Zion National Park Visitor Center

Hours, fees and other useful info

Zion National Park is open year-round.

The park has two visitor centers that are open throughout the year. Visitors are encouraged to stop and learn how to visit the park with minimum impact to the fragile desert environment. At the visitor centers you will find maps, brochures, and books available to help you enjoy your visit.

Zion Canyon Visitor Center

Located just inside the South Entrance of the park near Springdale.

This visitor center information desk is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Located 0.5 miles north of the South Entrance, the Museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. It is closed November through February. Permanent and temporary exhibits display the history of Zion National Park. A 22-minute video plays every half hour to allow visitors to get a quick overview of the park.

Kolob Canyon Visitor Center

Located off exit 40, Interstate 15 at the West Entrance of the park. To contact the visitor center call (435) 772-3256.

This visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Junior Ranger Station is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except during the winter.

Fees and Permits

  • America the Beautiful - National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass: $80 for an annual pass. This is the best deal for people intending to visit multiple parks within a year's time. You can also buy it online.
  • Private Vehicles/RVs: $35 per vehicle for a seven-day pass

Motorcycle: $30 per motorcycle for a seven-day pass, not to exceed $25 per family.

Hikers/bicyclists/pedestrians: $20 per person for a seven-day pass. Youth 15 and under are admitted free.

Tunnel Escort

Most buses, RVs, trailers, and dual wheeled trucks require an escort to travel through the Zion-Mt Carmel Tunnel. There is a $15.00 fee per vehicle in addition to the entrance fee. Visitors should pay this fee at park entrance before proceeding to the tunnel. The escort is required for all vehicles and trailers 7-feet-10-inches (2.4 meters) in width and/or 11-feet-4-inches (3.4 meters) in height or larger. Fee is good for two trips through the tunnel for the same vehicle within seven-day period.

Backcountry Permits

Permits are required for all overnight stays in the backcountry and all through hikes of the Virgin River and tributaries, the Left Fork of North Creek (the Subway), Kolob Creek and all canyons requiring the use of descending gear or ropes. Permits are issued at both visitor centers the day before or the day of your hike.

  • $15: 1-2 people
  • $20: 3-7 people
  • $25: 8-12 people

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