zion National Park are advised not to swim or submerge themselves in the river and to keep pets out. Visit the Park’s alerts page for more info and guidelines.

Find Your Space

Greater Zion has incredible medical facilities staffed by compassionate and skilled professionals that are prepared to keep you safe through all your adventures. We love what you love, and we do what you do, so as you care for our space, we’ll be here to take care of you.

COVID-19 Traveler Information

We are seeing that visitors want to continue to pursue their passions in Greater Zion. However, it’s a personal decision whether or not to travel.

Greater Zion seeks to support our visitors with their travel decisions and offer the following resources to provide the most timely and accurate information possible, including travel recommendations and events happening in the area.

State and local public health agencies, the Utah Office of Tourism and our office are closely monitoring the continuously developing situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our focus continues to be on the health and safety of our communities, visitors, staff and friends around the world.

Responsible Recreation

Outdoor recreation is important to the health and wellness of those who live here, as well as visitors. We all play a part in keeping one another safe. While outdoors, we cannot relax our efforts to practice safe social distancing and #ResponsibleRecreation. Visitors are encouraged to:

  • Check park conditions online and individual state park social media accounts. Extensive wait times, closures, and other updates will be posted there.
  • Choose to visit a state park during a weekday, or during non-peak hours whenever possible. Visit parks that are close to home.
  • Practice safe social distancing. Give others at least six-feet of separation on trails, golf courses, fishing docks, overlooks, and other gathering areas.
  • Avoid congregating at trailheads and other common areas, and maintain small group sizes.
  • Stay home if you’re sick, or have symptoms of the coronavirus.
  • Keep parks and recreation areas clean by packing out what you pack in, and respect facility closures like visitor centers, campgrounds, and restrooms.

Other Closures

BLM Temporarily Closes Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area Campground

The BLM Arizona Strip Field Office has temporarily closed the Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area campground at the Cedar Pocket exit, near Littlefield, Arizona, in order to complete necessary renovations of the restrooms and other infrastructure to ensure the health and safety of visitors.

Once renovations are complete, the BLM will notify the public of the reopening of the campground through its website and notice to media outlets.

For additional information, please contact the Arizona Strip Field Office at 435-688-3200.