FAQs

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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Zion National Park Local Services

Where can I get my vehicle fixed? Where are the closest medical clinics/hospitals to Zion National Park? Where is the closest gas station to Zion National Park? Where can I go to get something to eat? Where is the closest grocery store? Are there internet services available? Where can I take a shower? Read More...

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Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway/Tunnel

When was the road built? Do I have to pay the $25 dollar entrance fee if I’m “just passing through” Zion National Park on the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway?
Why do I have to pay a tunnel escort fee? Will I be following an “escort vehicle” through the tunnel? How long is the tunnel? Read More...

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Zion’s Hiking Trails Information

What trails are wheelchair accessible? Are bicycles allowed on the trails? Are pets allowed on any trails? Are guide dogs allowed on the trails, in the buildings, or in the backcountry? How many people have fallen off Angels Landing? Read More...

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Zion Canyon General Information

Can I drive my private vehicle into Zion Canyon? Can I bicycle into Zion Canyon? Can commercial buses enter Zion Canyon? Are food services available in Zion Canyon? Is there any camping in Zion Canyon? Where can I go swimming in the canyon? How often do rock falls occur in the park & does anyone ever get hurt? Read More...

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What Safety Concerns Should I Have When Visiting Utah Park?

The heaviest items in your pack should be food and water. The heat, as well as the steep trails this area offers, will sap your energy, and you need to stay well hydrated and well fed. Salty snacks and water or sports drinks should be consumed on any hike lasting longer than 30 minutes. (Remember this mantra: No food = No fuel = No fun.) Read More...

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What Should I Do If I Have Altitude Sickness?

Altitude sickness isn’t so much a simple function of altitude, says Tod Schimelpfenig, the Curriculum Director of Wilderness Medicine Institute in Lander, WY. It is more a function of a rapid change from lower to higher altitude — the quicker and the greater altitude gain in the transition, the worse the symptoms. Read More...

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Can You Drown in a Desert?

In such a dry climate as Zion National Park, drowning is not the most obvious way a visitor might die, but it happens. Flash floods are no joke. A thunderstorm can dump an astonishing amount of water in just minutes, and it all has to go somewhere. If the rain falls on rock, then little is absorbed by dirt, and the rest runs swiftly downstream. Park officials say that flash floods can occur at any time, but are more common in mid-summer and early fall. Read More...

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How Can I Avoid Heat Stress?

Visitors don’t always understand the need to avoid the heat of the day, which is why dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and hyponatremia (low sodium blood level) can put a damper on activities, or even send visitors to the hospital. Take a mid-day break to avoid the heat of the day and save yourself from heat exhaustion, heat stroke and other medical problems. Read More...

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Permits for Zion Groups, Workshops, Events, Filming and Tours

Permits are required for overnight trips in the backcountry (including climbing/bivouacs), through hikes of the Virgin River tributaries, and canyons requiring the use of desending gear or ropes (including the Subway). Permits are available the day before or the day of the trip. Permits are available at the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyons Visitor Centers. Read More...

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Zion Park Fees

Here is a list of detailed information regarding Zion’s pricing range and duration of entrance areas, types of vehicle and tunnel escorts. Read More...