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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, Zion National Park

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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive features dramatic vistas and an array of hiking trails. See enormous sandstone cliffs, meandering rivers, wildlife, and red and green vastness. Stop at the visitor center and view exhibits before taking the drive, and see the ranger presentations at the Zion Human History Museum. Be aware that the road is open year-round, but private vehicles are allowed only seasonally; organized shuttle buses run the route the rest of the year. You can also get maps and publications from the bookstore inside the visitor center. Put Zion Canyon Scenic Drive into our Zion National Park holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Zion National Park.
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  • The magnificence and beauty of nature are on full display in the Canyon. And the wonderful thing is that the National Park Service got it right - shuttle buses with short narratives at strategic spots...  more »
  • I love this place. The scenic drives are the icing on the cake for this amazing park. I suggest going in Fall or Spring due to crazy temps in the summer. Be safe and be prepared!  more »
  • We have done this ride both from east to west & west to east on different trips. Yes, the scenery is magnificent ( the mountains, picture pulloffs, the tunnel etc.) and must be done even on a tight sc...  more »

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Where to stay in Zion National Park

If you want to stay inside Zion National Park, you can choose from three campgrounds or the Zion Lodge, which includes motel rooms, cabins, suites, and a restaurant. Two of the campgrounds sit near the south entrance, while the third lies more isolated about a one-hour drive from Zion Canyon along the Kolob Terrace Road. The gateway town of Springdale just south of the park has a wide range of accommodations. Choose from cozy inns and bed and breakfasts, rustic riverside lodges, and clean and simple motels. If everything's full here, try the nearby towns of Virgin and Hurricane.
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