Zion National Park to Grand Canyon Road Trip
Located in Southeastern Utah, Zion National Park is only 3 hours from Las Vegas Nevada, which is the closest major city. One of several national parks in Southern Utah, Zion is an amazing place to visit on your way to the Grand Canyon’s North Rim or other Grand Canyon destinations for an awesome road trip. As Utah’s first national park, Zion is renowned for its towering cliffs, awesome slot canyons and the unique sandstone formations in various shades of pink, red and cream which add to their extraordinary beauty. From sightseeing and hiking to rock climbing and canyoneering, this is one of the best parks to visit on your way to the Grand Canyon and other nearby parks.
Zion is an extremely beautiful and very busy destination. Zion National Park operates a shuttle system that runs most of the year (March-November, plus busy weekends) and limits where and when you can drive your personal vehicle. Parking lots for the shuttle fill up early when it’s busy and lines to get into the park get backed up, so it’s important to do some planning and get to Zion early in the day to enjoy your visit. Camping, backpacking and other activities may also require advanced reservations if you want to make sure to include them in your trip. For more tips and up to date information on the shuttle, traffic and traveling to Zion you can check out the parks travel page. To learn more about travel from Zion to the Grand Canyon Read the guide below, or check out our Zion National Park map to see all the nearby destinations and attractions.
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