Looking for Zion National Park vacation ideas? We’ve got a TON of information to share to help you plan your trip!
Use this Zion National Park travel guide to plan your vacation: what to pack, where to stay, best time to visit, and things to do on your trip.
Take a look at the Zion travel guides below detailing activities like hiking, photography, scenic drives, and more to help you plan an amazing vacation.
You’ll need to read about the shuttle system and parking at Zion. And be aware of weather and services depending on the time of year you visit.
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What to Pack for Zion National Park
DOWNLOAD: Zion National Park packing list for summer and winter!
- Hiking shoes – waterproof hiking shoes for winter
- Darn Tough hiking socks
- Water – carry a hydration pack or a refillable water bottle in your backpack
- Healthy food that’s portable and filling!
- Columbia fleece jacket – insulated coat in the winter
- Wicking, quick-drying clothing – base layers in the winter
- Lip balm with UV protection – summer and winter
- Sunscreen (even in the winter) and a sunhat
- Hand lotion
- UV sunglasses – summer and winter
- Travel hand sanitizer
- Flashlight or headlamp
- First aid kit
- Insect repellent
- Camera gear – DOWNLOAD the free checklist!
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
Use this list of travel guides to plan your Zion vacation:
- Zion National Park Shuttle
- Parking at Zion National Park
- Things to do at Zion National Park
- Zion National Park Activities
Best Time to Visit Zion National Park
While there isn’t a bad time to explore Zion, some seasons make visiting more enjoyable than others since most of your time will be outdoors.
- Zion National Park in the Spring
- Zion National Park in the Summer
- Zion National Park in the Fall
- Zion National Park in the Winter
Where to Stay Near Zion National Park
- Places to Stay at Zion National Park (lodges, campgrounds and more!)
- Camping in Zion National Park
- RV parks near Zion National Park
If you’re not staying in Zion, you definitely want to stay in Springdale which borders the entrance to the park. Here are a few of our favorite places to stay close to Zion:
- Holiday Inn Express – our favorite place to stay with an outdoor pool and amenities you’d find in a high end hotel
- Zion Lodge – we haven’t had a chance to stay here yet, but you can’t go wrong staying right IN the park!
- Under Canvas Zion – if you want to experience a less crowded part of Zion, this is the place! It’s in the Kolob section of the park.
- VRBO Rentals in Springdale – you’ll want to stay in Springdale so you’re close to the park entrance and can walk to shopping and restaurants.
Zion & Bryce Canyon AUDIO TOUR
“Download the app to your phone – no cell or wifi service needed. Based on your GPS location, the app takes you on a guided tour of the park and points out all the interesting features and stops. It’s like having a park ranger in the car with you.”