Zion National Park Travel Guide

Zion National Park is one of the most incredible Utah parks. The main part of the park is Zion Canyon and unlike most canyons, it is the canyon floor, rather than the rim, that is the main place to visit. The surrounding area is riddled with narrow canyons, which make for unique hikes and epic experiences canyoneering for the more adventurous. You can spend the time on the flat canyon floor surrounding by incredible red rock views, or embark on some of the most unique hikes in the country. There is a reason that Zion is the best national parks in the United States.

Zion National Park at a glance

  • State: Utah
  • Main attractions: Canyon, slot canyons
  • Best time to go: Summer-fall
  • Hotels/ Airbnbs: Inside the park, Springdale
  • Campgrounds: Inside park and near the park
  • Dining: Inside the park, Springdale
  • Shuttle: Yes (free)

Zion National Park Guide

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About the Author

James Ian Yosemite

James Ian has traveled to 82 countries and all 7 continents.  He has visited all of the main national parks in the United States, as well as many national monuments and state parks.

He has rafted through the Grand Canyon; rappelled down slot canyons near Zion and Arches; hiked among the hoodoos in Bryce and the enormous trees in Sequoia; admired the waterfalls in Yosemite and the colored hot springs in Yellowstone; seen moose in Grand Tetons and seals in the Channel Islands, and much more.

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