Q. Where is Zion National Park?
A. Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah, in between the larger cities of St. George and Cedar City. The closest town to the park is Springdale, Utah.
Q. What is the history of Zion National Park?
A. Zion became established as a national park in the year 1919. Before that, it existed as Mukuntuweap National Monument, which was established in 1909. It's name, Zion, literally means “place of refuge,” and was given to the canyon by early Mormon settlers.
Q. What is the weather like in Zion National Park?
A. Zion is a fairly mild park with a yearly average temperature of 75 degrees. The seasons present large variations in temperature however, with about 52 degrees in January to about 100 degrees in July. It's desert climate makes for a great year-round park, just make sure you are careful when driving there during the winter!
Q. What is the best time of year to visit Zion National Park?
A. Typically people venture to Zion National Park starting in the spring to view the incredible display of wildflowers. Summer and fall remain popular times to visit, while the winter season sees far less visitation but still offers beautiful scenery.
Q. How much does it cost to visit Zion National Park?
Zion National Park: $25 per vehicle for 7 day pass
Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motorcycle: $12 per person, not to exceed $25 per family
Zion Annual Pass: $40
National Parks Annual Pass: $80
Golden Eagle Pass: $65 (one year)
Golden Age: $10 for a life time pass for those over 62
Golden Access: Free life time entry for those who are permanently disabled
To find out more about Zion National Park summer programs and activities and to make your lodging reservations log onto: www.usparklodging.com or call toll free 855.866.1915 today!