Zion Canyon Bed and Breakfast is located near the beautiful
main entrance to Zion National Park. When you stay with us youll
have spectacular views every morning and night. Your park fee gives
you seven days of access to Zion so you can take your time and explore
many parts of the Canyon on different days. Youll find that
Zion National Park is so diverse and magical that youll want
to stay as long as you can.
National Park, located in the southwest corner of Utah, is a
magnificent canyon of towering monoliths and red sandstone cliffs.
The park extends over 30 miles and covers 229 square miles. Zion
National Park received its name from early Mormon settlers, and
many of the formations in the park have names from the Bible. The
park was first established in 1909 as Mukuntuweap National Monument,
but in 1919 the monument received national park status and was renamed
Zion National Park. Zion National Park with its many canyons is
home to several different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, and
within Zion National Park is a spectacular cliff-and-canyon landscape
and wilderness full of the unexpected including Kolob Arch - the
world's largest arch - with a span that measures 310 feet. Zion
National Park is full of beautiful colors, scenery, and wildlife.
Wildlife such as mule deer, golden eagles, and mountain lions also
inhabit the Park. The sandstone which makes up most of the rock
in Zion National Park was formed by the compacting of sand about
150 million years ago. This occurred when cementing properties of
compounds such as calcium carbonate compacted the sand, which covered
the huge desert of the west.
were at that time formed into the present day Navajo Sandstone.
The next stage of creation occurred starting close to 4 million
years ago when streams running of the Colorado Plateau caused the
Virgin River to flood. As the river flowed through current area
of Zion National Park, it eroded the rock away taking boulders,
sand, and pebbles with it. Over time it formed, or rather carved
the canyons of Zion National Park that we see today.
National Park Entrance Fee Rates:
Single Person Entry into Zion National Park by foot, bicycle, or
motorcycle for 7 days.
Single Vehicle Entry Valid at Zion National Park for 7 days.
Golden Age Passport Lifetime pass, available to U.S. residents 62
years old and over, valid at all Federal fee areas.
Golden Eagle Passport Valid at all Federal entrance fee parks or
areas for 1 year from month of purchase.
Tour Vehicle Fees
Commercial tour fees are charged. Operators should contact the park
at (435) 772-3256 for specific information on rates. Commercial
tour operators fee is based on bus capacity and ranges from
$35 to $190
There are size restrictions on vehicles traveling through the 1.1-mile
(1.7 km) tunnel on the Zion National Park - Mt. Carmel Highway (SR9).
The tunnel height at its east entrance is 11 feet 4 inches (3.5
m). A $15 fee may be required for escort service for large vehicles
through the narrow tunnel. Parking of large vehicles is regulated
in various locations throughout the Park during the summer.
National Park Shuttle System
The Springdale Shuttle stops at six locations in Springdale. The Zion
Canyon Shuttle loop stops at eight locations in the park. Riding the
shuttle is free. The shuttle runs from March 21 through October.
Avoid parking hassles. Parking is limited inside Zion. One may park
in the town of Springdale and ride the town shuttle to the park.
Look for the ''Shuttle Parking'' signs throughout town. If you are
staying at a lodge or motel, simply leave your car there and ride
the town shuttle to the park. The parking lot at the Zion Canyon
Visitor Center commonly fills by mid morning. Tune your radio to
1610 AM for additional information.
Buses run frequently throughout the day, as often as every six minutes.
You do not need to rush to catch one. Take your time to plan your
visit. Use the exhibits outdoors and the information inside to make
the most of your time. Ranger presentations near the main shuttle
stop are a great way to learn more about the park before you ride
the shuttle. The bookstore has maps and publications that can augment
here for a map of the Zion National Park Shuttle Route!