Take A Day Trip To Zion National Park From Las Vegas

  • 01 of 03

    The Scenery Around Zion National Park

    The Scenery Around Zion National Park is beyond belief and you will find yourself taking far too many pictures. The sandstone cliffs are impressive but the sedimentary structures of Zion National park are far more evident as you drive north along highway 9 beyond the tunnel. Brace yourself because your eyes will be amazed at the natural beauty.

    Zion National Park is only 168 miles from Las Vegas and you drive through a few canyons carved out by the Virgin River. Once you get to Zion National Park you can park your vehicle and enjoy the ride on the free shuttles provided by the National Park Service.

    Essentially, you get a free guided tour through the park and are driven to points of interest in the park as well as popular hiking trails and vistas.

    Tip: With so much to see it is a good idea to spend more than just an afternoon at this National Park. Small hotels and campgrounds are in abundance just outside the park entrance,.Check out the Ponderosa Ranch for a real cowboy experience and...MORE try some river rafting while you are in the area.  

    Zion National Park

    Location:
    Springdale, Utah 84767
    Phone: (435) 772-3256
    Need directions to Zion National Park

    Admission Cost for Zion National Park:
    Zion Canyon:
    Private Vehicles/RVs - $25 per vehicle-7 day pass

    Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motorcycle:
    $12 per person-7 day pass. (not to exceed $25 per family)

    Things to do in Zion National Park

    • hiking
    • biking
    • horseback riding
    • photography
    • camping
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  • 02 of 03

    Zion National Park Day Trip From Las Vegas

    ••• Zeke Quezada

    The views, the trails and the endless possibilities for outdoor fun at Zion National Park are why you choose this National Park over the Grand Canyon. If you are visiting from Las Vegas Zion is not only closer but offers a lot more options for food, lodging, and activities. From bike riding and river rafting to rock climbing and hiking, Zion National Park is where you should be planning your diversion away from the Las Vegas strip.

    Families will enjoy the shorter hikes to dazzling pools and small waterfalls as well as the wide open space of the valley floor. Head to the higher elevations for endless vistas and magnificent scenery. Southern Utah is far more picturesque than Arizona so consider that when considering your road trip from Las Vegas.

     

    Zion National Park

    Location:
    Springdale, Utah 84767
    Phone: (435) 772-3256
    Need directions to Zion National Park

    Admission Cost for Zion National Park:
    Zion Canyon:
    Private Vehicles/RVs - $25 per vehicle-7 day pass

    Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motorcycle:
    $12 per...MORE person-7 day pass. (not to exceed $25 per family)

     

    Things to do in Zion National Park

    • hiking
    • biking
    • horseback riding
    • photography
    • camping

    Need more details? See About.com’s guide to the Southwest, Elizabeth R. Rose’s guide to Zion National Park

     

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  • 03 of 03

    The Shuttle Bus in Zion National Park

    The free shuttle bus in Zion National Park is a convenient way to get around the Zion Valley and will help you get around without a need to worry about parking. It's free and runs throughout the valley at regular intervals.

    You can find bus stops throughout the park. Head to the visitors center upon entering the park and pick up a shuttle there. You will also be able to gather information on hiking and sightseeing in the park in one location.

    If you have a vehicle drive into the higher elevations for more hiking options as well as access to Bryce Canyon and Escalante Canyon.

    During the high season vehicles are restricted to certain parts of the park so your best bet for transportation is either by bicycle or on the free shuttles.

    Zion National Park

    Location:
    Springdale, Utah 84767
    Phone: (435) 772-3256
    Need directions to Zion National Park

    Admission Cost for Zion National Park:
    Zion Canyon:
    Private Vehicles/RVs - $25 per vehicle-7 day pass

    Pedestrian/Bicycle/Motorcycle:
    $12 per person-7 day pass....MORE (not to exceed $25 per family)

    Things to do in Zion National Park

    • hiking
    • biking
    • horseback riding
    • photography
    • camping