Zion National Park Help, Advice, FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions


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How do I use this website?

These sites are designed just for you, as a virtual vacation-planning guide. They connect you (the visitor) with lodging, attractions, and local outfitters for your destination. Below are a few tips on navigating our sites to get started.

  1. You should begin with a trip timeline and a list of must-see attractions. You’ll find attractions in the MUST SEE category.
  2. Explore the travel information according to the season you will be visiting. Look for all kinds of activities under SUMMER and WINTER categories.
  3. In the surrounding towns and gateway communities, you will find many lodging options. This is a great way to become oriented with the area, too. Ensure you explore all the possibilities. You’ll find all you might need in the LODGING section. Click on the name of a property that interests you and you’ll be directed to their website for pricing, availability, amenities and much, much more.

You can also click on the LIVE CHAT link to speak with a travel consultant at any time. You’ll find live help and plenty of great suggestions while planning your trip. When you prefer to browse through brochures and pamphlets, just contact the local chamber or visitors bureau (phone numbers below).

Contact Numbers:

What are some useful telephone numbers in Springdale?
Zion National Park: 435-772-3256
Zion Canyon Chamber of Commerce: 888-518-7070
Zion Canyon Visitors Bureau: 888-518-7070
Road Information: if in Utah dial 5-1-1, if outside Utah call 866-511-8824
Brian Head Ski Resort: 866-930-1010
Snow Report: 866-930-1010

Travel Tips:

Where is Springdale, Utah?
Springdale, Utah is in southern Utah, just outside the boundary of Zion National Park, on Highway 9 northeast of St. George.

What are the closest major cities and distances?
Las Vegas, Nevada is 158 miles southwest (a two-hour and 32 minute drive).
Salt Lake City, Utah is 306 miles north (driving time 4 hours and 29 minutes).
Phoenix, Arizona is located 392 miles south (6 hours and 23 minutes driving time).

Where are the closest airports and distances?
St. George Municipal Airport is the closest airport, approximately 42 miles away. The Cedar City Regional Airport is about 60 miles distant.

What is the average temperature?
Summers can get quite hot, with temperatures averaging 100°F for the high and the upper 60s for the low. Winters are mild with highs in the 50s and lows in the 20s.

Visiting Zion National Park:

How much does it cost to enter the park?
Weekly passes cost $25/vehicle or $12/motorcycle/cyclist/hiker.
Interagency Annual passes are available for $80.

When is the park open?
Zion National Park is open 365 days a year. The free park shuttle runs from April 1st to October 31st.

Where can I camp within the park?
There are two campgrounds (South and Watchman) located in Zion valley and one campground (Lava Point) located on the Kolob Terrace (about 1 hour from the main park entrance). South Campground is availble on a first-come, first serve basis. You can make reservations at the Watchman Campground by calling 877-444-6777. Lava Point Campground on Kolob Terrace has 6 primitive sites that are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

Facts & Tidbits:

What is the population of Springdale?
Residents in July 2008 numbered 579.

What is the elevation in Springdale?
The elevation in Springdale, Utah is 3,913 feet.

What makes the town so special?
This popular vacation destination provides great outdoor recreation, including mountain biking, tubing the rivers and much more. Springdale sits as a gateway to Zion National Park and boasts plenty of views right from town as well as art galleries and fine dining.

Fun Facts:
In 2008, Forbes Traveler called Springdale one of the 20 prettiest towns in the U.S.
Mormon pioneers named Zion Canyon in the 1860s, Zion being a Hebrew word that means “a place of peace and relaxation.”

Activities & Attractions:

What are some mountain stats at Brian Head Ski Resort?

  • Elevation:
    Summit - 10,920 feet
    Base - 9,600 feet
  • Ski Terrain: 650 acres (seven peaks and nine bowls)
  • Slope Difficulty: 40% beginner, 40% intermediate, 20% advanced
  • Average Annual Snowfall: 400 inches
  • Ski Season opens mid-November and closes mid-April.

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