Zion National Park Scenic Drive is a 12.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Virgin, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
Short drive along the canyon floor. Open year around but can have closings or hazardous conditions in the off season from November through March, when the route is open to all vehicles. During the peak season it is accessible only by the Zion Canyon Shuttle service and guests of Zion Lodge. The narrow and deep canyon with its sheer walls is the highlight of the drive. Be prepared for hazardous driving conditions during and immediately following storms. Icy spots remain through the winter. Route 9, which traverses the park from east to west, is open year-round to private vehicles.
Both visits to Zion have been in May, so it has been the scenic shuttle for us...and a lot of wonderful walking and hiking. We did get to drive in and park at the Lodge on the first trip since we stayed there. Nothing like waking up and sitting on your cabin porch, staring up at the first light on the canyon walls before you start your amazing day!
Amazing beautiful drive going from Zion to Bryce Canyon. We saw sheep and tons of deer. You have to pay the $30 at both Zion and Bryce, but that is good for 7 days. Welll worth it!
Canyoneering at Lambs Knoll
Amazing scenery. The Narrows hike is a must!!
Easily one of my favorite parks, lots of people but not crowded
Return visit to the park. Hard to top anywhere. Just plan ahead. insanely busy so planning is necessary to maximize your visit.
Angels landing is amazing!
Even on the hottest day it was well worth it!!! Cannot wait to return and explore even more!
Angel's Landing is a life changing hiking experience! It was very challenging and exciting through to the end. I will definitely be back and cannot wait to brave this climb again.