We’ve created this gallery of 30 Zion National Park winter photos to inspire you to add this location to your bucket list!
Use this picture gallery and Zion National Park travel guide to know all the best things to see, do, and photograph at the park in the winter.
A trip to Zion National Park in the winter is the best because the crowds are gone. At times we feel like we have the park all to ourselves!
This guide provides all you need to know to plan a winter vacation: services available, weather, and more!
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Visiting Zion in the Winter
You’ll LOVE visiting Zion National Park in the winter when it’s the off-season. The park is definitely not as crowded as it is during the summer.
Zion National Park and the Visitor Center are open all year long, every day of the year. Check the website for the most current Zion facilities hours.
Winter camping in Zion National Park is limited to the Watchman Campground.
Zion Shuttle in the Winter
The Zion Canyon scenic drive is closed to private vehicles during the shuttle season. Typically, Zion National Park shuttles are running March through November, weekends in February, and the week between major holidays in December.
With winter being less crowded one of the benefits is that you can drive your car through Zion Canyon (except for the holidays at Christmas/New Year’s and President’s weekend in February).
All four Zion National Park scenic drives are open in the winter, but when a storm rolls through, they may close if conditions are bad so always check the park service website for updated road conditions.
The upper part of the Kolob Terrace Road, including Lava Point, closes in the winter. Kolob Canyons regularly closes during inclement weather. Driving conditions can be very poor during a storm, but roads are usually plowed quickly after.
Zion National Park Winter Weather
Located in Southern Utah, Zion National Park weather in the winter means cooler days and cold nights. Normally the park only receives up to 5 inches of snow a year.
- Zion National Park in December: high 48 | low 24 degrees F
- Zion National Park in January: high 50 | low 25 degrees F
- Zion National Park in February: high 49 | low 25 degrees F
With the right winter clothing, you will still be able to enjoy yourself even with the cooler weather.
Things to Do at Zion in the Winter
- Things to do at Zion National Park
- Zion National Park Hikes
- Zion National Park Scenic Drives
- Zion National Park Photography
30 Zion National Park Winter Photos
Here’s a gallery of our favorite 30 Zion winter pictures and some tips for visiting when it’s cold!
We’ve organized these Zion photo spots by location: Zion Canyon, Mt. Carmel Scenic Byway, and Kolob Terrace.
Zion Canyon Winter Photos
Mt Carmel Scenic Byway Photos
Pa’rus Trail Photos
Kolob Terrace Scenic Drive Photos
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Plan Your Vacation To Zion National Park
- Zion National Park Travel Guide
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- Best Time to Visit Zion National Park
- Things to do at Zion National Park
- Zion National Park Tours
Where to Stay Near Zion National Park
You definitely want to stay in Springdale which borders the entrance to Zion.
- Places to Stay at to Zion National Park
- Where to Stay Near Bryce Canyon and Zion
- Hotels near Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park
- 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.
- Vacation 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.
Resources for camping near Zion: