Zion National Park South Entrance Ranger Station, Utah, USA
The Zion Canyon Visitor Center operates from 8am until 7pm in the summer, with shorter hours the rest of the year when the park is not as busy. The building is open for visitors every day except Christmas day. In the front of the center is a shady patio where rangers give outdoor talks.
Nearby are displays with maps and attractions, showcasing many of the adventures to do both inside the park and beyond its east gate. Rangers are available to answer questions about Zion and hand out backcountry permits, which are needed for all overnight hikes and technical slot canyons, within the park boundaries. Information about trail conditions, roads and weather forecasts are also available there.
Zion Book: Favorite Hikes in and around Zion National ParkThe center is near the south entrance on the main highway in the park, the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, which can be traveled without getting on the Zion Canyon Shuttle. Keep in mind that you do not have to get on the shuttle to enjoy the main scenic drive through the park or to access all of the park’s hiking trails.