Zion National Park Sights

Zion Canyon's grandeur is best experienced on foot whenever possible, but there is something to be said for covering a lot of ground on wheels. Take the shuttle whenever possible. Driving is the only way to easily access Kolob Canyon, for example, and from November through March, driving your own vehicle is the only way to access the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

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Checkerboard Mesa

  • Geological Site

It's well worth stopping at the pull-out 1 mile west of Zion's east entrance to observe the distinctive waffle patterns on this huge...

Court of the Patriarchs

  • Geological Site

This trio of peaks bears the names of, from left to right, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Mount Moroni is the reddish peak on the far right...

Evening Programs

  • Tour–Sight

Held each evening in campground amphitheaters and at Zion Lodge, these ranger-led talks cover geology, biology, and history. You might...

Expert Talks

  • Tour–Sight

Informal lectures take place on the Zion Human History Museum patio. Past topics have included wildlife, geology, and the stories of...

Great White Throne

  • Geological Site

Dominating the Grotto picnic area near Zion Lodge, this massive Navajo sandstone peak juts 2,000 feet above the valley floor. The popular...

Junior Ranger Program

  • Tour–Sight

Educational activities aimed at younger visitors include the chance to earn a Junior Ranger badge. Kids do so by attending at least one...

Kolob Canyons Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

The beauty starts modestly at the junction with Interstate 15, but as you move along this 5-mile road the red walls of the Kolob finger...

Kolob Canyons Viewpoint

  • Restaurant–Sight

Take in a shaded meal with a view at this picnic site 100 yards down the Timber Creek Trail, 5 miles from Kolob Canyons Visitor Center.

Kolob Canyons Visitor Center

  • Information Center

Make this your first stop as you enter this remote section of the park. There are books and maps, a small gift shop, and clean restrooms...

Kolob Terrace Road

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

This 22-mile road begins 14 miles west of Springdale at Virgin and winds north to Kolob Reservoir. The drive meanders in and out of the...


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