Sunset at Zion National Park

When the shuttle is running in Zion National Park there will be limited access to Sunrise and Sunset photo spots in Zion Canyon by personal vehicle.

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Zion National Park is open to visitors twenty-four hours day, every day of the year.  You will want to check the website because some services and facilities do close or reduce hours during parts of the year.

Three Patriarchs at Sunset

The Three Patriarchs area is a terrific location for morning or late afternoon photography. There are quite a few ways to photograph this area. This is also a great location for waterfall and river photography.

Riverside Walk at Sunset

At the end of Riverside Walk Trail is the beginning of the popular The Narrows hike. Mornings and evenings provide soft, even light for photographing the canyon walls and the river.

Zion-Mount Carmel at Sunset

As you leave Zion Canyon and climb the switchbacks toward the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, the pull outs along the roadway provide an opportunity to enjoy and photograph amazing views of the majestic mountains.

Pa-rus Trail/The Watchman at Sunset

The Pa-rus Trail runs along the Virgin River and has great views of the majestic Watchman. In the late afternoon and sunset golden light rests on The Watchman and reflects on the Virgin River in the foreground.

Kolob Terrace Road at Sunset

Kolob Terrace Road is accessed near the town of Virgin, just west of Springdale. Trails along the road provide amazing sunset views of Zion and the surrounding area. 

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