Zion National Park

Big change for Zion National Park’s slot canyon permits

March 8, 2012, 12:18 pm
Zion National Park is making a big change in how it allots last-minute wilderness permits to visit slot canyons. The park now will let visitors compete online for last-minute day use permits. "This new system will eliminate the need for visitors to wait in line at the visitor center for permit," ...

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Wild Land: Exploring the scenic views of Utah

January 20, 2012, 10:08 am
Where was the tent? Only a few hours before we'd left it atop a southern Utah plateau covered in fantastic sandstone fins with views stretching all the way to the Sierra La Sal. Now all we saw were just a few scattered, lonely tent stakes. An English couple informed ...

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Support America's Natural and Cultural Heritage

Zion National ParkExperience your public lands, get your Christmas shopping done WAY early, and support a good cause. APPL (Association of Partners for Public Lands) is holding an online charity auction with an excellent lineup of public land experiences to bid on.

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Visit the Grand Circle on a Budget

September 15, 2011, 1:48 pm
Fall is the perfect time to explore the Grand Circle on a budget Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of one of the most desirable times to travel. With the peak travel season coming to an end, the crowds at our national parks begin to thin, ...

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Hi. Can you buy a 4-day pass for Zion online? Thanks.
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Zion National Park, Utah, Park Passes and Fees
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Weekly passes to Zion National Park, available only at the park enterance gates, are non-transferable and are valid for 7 consecutive days including the date of purchase. For more about Zion National Park entrance fees, and days when these fees are waived, visit nps.gov/zion.

However, you may purchase annual park passes, good at all federal recreation lands, online. If you plan to visit multiple parks in the next year, consider investing in an America The Beautiful Federal Lands Pass, which offers unlimited visitation to all parks for you and your family (if you are in the same car) for $80. If you are a senior citizen, the you can purchase a senior pass for $10, which allows you to enter parks at no additional cost for the remainder of your life.

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Yes

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Planning a trip to Southern Utah Is it reasonable to visit Eastern & Western attractions (NPs) in 7 days - 6 nights from Prescott, AZ?
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Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Zion National Park, Ancient Cultures, Archaeology, Auto/Motorcycle, Wildlife Watching, Bird Watching, Food/Dining, Native American History, Deer, Elk, Historic Sites, Wildflowers, Hiking, Lodging, Photography
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We suggest taking your time and choosing 3-4 parks to really enjoy, plus taking in some sights along the way. Your trip will lead you right through the heart of the Grand Circle, a collection of seven national parks, eight national monuments, numerous state parks, scenic byways, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins, colorful ghost towns and stunning geologic formations. Take some time to explore some of these places, including Zion, Canyonlands and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For more information check out www.grandcircle.org and www.utah.com/nationalparks/grandcircle.htm. Some suggested itineraries are available at http://www.utah.com/itineraries/grand_circle.htm.

Also check out this list of park-by-park highlights in the Grand Circle.

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We're going to Zion & Bryce with our RV. Is it possible that we can roam around without private car? Is the bus avail at all parks?
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Bryce and Zion both offer shuttle options so you don't need to take a car everywhere in the park. Check out this article for more information on the shuttles, with links to the official NPS sites with more detailed information. Check it out:  http://www.ohranger.com/valley-forge/news/2011/explore-national-parks-taking-shuttle

 

The Bryce Shuttle stops major destinations, such as: Ruby's Campground, Bryce Canyon Visitor Center, Bryce Point, Inspiration Point, Sunset Point and Bryce Canyon Lodge. For more information, visit http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/shuttle.htm

Visit this site for more Zion Shuttle: information: http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/shuttle-system.htm

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Explore National Parks by Taking the Shuttle

June 16, 2011, 10:21 am
Vacations are meant to be relaxing, not spent in traffic. If you are planning to visit a national park during peak season, consider taking a shuttle. Not only do you avoid the hassle of driving, but you’re helping reduce emissions and noise in the park.   Acadia National Park From late June ...

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Zion National Park: A place of Refuge and Sanctuary

April 14, 2011, 10:31 am
by James Rattigan Zion National Park in Utah offers a serene landscape of sculpted canyons and soaring cliffs. Zion is an ancient Hebrew word meaning a place of refuge or sanctuary. Massive canyon walls ascend toward a brilliant blue sky. Walk among the towering cliffs, or challenge your courage in ...

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Mountain Lion Safety Tips

Mountain lions serve an important role in parks ecosystem because they prevent the over-population of deer and other small mammals. Generally, the big cats are calm, quiet and elusive. Sightings are rare, so if you spot one, consider yourself privileged! A mountain lion attack is an extremely unlikely event. To ...

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