HOW TO GET TO ZION NATIONAL PARK:
By vehicle: You may access the park from Interstate 15 on the west and Highway 89 on the east.
By Air: Zion National Park is four hours from Salt Lake City, three hours from Las Vegas, and accessible from Phoenix and other regional communities. Visitors arriving by air can find flights through major airports in Las Vegas or Salt Lake City, as well as smaller airfields in Cedar City and St. George. Car rentals are available at these airports.
ZION NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCES:
Zion National Park is open year-round. There are three main access points:
East: The east entrance is accessed from US-89 at Mt. Carmel Junction. From this direction, you will travel through the 1.1-mile long Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel which leads to the Zion Canyon Scenic drive and the main canyon of Zion National Park.
Southwest: The south entrance of Zion National Park is accessed via the Utah town of Springdale. The Zion Canyon Visitor Center and Museum are located just inside the south entrance. The visitor center is open year-round from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open later during summer but closed only on Christmas Day). The museum is open March through October from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Northwest: The Kolob Canyon entrance is accessible from Interstate 15 and offers a small loop (in and out) to this section of the park. Located near the park’s northwest border, it is 18 miles from Cedar City, Utah (exit 40). The ten-mile Kolob Fingers scenic drive takes about thirty minutes to complete, depending on the time you take for walks and photography. There is a visitor center near the entrance, but no other facilities or camping options. This visitor center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day. Kolob Canyon Road may be closed, due to weather conditions, from November through mid-April.