Hour & Program changes begin at Zion

Zion National Park autumn fall

The hours of operation and program schedules for certain activities and locations within Zion National Park are beginning to switch. As of September 5, 2017, Fall/Winter changes and closures have been put into effect.

The following are currently in effect:

  • The Zion Nature Center: Closed for the Fall/Winter Season.
  • The Zion Visitor Center will operate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • The Wilderness Desk & Museum will operate between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel operations will be between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Tunnel will also close to over-sized vehicle escorts an hour earlier (6 p.m.).
  • Ranger-led talks, normally held at 5:25 p.m., will be moved up an hour and begin at 4:25 p.m. Both Ranger Evening Programs will now be held at 8:30 p.m.

Shuttle Services within Zion National Park will run the same until late November. Shuttle services run from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and arrive at every stop in Zion Canyon, as well as various spots in Springdale, every 10-15 minutes.

Additional Closures and Restrictions

With Fall and Winter closures just beginning at  Zion National Park, it is important to keep the following dates and information in mind when planning your fall or winter outing to Zion.

Shuttle Services

While shuttle services remain operational, services will stop in late November. During this time, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive will be closed to all private vehicles. The shuttle will begin to resume services in early March of 2018.

Weather Conditions & Restrictions

Staying informed of current weather conditions and restrictions will help you plan a safe trip to see the changing colors of Zion Canyon as well as the transformation of the canyon as it is wrapped in a blanket of snow.  Trail closures as well as road closures are most common during the season changes.

For updates on additional closures, current trail conditions and road closures, please check the National Park Service’s website.



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