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Zion National Park to resume bus operations

Zion National Park
Posted at 6:41 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 20:41:24-04

SPRINGDALE, Utah — The National Park Service has announced that shuttle service to Zion National Park will resume on Wednesday, July 1st. The park will also resume collecting entrance fees.

For more than 20 years, the Zion National Park shuttle system helped visitors enjoy the dramatic scenery along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. However, the shuttle service was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of a phased reopening, the National Park Service is continuing to increase recreational access and service at Zion National Park. As such, all buses have been modified to meet COVID-19 guidelines. The modified buses will carry a reduced number of passengers per trip.

Zion is working with to provide tickets for the shuttle in order to reduce the size of possible crowds while also providing visitors with more certainty about access to the Scenic Drive. Starting Tuesday, June 30th, shuttle tickets will be available exclusively at A $1 non-refundable fee per ticket will be charged for all passengers over 2 years of age.

The shuttle will provide access to trails and viewpoints in Zion Canyon along the Scenic Drive, such as the West Rim Trail, the Emerald Pools, the Riverside Walk, and The Narrows. All other areas of the park won’t require shuttle tickets, but park entrance fees will still apply.

The National Park Service is encouraging visitors to recreate responsibly and abide by state health guidelines, including the wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing.

For up-to-date information about shuttle operation and other recreational activities, please visit