Visiting Zion National Park in June

Located in southwestern Utah, Zion is one of the most popular national parks in the United States and attracts millions of visitors each year.

Here’s what to expect when you visit Zion National Park in June: weather, what to pack, where to stay, and all the things to see, do and photograph!

Use this Zion National Park travel guide to plan your trip: hiking, camping, biking, and horseback riding, and scenic drives. Zion National Park truly has something for everyone!

Zion National Park in June

Whether you’re looking for an adventure or just want to relax and take in the beauty of nature, a visit to Zion National Park in June is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Check out these Zion itineraries to help you plan your vacation for the number of days you’ll be in the park:

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A Photo Tour of Zion National Park

Take a visual tour through Zion National Park to see the stunning landscapes you’ll see when you visit!

Visiting Zion National Park in June

Zion National Park is open all year long, and it’s open every day in June. Zion is the most-visited Utah National Park to explore and photograph the colorful cliffs and canyons there. June is one of the busiest times of year so expect crowds.

Does the Shuttle Run in June?

Yes, the shuttle runs every day and that’s the only way to access Zion Canyon in June. **Be sure to check the Zion shuttle schedule for exact times.

There might be limited parking at Zion National Park in the town of Springdale so plan to start your day early to get a parking spot in town and a spot on the shuttle.

Can You Drive Through Zion National Park in June?

In June you can’t drive your car through Zion Canyon. The shuttles run a full schedule every day. You can drive your car on the other three Zion National Park scenic drives: Highway 9, Kolob Terrace Road and Kolob Canyon.

Weather at Zion in June

The Zion National Park weather in June isn’t too bad to start off the summer months. You’ll find highs around 95 and lows around 63 degrees Fahrenheit.

What Services Are Available in June?

Zion National Park is open all year long, every day of the year. Check the website for the most current Zion National Park facilities hours:

  • Zion Canyon Visitor Center
  • Park Store
  • Zion Canyon Wilderness Desk
  • Zion Human History Museum
  • Zion Nature Center
  • Kolob Canyons Visitor Center

In June you’ll need reservations for camping in Zion National Park, which can be made up to six months in advance.

Is June a Good Time to Visit Zion?

A trip to Zion in June is awesome as long as you’re prepared for crowds. The weather and temperatures are perfect this time of year!

Check out our guide for finding the best time to visit Zion National Park. Each season and month of the year will have different activities and services available.

Things to Do at Zion National Park in June

Here’s a list of Zion National Park activities to explore this amazing park during the month of June!

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Zion Scenic Drives in June

In June the only way to access Zion Canyon is using the shuttle. The other three Zion National Park scenic drives are open to vehicles, and we highly recommend them all!

The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway from Zion Canyon to the East Entrance includes a 1.1 mile long tunnel and breathtaking scenery! Use the pullouts to stop and take photos, take a hike, and look for big horn sheep!

To avoid the crowds, explore the lesser-known Kolob Terrace road west of Springdale near the town of Virgin. And about 40 miles north of Zion Canyon is the Kolob Canyons area of the park. It’s a bit out of the way, but provides a whole different view of Zion.

We recommend the Zion & Bryce Canyon GuideAlong App to hear fun behind-the scenes stories and local tips that play automatically as you drive, based on your GPS location.

Slot Canyons at Zion
Slot Canyons along Highway 9

Zion Hiking in June

By June all the Zion National Park hikes should be open, even The Narrows and The Subway. But depending on spring runoff and water levels, they could still be closed in early June.

Keep in mind that trails may close due to falling rocks, rockslides and other unsafe conditions so check with the visitor’s center for the most current trail conditions before setting out on any hike.

Here’s a list of Zion hikes without the shuttle if you don’t want to fight the crowds!

And we often get asked for a list of easy Zion National Park hikes that range from 0.4 miles to 3.5 miles with no more than 100 feet elevation gain. There are even some that are wheelchair accessible!

Angels Landing permithikers going to Angels Landing will need a permit. The National Park Service (NPS) will issue permits using online lotteries at

Subway hike at Zion
Subway canyoneering hike at Zion

Zion Canyoneering in June

You can’t beat the Zion canyoneering adventures you’ll find here. Canyoneering involves route finding, rappelling, hiking, and swimming so it’s much more than just hiking!

The Subway and The Narrows are two famous trails at Zion that require technical canyoneering skill are from the top-down. Both hikes require a permit, and all overnight trips in these areas also require a permit.

If you’re new to this outdoor activity, try a Zion National Park canyoneering tour!

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Biking near Zion

Zion Biking in June

One of the FUN ways to access Zion Canyon is by bike, especially in June when the weather is perfect!

Biking at Zion is a fun way to get around the park, especially during high visitation months like June. You can rent bicycles in Springdale. Be aware of the rules for riding your bike at Zion:

  • Bicycling is permitted on the park roadways and the Pa’rus Trail. The areas closed to bikes: all other park trails, off-trail routes, and the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel. 
  • Bikes must be ridden single file on the right side of the park roads and Pa’rus Trail. Due to the narrow park roads, there is a limit of 6 bicycles or less for every cycling group.
  • Wear your helmet.
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Sunrise behind the Zion Museum

Zion Photography in June

Here are a few tips for Zion National Park photography. When taking pictures at sunrise and sunset, you’re looking for the reflected light on the rock structures, and not the sun rising or setting.

If you’re looking for the best photo spots for sunrise at Zion National Park we recommend behind the Zion Museum and at the end of the Canyon Overlook Trail. For sunset, we hike along the Pa’rus Trail to capture the reflected glow of light on the Watchman in the Virgin River.

Here are some more Zion National Park photo spots:

  • Three Patriarchs (shuttle stop): early morning
  • Riverside Walk (shuttle stop): early morning
  • Highway 9 landscape and bighorn sheep: early morning and evening
  • Checkerboard Mesa: early morning and evening
  • Kolob Terrace: sunset

Check out our Zion National Park Photography Guide with a list of best photo spots and tips for taking pictures at this stunning park!

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Light trails at Zion at night

Zion Stargazing in June

We HIGHLY recommend you take one evening to LOOK UP when you’re at Zion. The night sky full of stars is something you have to see to believe! If you’re lucky to be there when there’s no moon in the sky, you might even see the Milky Way!

When stargazing at Zion, be sure to carry a flashlight or wear a headlamp with a red light. You don’t want to shine a white light into someone’s eyes!

If you’ll be out in the park at night, don’t stop or stand in the roadway. Always use pullouts and parking lots. This is a good safety tip in daylight or at night!

Zion Guided Tours in June

Whether you’re looking for a half-day or full-day excursion, there are plenty of Zion National Park tours available in June to fit your needs: guided hikes, canyoneering, photography, and off-road experiences!

RV driving through Zion National Park
RV driving through Zion National Park

Zion Camping in June

Camping in Zion National Park offers amazing landscape views you can’t find anywhere else! There are three campgrounds at Zion National Park: the Watchman Campground, the South Campground, and the Lava Point Campground.

In June there are two campsites open in Zion Canyon (Watchman and South):

  • Drive-up sites and allow a maximum of two vehicles.
  • Only one RV or trailer is allowed.
  • Any RV including motorhomes, cabover campers and camper vans, or any trailer including 5th wheels, pop-up campers, and cargo or boat trailers are vehicles and count toward the limit.
  • Each campsite allows a maximum of six people and two tents; plan accordingly.
  • Hammocks are allowed but are limited to the footprint of the campsite.

The Lava Point Campground is the right location if you want to get away from the crowds and enjoy the Zion Wilderness area in the Kolob Terrace area. It’s usually open May through September, depending on weather. Its high elevation is 7890 feet above sea level!

If you can’t find a camp site in the park, there are a variety of RV parks near Zion National Park.

You might also enjoy the fun options for glamping Near Zion National Park in luxury tents, covered wagons, and tipis!


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Things To Do Near Zion in June

You’ll find a ton of other places to visit in Utah that are near Zion National Park to add to your June vacation:

Packing List for Zion in June

Be sure to use a Zion National Park Packing List so you have the right clothing and gear to enjoy all the outdoor activities for your June vacation! Grab your free printable packing list by clicking the image below!

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