Planning Guide for a Trip to Zion National Park in August

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We share what to expect in August: weather, what to pack, where to stay and all the things to see, do and photograph.

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Does the Shuttle Run in August?

Yes. The Zion National Park shuttle runs every day in August – check the shuttle schedule for the most updated information.

August is monsoon season and it rains an average of 15 days during the month so be prepared.

Weather at Zion in August

No. Zion Canyon is closed to all personal vehicles in August. You’ll need to use the Zion National Park shuttle that runs a full schedule every day.

Can you drive through Zion National Park in August?

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway from Zion Canyon to the East Entrance runs through the park so you’ll need to pay the fee for this one, but it’s worth it!

Scenic Drives at Zion National Park

Zion National Park Hikes

August is summer monsoon season which may affect some Zion National Park hikes, especially The Narrows and The Subway since they are considered slot canyons.

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