Holiday In Zion National Park

Visitor Centers (ZION)

Zion has two visitor centers that are open every day of the year except Christmas. Zion Canyon Visitor Center, located near the park's south entrance on UT-9, is the primary destination for park information as well as the main hub for the free shuttle service. Standard operating hours are from 8am to 5pm, but are extended to 7:30pm during the busy summer season. A Backcountry Desk is located inside, where you can obtain backcountry information and permits. It's open from 7am to 7:30pm during the summer and 8 am to 4:30pm during the winter.

Kolob Canyons Visitor Center, located on Kolob Terrace Road, is a small facility with books and souvenirs for sale. It's staffed by a park ranger from 8am to 6pm during the summer and 8am to 4:30pm during the winter.

Zion Human History Museum is located just north of Zion Canyon Visitor Center on Zion – Mount Carmel Highway. It features alternating art exhibits, a short introductory film, and book and gift stores. It's open daily, early March through late November, from 9am to 7pm.

Zion offers guided and self-guided Junior Ranger Programs for children (ages 6 – 12). To participate in the self-guided program, simply purchase a Junior Ranger activity booklet from either of the park's visitor centers or Zion Human History Museum Complete the activities and return to a visitor center to be made an official Zion National Park Junior Ranger and receive an award. Guided programs are offered daily from Memorial Day weekend through late August. These family-oriented programs are free of charge. Participants are advised to bring water and wear close-toed shoes (i.e. no flip-flops or sandals).

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