Date: 07/12/2012 update info
Time: 6:00:00 AM - 11:00:00 PM
Event Cost: Free
Venue: Zion to Springdale in Zion National Park,UT
Contact: Zion National Park
In 1997 visitation was 2.4 million and increasing. The shuttle system was established to eliminate traffic and parking problems, protect vegetation, and restore tranquility to Zion Canyon. The Springdale Shuttle stops at six locations in Springdale. The Zion Canyon Shuttle stops at eight locations in the park. The transfer between loops is made at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. You may get on and off as often as you like. Riding the shuttle is free.
2012 Shuttle Season
In 2012 the Zion Shuttle System will begin operations in Zion Canyon and the town of Springdale on April 1 and will run through the end of October 2012.
How to use the shuttle
Avoid parking hassles. Parking is limited inside Zion. You may park in the town of Springdale and ride the town shuttle to the park. Look for the ''Shuttle Parking'' signs throughout town. If you are staying at a lodge or motel, simply leave your car there and ride the town shuttle to the park. The parking lot at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center commonly fills by mid-morning. Tune your radio to 1610 AM for additional information. Click here for a map of Shuttle Stops in Springdale
Take Your Time
Buses run frequently throughout the day, as often as every seven minutes. You do not need to rush to catch one. Take your time to plan your visit. Use the exhibits outdoors and the information inside at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to make the most of your time. Ranger presentations at the Zion Human History Museum are a great way to learn more about the park before you ride the shuttle up canyon. The bookstore has maps and publications that can augment your visit.
What To Bring
For a day trip on the shuttle, you should take:Water/Snacks-Walking Shoes/MapSunscreen/Hat/SunglassesCamera/BinocularsDress for the weather and bring everything you need for a day in the park.Be sure to bring your Interagency Pass or Park Entry Receipt for re-entry into the park.
Please No eating or smoking on the busBeverages other than water are not allowedPets are not allowed on the shuttle busesFree buses run from early morning to late evening as often as every seven minutes.
Buses are wheelchair accessible.Times and intervals change with the seasons. Current schedules are posted at each shuttle stop, the Visitor Centers, and in your park guide.
The average wait for a shuttle bus is fifteen minutes or less. The wait is usually shorter during peak hours. The summer shuttles run at thirty-minute intervals from 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
In November, an optional Zion Canyon Shuttle will operate each Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with expanded service during Thanksgiving weekend.