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National Parks

National Parks Surrounding St. George Utah

Some of the best scenery and recreation in the country can be found within minutes of downtown St. George. In addition to Zion National Park, there are four other National Parks that literally give Southern Utah “a handful” of spectacular, scenic playgrounds. The five parks are located in close proximity only one to three driving hours between each other. The area’s mild climate provides ideal conditions for year-round camping, hiking, and fishing. Water sports start early in the year and the season extends into late fall. October through May are the best times for hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and camping in these beautiful settings. Advance reservations are recommended.

 

In Area Parks You Can

• Hike miles of trails
• Camp
• 
Picnic
• Bicycle
• Explore lava tubes
• Enjoy water sports
• Romp in sand dunes
• Horseback ride
• Star gaze

 

Need help planning your outdoor activities?

Known for its towering mountains, majestic views and plethora of trails, Southern Utah is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground!  Colorful slot canyons beckon hikers to discover hidden treasures from ancient peoples.  Rugged terrains call hikers and mountain bikers to explore never ending trails.  Thrill seekers can zip line or take an ATV, and if you want a more sedate pace, explore in the comfort of jeep or ATV.  Southern Utah has several businesses to help you plan your adventure.  

Tour Operations

ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours 435-656-2887
Wildland Trekking 800-715-4453
Zion Country Off-Road Tours 801-616-1270

Motorcycle, ATV, Bicycle Rentals

ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours 435-656-2887
Bicycles Unlimited 435-673-4492
Zion Harley Davidson 435-673-5100
Red Rock Bicycle 435-674-3185

Zion National Park Area Information

Zion National Park

435-772-3256 | 800-869-6635
nps.gov/zion

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Zion National Park is one of the most scenic destinations in Southern Utah. A geological wonder of mysterious slot canyons, towering sandstone walls and hanging gardens, Zion will stun and inspire you!  The Great White Throne, Court of the Patriarchs, Temple of Sinawava and Weeping Rock are just a few of the sights to see.  Hiking is a must do – both leisurely and vigorously.  From Emerald Pools to Angels Landing – there is something for everyone.

To accommodate your visit, there are comfortable hotels and excellent restaurants in Springdale – at Zion’s doorstep.  Dubbed as Utah’s Creative Capitol, there are an array of galleries, souvenir and art offerings.  You will find the dining to be equally as creative – with top chefs offering high end dining, fun coffee hubs and local favorite chocolate shops! 

When can I visit the park?

Being one of the National Park Service’s most popular, Zion is very busy during the summer season.  The early spring and late fall are ideal times to visit and have very nice temperatures.  If you are lucky, you may be able to see a light dusting of snow on the tips of the majestic monoliths.    With very mild winters, the park is open all year.  For your convenience, the Springdale and Zion shuttles in the upper scenic loop operate from late March through early November.  There is a park entry fee.