Shuttle tickets are good for a single day and on a per person basis. Tickets are available in 1-hour time windows from 6 am to 4 pm daily, for example 7 am to 8 am on Monday July 27. Ticket times are for shuttle departures from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. Once in Zion Canyon, visitors with tickets can hop on and off any shuttle. Visitors that do not possess a ticket may not board the shuttle, including shuttles exiting Zion Canyon.
Shuttle tickets are available on Recreation.gov, either online, through the mobile app or by calling 877-444-6777. There is a $1 USD nonrefundable fee per ticket. Tickets will be made available on June 30 for the month of July. Additional tickets are also available one day in advance starting at 9 am MDT. There are no same day sales at the park or through park offices, but tickets will be available on Recreation.gov until sold out or one hour before shuttle time. For more details on purchasing a ticket, visit the Recreation.gov Help Center.
Walking the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is discouraged; however, bicycles and walkers will be able to enter the canyon with no ticket, and other areas of the park will continue to be available without a ticket. Pedestrians and cyclists that have accessed the Scenic Drive by these means may not board a shuttle without at ticket. Guests at Zion Lodge and with Canyon Trail Rides will be able to drive to the lodge or designated parking area. A ticket is required for Zion Lodge or Canyon Trail Rides guests to ride the shuttle.
Tickets do not guarantee parking will be available at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, especially for the boarding times later in the day. Paid parking options are available in Springdale, UT. Please plan accordingly and allow time to walk from your parking spot to the Visitor Center shuttle stop. Park only in designated spaces in Zion National Park and Springdale.
Zion National Park will resume collecting entrance fees July 1, 2020. Please be advised at this time we will only be accepting credit cards. A chip reader will be available at the fee station for this transaction.
Using the Shuttle Ticket
Follow the signs for the Zion Canyon Line at the Visitor Center. Once at the shuttle loading area, look for signs showing where ticket hour lines form. Park staff will help direct visitors to the appropriate line. Tickets, either print or digital copy, must be presented when boarding the shuttle. At the Visitor Center shuttle stop, the ticket purchaser must be present with photo ID for anyone using the ticket to board the shuttle. Visitors arriving more than 1 hour before their ticket window are asked to avoid waiting in in the shuttle loading area at the Visitor Center.
Keep your ticket with you as you will also need it to board the shuttle in Zion Canyon.
The following stops are open this summer and fall: Zion Canyon Visitor Center, Court of the Patriarchs, Zion Lodge, Grotto, Big Bend and Temple of Sinawava. The shuttle bus schedule can be found on the park’s website and at park shuttle stops.
Two shuttle routes will run simultaneously. The Visitor Center route will begin and end at the Visitor Center, moving visitors to and from the Scenic Drive. The Circulator route will move visitors between Shuttle Stop 4 (Court of the Patriarchs) and Shuttle Stop 9 (Temple of Sinawava) within Zion Canyon. Shuttle stops will be marked.
Shuttles start at 6 am from the Visitor Center. The last shuttle leaves the Temple of Sinawava stop at 8:15 pm, arriving at the Visitor Center at 8:48 pm. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL 8:15 PM TO BOARD THE FINAL SHUTTLE LEAVING THE TEMPLE OF SINAWAVA! Others may have the same idea and there is limited space on the shuttle.
Beyond Zion Canyon
There are many beautiful and interesting places in southern Utah near Zion. Within Zion National Park there are many trails and viewpoints not located on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Visit the park website, www.nps.gov/zion, for more information about the park and recreational activities. Nearby public lands are also open for visitors. Visit any of these websites for more information about recreational activities in southern Utah.