Zion National Park Fees and Passes

Zion Park Fees

Free Day - In recognition of Public Lands Day, entrance fees are waived at various times each year.


zion National Park CanyoneeringZion Park Fees
Private Vehicle $30 for 7 days
Motorcycle $25 for 7 days
Pedestrian/Bike $15 for 7days
Annual Pass $50
Oversized Vehicle
Fee 2 x in 7days
Backcountry Permit $15 for 2 people
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Typical dates for free entrance
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
President's Day Weekend
National Park Week
National Park Service Birthday
National Public Lands Day
Veterans Day


$80 Annual Pass to all NationZion Book: Favorite Hikes in and around Zion National Parkal Parks

The America the Beautiful pass is good for entry to federal recreation sites for one year from the date of purchase. If you are 62 or older or receive disability benefits, you may be
eligible for the Senior or Access pass.

Zion National Park Map Zion National Park Map Coral Pink Sand Dunes Map Zion National Park Lodging Cedar Breaks and Dixie National Forest Map Bryce Canyon and Red Canyon Map Grand Staircase-Escalante Map Fifteen-Mile Scenic Drive - During your Utah vacation to the Southwest, take the time to tour the many scenic byways throughout southern Utah or simply enjoy the stunning fifteen-mile drive through Zion National Park. This incredible highway is open year-round, twenty-four hours a day. An autumn drive in Zion Country reveals a wonderful display of fall foliage as leaves transition from green to bright red and shades of yellow, starting at the higher elevations of the park such as Zion's east side and Kolob sections and ending in Zion Canyon.

Adventure in Zion National Park - In the Zion National Park area, adventure is truly unlimited; backpack, climb, fish, hike, horseback ride, enjoy photography, camp, become a Junior Ranger, grab a game of golf in Mt. Carmel Jct. where green fees are only $9 or just relax amidst the beauty of southern Utah and northern Arizona.


Directions to Zion National Park

From the North: Travel I-15 south, past Beaver. exit on Hwy 20. Follow US-89 to Mount Carmel Junction. Take SR-9 to Zion's east entrance.
From Arizona: Travel US-89A through Fredonia, Arizona and Kanab Utah. Follow US-89 to Mount Carmel Junction. Take SR-9 to the east park entrance.
From the South: Travel I-15 north. Take exit 16 and travel through Hurricane to LaVerkin. Continue on SR-9 to the south entrance of the park. SR-9 through Zion National Park is always open and is also called the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. See restrictions for RV's

Zion National Park Maps
Zion Park Fees: Randi Poer, active canyoneer, in Pine Creek

Zion Photo: Randi Poer in Zion's Pine Creek Canyon near Canyon Overlook


Lodging Zion National Park
Lodging Zion National ParkLodging and services are available on the gorgeous east side of Zion National Park, where guests are close to Zion National Park (12 miles), Bryce Canyon National Park (60 miles), Cedar Breaks National Monument (45 miles), Coral Pink Sand Dunes (12 miles), and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (85 miles). It's where city traffic is absent and the skies are bright and clean.


Tunnel Restrictions - Commercial Tours are $35 to $190 for 7 days. The commercial fee is based on vehicle capacity and varies from a car to a full size bus. Oversized vehicles must pay an escort fee.

Tunnel Escort - An additional $15 fee is required for anything 7'10" wide and/or 11'4" tall or larger. The fee is good for two trips through the tunnel within 7 days. Escorts are stationed at both sides of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. During the winter escorts are arranged at the entrance stations to the park. Call for more information: 1.435.772.3256 if you are driving an oversized vehicle and plan to travel through the tunnel before 8 am or after 8 pm. From early April through late October, escorts are stationed at the tunnel from 8 am to 8 pm daily.

Visit the Southwest - Zion National Park and Grand Canyon National Park are only two of the Southwest's great treasures, although they are considered to be the most noteworthy gems among the jewels. The National Parks and National Monuments of southern Utah and northern Arizona make up our suggested Vacation Itinerary. This group of natural wonders are so near each other that nothing else on earth can compare. Scenic byways connect the elite group of natural wonders that include: Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.


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Mileage from
Mt. Carmel Jct.

Zion National Park 12
Bryce Canyon 60
Grand Canyon 85
Cedar Breaks 45
Grand Staircase 9
Dixie Forest 22
Sand Dunes 11
Coyote Butte 57
Red Canyon 47
Tuweep 90

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