Zion National Park Adventures: Your Ultimate Bucket List Guide


By: Prerana Aggarwal

Experience top hikes like Angels Landing and The Narrows, or take the free shuttle to canyon viewpoints.

Purchase a $35 per vehicle 7-day ticket at the entrance or online in advance to access the park.

Park Ticket

Free shuttles take visitors around Zion Canyon where private vehicles are prohibited.

Shuttle System

Reservations are required for the shuttle from March to November and can sell out.


Experience iconic hikes like Angels Landing, The Narrows, and Emerald Pools.

Hiking Trails

Spring and fall have mild weather and fewer crowds. Summer is hot but has extended hours.

Best Times

Frontcountry and backcountry camping is available. Make reservations well in advance.


If driving, park at the Visitor Center or South Entrance and take the shuttle.


Get permits for canyoneering, kayaking, and wading in the Virgin River.

River Access

Look for mule deer, desert bighorn sheep, black bears, coyotes and hundreds of bird species.


Overnight lodge accommodation inside the park. Also offers dining.

Zion Lodge

Springdale, Hurricane, Cedar City, and St. George offer nearby amenities.

Nearby Towns

Hiking, climbing, canyoneering, biking, horseback riding, photography and more. Zion offers amazing geology and diverse recreation! Plan ahead to experience the highlights.