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How to Visit Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park is the first to be founded in the state of Utah, in the United States. When you travel to Utah you will find several more national parks in the State and they are all worth visiting, but this one is not to be missed. Is awesome!

In this post you will find a practical guide on how to visit Zion National Park, the best views, the best treks and I give you several tips to make you fall in love with this place.


How to Get to Zion National Park

The first thing to keep in mind if you are thinking of traveling to Utah is that you must rent a car. It is necessary to visit practically all the interesting places in the State. You will love to travel through the desert roads where the landscape is from a movie.

You have several options to enter the park. Most car rentals you can choose the navigator option. But if you buy a sim card for the United States (something I recommend) you can use the google maps application to get there.

1. You can access Zion National Park from Springdale

This is the most common option. Access the Park from the south, from Springdale. Here you will find the Zion National Park Visitor Center.

The high season and with more visitors goes from the end of March to the beginning of November. And don't be surprised that if you arrive after 9am you will already find the full car park. You can leave the car in the village. From the same town every day there are free transfers to the park.

This service has 8 stops and only runs from March to November.

2. Access Zion National Park from the north

If you want to access the Park from the north you must do so by the road that connects the Park with Mount Carmel.

This area is less popular, so you will find much less people. As soon as you arrive at the park you will be amazed by the views.

3. Access Zion National Park from Kolob Canyons

Kolob Canyons is an area that belongs to the National Park, but it is an annex. It is the least popular part. Although I recommend that you visit the main entrances, if you have plenty of time and want to explore this area, you should add one more day to your route through the Park.

2. Zion National Park Hours and Rates