Zion National Park Summer Activities

If you love the outdoors, you’ll find lots of things to see, do, and photograph near Zion National Park! Enjoy activities like hiking, climbing, biking, photography and more!


Zion National Park is a stunning and popular Utah National Park with world famous unique landscapes. Zion is the most visited Utah National Park and is crowded in the summer months.  Zion Canyon will only be accessible by park shuttle.

It’s important to stay hydrated and use skin protection in Zion National Park because the weather will be very hot and dry!

Temperatures often exceed 100 degrees F.  Late summer will mean Monsoon weather and possible flash flooding.

Park rangers are a great source of information about the park. You can also find out what Zion Ranger-led Programs are available during the summer.

Summer Ranger-led Programs

There are four Zion National Park Scenic Drives to see and photograph the park.   - Zion Canyon - Mt. Carmel Scenic Byway - Kolob Terrace Scenic Drive - Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive

Summer Scenic Drive at Zion National Park

The Zion landscape is filled with amazing things to photograph like towering rock walls, intricate canyons, and the majestic Virgin River. Watch for pop-up waterfalls from late summer rains and photo spots where you'll catch the golden light on cliff walls.

Summer Photography at Zion National Park

Zion National Park is also beautiful at night with a vast and dark sky. The remote location and clear skie enable incredible night sky views including the Milky Way.

Summer Stargazing at Zion National Park

Hiking in Zion is one of the best ways to appreciate the park.  There are easy trails for families and casual hikers and strenuous trails for those who want more of a challenge.

Summer Hiking at Zion National Park

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