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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  • The layout of Zion is more like that of Yosemite than of Bryce and Grand Canyon. The principal scenic route goes on the valley floor rather than on the rim. Access relies on free shuttle bus, most of ...  more »
  • Zion was one of the most incredible parks I have ever visited. The sheer rock face everywhere you looked was amazing. The drive itself was terrifying (if you were the driver) and so amazing if you wer...  more »
  • Even though this is not my first drive through this park, it still gave me the chills when I saw the majestic mountain views! The park rangers must get credit for keeping the park in tiptop shape. We'...  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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