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.
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.
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.
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.