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. Find out how to plan Zion National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The formations and the scenery are breathtaking. Take your time and take these miracles of nature in!!!  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    go with time. Make many stops and enjoy every bit. For those who like motorcycling, is stopped when compulsory route 66. The inner road, has the sinuosity of the Serra do Rio do Rastro, with the advantage of having a single hand. Cost: 30 bucks ...
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  • October 1, 2017
    Might have taken me nearly 60 years but I made it to Zion! My husband and I decided to include this park during our recent road trip. Unfortunately, a few hours does not allow you to experience much o...  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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