Zion Canyon is the main destination for most visitors to Zion National Park. Private vehicles are not allowed to drive into Zion Canyon during the busy season (April - October). A convenient shuttle bus loops through the canyon, stopping at all popular attractions. Read more...
Observation Point in Zion National Park
Observation Point is one of the highlights of Zion National Park, but it’s reserved for those who can handle the 2,000-foot elevation gain. Be sure to shout, “Nice try!” at the people below you who thought they were cool for summiting Angels Landing.
Zion Canyon Main Attractions
- The Narrows
- Temple of Sinawava - Riverside Walk
- Weeping Rock
- Angels Landing
- Great White Throne
- Zion Lodge
- Emerald Pools
- Court of the Patriarchs
- Zion Museum
- Zion Entrance - Visitor Center
Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Begin your Zion Canyon experience here. Get maps and permits for exploring the canyon. Rangers are here to assist you and answer questions. Two main campgrounds are here along with restaurants, gift shops and other attractions. The Watchman trailhead is located here. The Watchman towers, stand some 2500 ft/1995m above the canyon floor keeping watch over and protecting the canyon.
Stop at the Zion Museum where you can learn of the creation of Zion Canyon. Millions of years of erosion left these magnificent Navajo sandstone towers and cliffs. Zion Canyon is one of the steps in the Grand Staircase that begins at the Grand Canyon and ends at Bryce Canyon.
Court of the Patriarchs
A short hike takes you to the base of three sandstone monoliths named after the ancient old testament patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You can access the Sand Bench Trail which takes you along the Virgin River to Zion Lodge.
Zion Lodge- Emerald Pools Trailhead
Stay at Zion Lodge which is right in the heart of Zion Canyon. Food services and gift shops are also available. The trailhead to the three Emerald Pools begins here. See the reflection of surrounding cliffs as you look across these crystal clear pools.
Zion Map & DirectionsDirections
TRAVEL BUREAU INFORMATION
ST. GEORGE TOURISM OFFICE
1835 Convention Center Drive
St. George, UT 84790
KANE COUNTY OFFICE OF TOURISM
78 South 100 East
Kanab, UT 84741
CEDAR CITY-BRIAN HEAD TOURISM BUREAU
581 N. Main
Cedar City, UT 84721
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