List of Zion Shuttle Stops
A shuttle system is necessary for a place like Zion National Park considering the large number of yearly visitors, particularly during the peak summer months. It helps to alleviate traffic problems as well as offers a convenient way for tourists to visit certain locations in the park. The shuttle system operates April-October. Here is a list and brief description of all eight stops.
Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: Watchman Trail, Pa’rus Trail, South Campground, Watchman Campground. This is certainly the most visible of all the stops in the shuttle system as it’s located right at the Zion National Park Visitor Center. The stop is just north of the park entrance.
Zion Human History Museum
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: Bridge Mountain Arch (views), Altar of Sacrifice (views), and of course the Zion Human History Museum. This stop is located right off Route 9 at the museum. Lots of parking as well as restrooms. If the museum itself is the reason you stop here, know that between Dec-Feb it’s closed.
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: the end of Pa’rus Trail, river access. This is a minor stop that nonetheless offers gorgeous 360 degree views, as does pretty much any location in the park. Canyon Junction represents the spot where Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Route 9 intersect.
Court of the Patriarchs
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: Court of the Patriarchs (views), Sandbench Loop.
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: Emerald Pools Trailhead, Zion Lodge. The is one of the main stops in the shuttle system. During peak months, many people will be getting on and off here as the stop is located at Zion Lodge in addition to restrooms, a gift shop, and restaurants.
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: Kayenta Trail, West Rim Trail, Angel’s Landing. This is where you’ll get off if you want to scale the infamous Angel’s Landing, among others. Bathrooms, a water fountain, and picnic areas are located here.
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: Deertrap Mountain, Cable Mountain, Hidden Canyon, East Rim Trail, Observation Point, Weeping Rock. Lots of great trailheads located here in addition to a bathroom and river access.
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: Angel’s Landing (views), Great White Throne (views). River access and trails that lead to the next shuttle stop are featured here.
Temple of Sinawava
Notable trailheads/landmarks located at or near this stop: The Narrows, Riverside Walk. This is the last stop of the shuttle system. Drinking fountains and restrooms are available.
Remember that the following things are prohibited on the shuttle system: pets, any drink that isn’t water, smoking, and eating. Also remember that there’s a very good chance that you’ll be waiting in lines for your turn to board the shuttle system, particularly if you are visiting Zion May-August (especially then if you try and board the shuttle in the middle of the day). Try going early to beat at least some of the crowd.
There are of course a lot more trails and landmarks within Zion National Park that are not catered to by the park’s free shuttle system. However, chauffeured access to many of the other locations in Zion are available from adventure companies and outfitters in the city of Springdale. Some locations of note that are popular and can be accessed this way are the East Entrance Trailhead, Lee Pass, Lava Point, the Subway, and the top of the Narrows, in addition to others not mentioned here.
List of Zion Shuttle Stops
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