How do people stay in Zion National Park?
Which is better Zion or Bryce?
Both of these Parks offer great outdoor activities for all ages. For canyoneering and rappelling, Zion beats Bryce. You'll find world-class hiking in either Park, but in Zion you can find yourself hiking through streams or on sandstone ledges, like Angels Landing – one of the scariest hikes in the world!
What is the best time to visit Zion National Park?
The best time of year to visit Zion and avoid the crowds is in the late fall, winter and early spring. While the weather may be chilly, and less facilities are open, the amount of visitors is exponentially less this time of year.
Welcome to Zion Lodge — the Only “In-Park” Lodging at Zion National Park — Now Open. Its massive sandstone walls, some as high as 3,800 feet, offer an opportunity for serenity and reflection for all who visit—and Zion Lodge offers the only in-park lodging inside this hiker's paradise.
While you can only drive through Zion Canyon in your own car a few months out of the year, you can always drive the Mount Carmel Highway. This 12-mile highway connects the south and east entrances of Zion National Park, and driving it is an experience in itself. Make sure to allow extra time for this drive.
Zion National Park charges $35 per vehicle and $20 per person. An annual pass costs $70 per visitor.
Here is what Day 1 of your 2 day Zion Itinerary could look like: