December Vacation Ideas in Zion National Park

Planning a trip to Zion National Park in December is a fun time to visit if you’re ok with colder temperatures and possible snow.

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Does The Zion Shuttle Run in December?

Typically, Zion National Park shuttles are only operational in December the week between Christmas and New Years.

December Weather at Zion National Park

December is the coldest time of year at Zion with highs around 54 degrees and lows around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Zion National Park weather can be unpredictable.

Zion Scenic Drives in December

In early December you can access all four Zion National Park Scenic Drives. Zion Canyon will require shuttle access from Christmas through New Years.

December Hiking in Zion National Park

Zion National Park hikes in December are much cooler than in summer. Remember it’s still important to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen in the winter!

Zion Photography in December

If you are lucky enough to visit after it snows, the contrast of the white snow on the red rocks is stunning for Zion National Park photography!

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