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General Information

Official Zion National Park Service website:
Must See. The most in-depth information about Zion national park, trip planning.

"Unofficial" Zion National Park website:
Hosted by John William Uhler. Very detail information.

When to Go

Best visit time -- Spring and Fall because of its mild temperatures..

General weather information,
Ten day forecast and sunset/sunrise time.
Five days weather forest with local radar.


At least one day:
Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway & Zion Canyon Scenic Drive -- a half to full day,
Kolob Canyons Road -- a hour to half day.

Five Perfect Days Ultimate Adventure Itinerary.



Total 2 campgrounds are operated by National Park Service.
South campground is open year-round. First-come, first-serve.
Watchman campground is open from early April to later October,
You can make a reservation at the National Park service reservation center.

You must have a backcountry permit to overnight backpacking trips, to all through hikes of the Virgin River, the Left Fork of North Creek, Kolob Creek, and all canyons requiring the use of descending gear or ropes. Permits are issued at both visitor centers up to three days in advance of your trip.

More information about Zion backcountry reservations and permits.

Lodges and Hotels:

Inside the park:

Zion Lodge is the only lodging inside the park. Open year-round. You can make an on-line reservation request through Xanterra Parks and Resorts.

Gateway outside the park:

Zion Canyon Visitors Bureau.

East Zion Park Motels, Cabins, and Resorts & Guest Ranches.

Go-Utah's lodging guide.

This Zion National Park Travel Vacation Guide site was most recently updated on 02/04/05. Keywords: Zion National Park.