FAQs about Utah National Park Vacations

How often do rock falls occur in the park & does anyone ever get hurt? Can I camp in the park? What about swimming in the canyons?

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Can I Bring My Pet to Zion National Park?

Leashed dogs are not allowed on any trails or wilderness areas, except the Pa’rus Trail. Access the trail from Canyon Junction or the visitors center. Read More...

Rock formation at Zion National Park

Do I Need to Worry About Falling Rock in Zion National Park?

Rockfalls are very common in Zion National Park but no visitor has ever been killed by one in the history of the park. Read More...

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Getting Around Zion Park

How to get around Zion National Park by specific modes of transportation, including what is permitted and what is prohibited. Read More...

Ranger Victoria Allen greats visitors at the Arches Visitor Center. Photo by NPS Andrew Kuhn

How Much Do Utah National Parks Cost?

A trip to Utah isn’t complete without a visit to one of its many national park and wilderness areas, so pack a little extra money to cover entrance fees. Read More...

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Shuttle Buses in Zion National Park

Information and tips on how to best utilize Zion’s free shuttle system. Watch the video. Read More...

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Snake Bites and Scorpion Stings

Prevention of bites and stings is fairly straightforward — know where you’re sticking your hand or foot, and what might be hiding in a hole or sunning itself on a ledge. Read More...

A hiker rests after reaching Observation Point in Zion National Park.

What Should I Do If I Have Altitude Sickness?

With elevations ranging from 3,000 to 9,000 feet in Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks, altitude sickness is a very real possibility. Here’s what to do. Read More...

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What to Pack for Utah National Park Vacations

How do you pack for your desert climate that includes river hiking and rafting? Here are the top 15 items to put in your backpack. Read More...

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Where are Services near Zion National Park?

Where can I get my vehicle fixed? Where are the closest medical clinics/hospitals to Zion National Park? And other services surrounding Zion National Park. Read More...

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Where are Utah’s National Parks?

Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Arches national parks are in the southern part of Utah and close to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Read More...

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Will You Fit Through the Mt. Carmel Tunnel in Zion National Park?

A 1.1 mile-long tunnel is credited with converting Zion National Park from an isolated and rarely visited park, to one of the most popular National Parks Read More...