Zion National Park is one of the most unique places on earth, and one that truly showcases the diversity of landscapes in the National Park System. In this guide I’m sharing all the information needed to plan your dream Zion National Park trip! Whether you are a adventure-junkie or just looking to explore Zion from your car, this is the perfect resource to help you make the most of your time in the park!
Location: Utah, USA Native Land: Southern Paiute Size: 146,597 acres (593 sq km) Annual Visitors: 4.49 million (2019) Established: National Monument (1909), National Park (1919) Visitor Centers: Zion Canyon (year round), Kolob Canyon (year round) Entrance Fee: $35 per vehicle; $20 per individual; $80 annual pass
Zion National Park has become one of the “must-see” US National Parks in recent years, and is now the fourth highest visited in the country as of 2019. Its crown jewel is Zion Canyon (Mukuntuweap), a 16 mile long and up to 3000 feet deep canyon that feeds into the heart of Zion.
People also come from all over the world to experience the climbing, canyoneering, and hiking opportunities that the dramatic landscapes of Zion offers. I’ve visited a number of times now and my opinion Zion is also home to some of the most unique and breathtaking scenery in the entire world!