Zion National Park Transportation

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    Summer shuttle, winter driving

    by kazander Written Apr 9, 2007

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    To get around the main "Canyon" section of the park in the summertime, you will have to take the Zion Shuttle service. It runs from Springdale to the Visitors Center then along the scenic drive stopping at many points along the way. The shuttle starts making trips at 5:45am. It goes all day with it's last bus leaving the temple of Sinawava at 11pm. At peak times, the shuttle runs every 6 minutes.
    Out of season you can drive your own vehicle throughout the park. (we found this convenient as we had a lot of photo equipment)
    The "season" starts in April and ends in October.

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    Shuttle bus

    by lazyman_1 Written Jul 12, 2006

    Free with your admission to the park, this is the only way to get around Zion. Too many cars in the park were causing problems for visitors so with the introduction of the shuttle bus, all personal vehicles are restricted from driving on the roads inside the park. The bus will take you to the trailheads of most of the attractions the park has to offer and they run quite regularly. The bus ride leaves from the visitors center and takes approximately 90 mintues to complete the loop back to the beggining.

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    shuttles

    by blueskyjohn Written Jul 11, 2006

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    Shuttles are an inexpensive way to get to and from Zion if you are patient and have plenty of time. There are many shuttle services that operate from Las Vegas to St. George, Utah. The cost is around $40.00 - $50.00. Once in St. George you can take a taxi or another bus to Springdale. Shuttles operate from Springdale into the park every half hour or less. I never thought I would see the day where you can get to Zion and never rent a car!

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    Las Vegas to Zion

    by blueskyjohn Updated Jul 11, 2006

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    The easiest way to get to Zion National Park is to fly into Las Vegas, rent a car and drive the three hours to Zion. Airfare and car rental fees are usually reasonable. Look for the deals to draw in gamblers to Las Vegas. These are the best deals.

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    shuttle in Zion

    by willemgoesusa Written Apr 23, 2006
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    When you will visit Zion National park , then you can travel with your car/rv inside the park.

    But when you will inside the park, then you can take an free shuttle, and go inside the park, where you can walking.

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    shuttle in Zion

    by willemgoesusa Written Apr 23, 2006
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    When you will visit Zion National park , then you can travel with your car/rv inside the park.

    But when you will inside the park, then you can take an free shuttle, and go inside the park, where you can walking.

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    Getting Around...

    by Shihar Updated Jan 10, 2006

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    The free shuttle system runs from the beginning of April through late October along the six-mile scenic drive and provides access to all trail heads in that area. The only vehicles allowed on the drive are guests with reservations at the Lodge, tour buses with contracted services, and official and delivery vehicles. No vehicles are allowed to drive past the lodge when the shuttle is in operation. The Lodge provides a guided tram tour for groups only by reservation. During the winter months, however, private vehicles are allowed access to the scenic drive from November 1-March 23.

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    Cars and Shuttle Buses

    by mikehanneman Written Jul 29, 2005

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    Driving is fun at Zion.

    Be careful you don't get inot an accident because you are looking at thte great scenery!

    I like the tunnel - quite unusual.

    The roads are very narrow with little or no shoulder.

    During the summer months you will need to take the shuttle bus up through Zion. It is a nice way to see Zion and worry about driving.

    Mike

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    The Zion Shuttle

    by Andraf Updated Feb 22, 2005

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    From April through October, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible by shuttle bus only. You will need to park your car at the park entrance and then take the shuttle bus. The shuttles are clean-running propane buses which stop at 9 major locations in Zion Canyon. The system was created in an attempt to deal with the growing traffic. Before the shuttles were introduced the traffic was becoming worse and worse every year. In the summer there were frequent traffic jams and the noise and pollution from vehicle exhaust were unpleasant. Parking came in short supply. The shuttle system created a cleaner and quieter environment.

    The shuttles only run during the busiest months of the year. The rest of the year the canyon road can be traveled in your private vehicle. The Zion Mt. Carmel Hwy (Highway 9), the main road through Zion National Park can traveled in private vehicles year-round. The shuttle is free of charge (there is an entrace fee for the Zion National Park, but nothing additional for the shuttle).

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    Route 9 to the Grand Canyon North Rim

    by cruisingbug Written Jan 26, 2005
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    We drove up I-15 from Las Vegas en route to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. On the map, it looks like you can go either on Rt. 9 or Rts. 59&389 to continue on to GC, and Rt. 9 looks to be shorter.

    We were happy that we ended up taking Rt. 9 for the tremendous scenery in Zion National Park, but be aware that it costs $20 to enter the park, it's a LONG way to backtrack and there are no other roads except Rt. 9 that way. So you have to pay to enter to keep going. We ended up buying a $50 National Parks Annual Pass, since we figured we'd have to pay again at Grand Canyon (also $20 entrance fee) but we ended up not having to use it because we got to the park so late.

    On the way back, we took the 389 way and it was actually quicker.

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    shuttle

    by orke Written Nov 15, 2004

    at Zion np u cant drive to most of the park with ur car - u will have to park ur car outside of the park or at the visitor center and use the shuttle service which is really good

    u can drive to road 9 jct and then drive on hwy 9 and also if u r a guest at the zion lodge ull get a permit to drive there

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    Getting to Zion National Park

    by Easty Written Jun 26, 2004

    Zion National Park is about a 3 hour drive from Las Vegas, Nevada. There are 2 parts of Zion. The most popular spots in Zion are located along Utah Route 9. Route 9 is accesible from I-15 near Saint George. The park is about 45 miles to the east of I-15. The second part of Zion is the Kolob Canyons, which is off I-15. I personally did not visit this part of the park. There were some bus tours there as well. They were probably based out of Las Vegas or Southern California.

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    Zion Mt Carmel Highway

    by goingsolo Written Jun 20, 2004

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    The Zion Mt Carmel Highway is the most scenic route to get to the park. The highway starts to the east of the park and drops about 2,000 feet in elevation. The road passes checkerboard mesa, stops at the canyon overlook, where there's a short trail near pine creek and then passes through the 1 mile Zion Mt Carmel tunnel before winding down into the park. Its a very scenic drive and not too bad, even though it has some switchbacks and a few tight turns.

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    Zion Canyon Shuttle

    by girladventure Updated Jun 8, 2004

    The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is only accessible by shuttle bus and private vehicles are not allowed. Park at the visitor center located near the South entrance and take the Zion Shuttle Bus (runs every 6 minutes from 5:45am to 11pm on peak season - March-Oct).

    Riding the shuttle is included in the park's entrance fee. You also have the option of biking or hiking along the canyon's scenic drive.

    You may pass through the park on highway 9 and still see the beauty of Zion but you cannot drive up the main canyon to the major points of interest.

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    Kolob Canyons Road

    by goingsolo Written Jun 6, 2004

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    Located in the less visited northwest section of Zion, Kolob Canyons road is a short and scenic road with several viewpoints. Not only is this area far less crowded than the well known southern portion of Zion National Park, it offers more diverse scenery.

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