Zion National Park Trip Planner

Welcome to Ferber Resorts’ Zion National Park Trip Planner – your ultimate guide to an unforgettable adventure in the breathtaking Zion Canyon. Get ready to explore the wonders of one of America’s most stunning national parks with our comprehensive and up-to-date information.

Current Weather in Zion

Before embarking on your journey, stay informed about the current weather conditions in Zion National Park. Check out our real-time weather updates to ensure you pack appropriately for a comfortable and enjoyable visit.

Zion National Park Guide

Navigate the awe-inspiring beauty of Zion with our detailed National Park Guide. Discover the rich history, diverse wildlife, and geological wonders that make Zion National Park a must-visit destination. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first-time visitor, our guide ensures you make the most of your time in this natural wonderland.

Things to Do in Zion

Immerse yourself in the plethora of activities Zion has to offer. From the iconic Zion Canyon Scenic Drive to the thrilling trails, there’s something for every adventurer. Uncover the hidden gems and make the most of your visit by exploring the diverse range of activities in the park.

Full Zion Trail Map

Plan your hiking adventure with our Full Zion Trail Map. Find detailed information about the park’s trails, viewpoints, and must-see attractions. Whether you’re a novice hiker or an experienced trekker, our trail map ensures you navigate Zion’s terrain with confidence.

Alternative Trails

Looking for a unique experience off the beaten path? Explore the Alternative Trails section of our trip planner. Discover lesser-known routes that showcase the park’s beauty while avoiding the crowds.

Zion Canyon Shuttle Information

Make your journey seamless with the Zion Canyon Shuttle. Learn about the shuttle routes, schedules, and how to best utilize this convenient transportation system, ensuring a hassle-free exploration of the park.

Parking Information

Find essential information about parking options near Zion Canyon. Plan ahead to secure a spot and maximize your time exploring the wonders of the park.

Restaurant Information

Recharge and savor the local flavors at Zion’s dining establishments. Our Restaurant Information section provides details about dining options within and around the park, ensuring you fuel up for your adventures.

Hiking Guide for Trails

Embark on a memorable hiking experience with our Hiking Guide for Trails. From easy strolls to challenging treks, our guide provides valuable insights, safety tips, and recommendations to make your hiking adventure in Zion National Park unforgettable.

Visiting Zion National Park is an experience like no other. Utilize our Trip Planner to make the most of your visit, ensuring you create lasting memories in this extraordinary natural wonder. Don’t forget to check out our other resources for valuable insights on park entrance, visitor center details, and even tips for a perfect picnic lunch during your adventure. Explore Zion with confidence, and let the wonders of this national park leave you in awe.

Current Weather in Zion

2024 Spring Zion National Park Guide

Things to Do in Zion

Full Zion Trail Map

Alternate Trails – No Pass Required

Shuttle Information

Zion National Park shuttle ticket system is discontinued. In response to updated guidance on transit systems in National Parks and Covid-19, Zion National Park is discontinuing the temporary shuttle ticket system for Zion Canyon. Tickets for the shuttle will no longer be needed starting Friday, May 28, 2021. Previously purchased tickets will be given priority in shuttle line.

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Parking Information

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*Not applicable for RVs in our Zion Canyon Campground after your scheduled stay.

Restaurant Information

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Restaurant Information

Hiking Guide for Trails

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Shuttle Stop Hike/Trailhead Round Trip Elevation Change Description
1 Pa’rus Trail

Zion Canyon

Visitor Center

2 Hours – 3.5 mi/5.6km 50ft/15m The paved trail follows the Virgin River from the South Campground to Canyon Junction. A wheelchair may need assistance.
1 Archaeology Trail

Zion Canyon

Visitor Center

0.5 Hour – 0.4mi/0.6km 80ft/24m Short but steep. It starts across from the entrance to the visitor center parking lot. Climbs to the outlines of several prehistoric buildings. Trailside exhibits.
6 Lower Emerald Pool Trail

Zion Lodge

1 Hour – 1.2mi/1.9km 69ft/21m Due to trail construction, lower Emerald Pool is closed until late spring. Check at the Visitor Center for more information.
6 The Grotto Trail

Zion Lodge

The Grotto

0.5 Hour – 1mi/1.6km 35ft/11m The trail connects the Zion Lodge to The Grotto. The trail is a great place to view wildlife.
Weeping Rock Trail

Weeping Rock

TRAIL CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
9 Riverside Walk

Temple of Sinawava

1.5 Hours – 2.2mi/3.5km 57ft/17m Minor drop-offs, paved trail follows the Virgin River along the bottom of a narrow canyon. Trailside exhibits. A wheelchair may need assistance.
Shuttle Stop Hike/Trailhead Round Trip Elevation Change Description
1 Watchman Trail

Zion Canyon

Visitor Center

2 Hours – 3.3mi/5.km 368ft/112m Moderate drop-offs ends with the viewpoint of the Towers of the Virgin, lower Zion Canyon, and the town of Springdale.
4 Sand Bench Trail

Zion Lodge

3-4 Hours – 5.5mi/8.85km 466ft/142m Commercial horse trail from March to October. Hike atop a massive landslide under The Sentinel. Deep sand and little shade.
6 Upper Emerald Pool Trail

Zion Lodge

1 Hour – 1mi/1.6km 200ft/61m Minor drop-offs, A sandy and rocky trail that climbs to the Upper Emerald Pool at the base of the cliff. No swimming is allowed.
6 Kayenta Trail

The Grotto

1.5 Hours – 2mi/3.2km 150ft/46m Moderate drop-offs, an unpaved climb to the Emerald Pools. Connects The Grotto to the Emerald Pools Trail.
East Side Tunnel Canyon Overlook Trail

Zion-Mt. Carmel Hwy

1 Hour – 1mi/1.6km 163ft/50m Long drop-offs, mostly fenced. The rocky and uneven trail ends at the viewpoint of Pine Creek Canyon and the lower Zion Canyon. The parking lot is right-turn only. Be aware of steep drop-offs.
Kolob Canyons Taylor Creek Trail

Kolob Canyons Road

3.5 Hours – 5.0mi/8.0km 450ft/137m Limited to 12 people per group. Follows the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek past two homestead cabins to Double Arch Alcove
Kolob Canyons Timber Creek Overlook Trail

Kolob Canyons Road

0.5 Hours – 1mi/1.6km 100ft/30m Follows a ridge to views of Timber Creek, Kolob Terrace, and Pine Valley Mountains
Shuttle Stop Hike/Trailhead Round Trip Elevation Change Description
6 Angels Landing via West Rim Trail

The Grotto

4 Hours – 5.4mi/8.7km 1488ft/453km Long drop-offs, Not for young children or anyone fearful of heights. First 2.2 miles are paved surface. Last section is a route along a steep, narrow ridge to the summit.
Hidden Canyon Trail

Weeping Rock

TRAIL CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Observation Point via East Rim Trail

Weeping Rock

TRAIL CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
9 The Narrows via East Rim Trail

Temple of Sinawava

8 Hours – 9.4mi/15.1km 334ft/102m Read information on the reverse side an check conditions at the visitor center before attempting. High water levels can prevent access to the Narrows.
Kolob Canyons Kolob Arch via La Verkin Creek Trail

Zion-Mt. Carmel Hwy

8 Hours – 9.4mi/22.5km 334ft/102m Limited to 12 people per group. Follows Timber and La Verkin Creeks. A side trail leads to Kolob Arch, a large natural arch.