Springdale Visitor Center
Welcome to the brand new Springdale Visitor Center. Located in the heart of Springdale and Zion Canyon and 1 mile from the main south entrance of Zion National Park the setting is picture perfect. The Springdale Visitor Center is focused on helping visitors maximize their trips both in Zion National Park and the surrounding areas. At the Springdale Visitor Center, you can learn about many of the different adventure activities from Jeep Tours, ATV’s, Horseback Riding, or Canyoneering. Our knowledgeable local experts are here daily to provide you with insight and guidance on how to make the most of your visit to Springdale, Zion National Park, and the other surrounding area parks and attractions. Our world-class new facility also offers an extensive retail store with apparel, hiking gear, gifts, books, maps, and more than you just won’t find anywhere else.
Make sure to add a stop into the Springdale Visitor Center a must do on your upcoming visit. Open daily from 7:00am – 10:00pm. Located at shuttle stop #6 on the Springdale loop we are a great place to begin and finish your day in the Canyon.
Springdale Visitor Center: (435) 429-1555
Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Zion Canyon Visitor Center is open year-round and is located at the South entrance of the park in Springdale. This is the official Zion National Park Visitor Center operated by the National Park Service. Surrounding the building are displays with maps and details about hikes and other attractions around the park. Park rangers are always available to help guests and answer questions, as well as hand out permits which are required for extremely difficult slot canyons and overnight hikes. Weather forecasts are also available at the center. Important information about the conditions of trails and roads is also available. Maps are given to visitors upon entrance to the park, but for those that would like to purchase souvenirs, the Visitor Center is a great stop with several items for purchase. Most visitors leave their vehicles at the Visitor Center and take the shuttle throughout the park; however, you do not have to take the park shuttle to enjoy a scenic drive through the park or to access many trails.
The center prides itself on being a “green” building, which means that its structure, design, and operation are focused on being more economical and safe.
Zion Canyon Visitor Center: (435) 772-3256
Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
The Kolob Canyons Visitor Center is located at Exit 40 on Interstate 15, 40 miles north of Zion Canyon and 17 miles south of Cedar City. A ten-mile roundtrip journey along the Kolob Canyons Scenic Drive allows visitors to view the crimson canyons and gain access to the various trailheads and scenic viewpoints. All guests are required to stop at the visitor center to show an Interagency Park Pass or pay the Zion National Park entrance fee. The Kolob Canyons Visitor Center also has a Zion Wilderness Desk where backcountry travelers may obtain permits for all backpacking campsites, canyoneering routes, narrow canyons, and wilderness areas within the park. Inside the visitor center, a bookstore is operated by the Zion Natural History Association.
Kolob Canyons Visitor Center: (435) 586-9548
Zion Human History Museum
The Human History Museum is located one-half mile north of the park’s South entrance on the main park road, or 11 miles west from the East entrance. Entrance is free. Permanent exhibits display the rich human history of Zion National Park. Showcasing American Indian culture, historic pioneer settlement, and Zion’s growth as a national park, the Human History Museum also illustrates the effects of water in Zion. Both creator and destroyer, water is why people have traveled through and settled in Zion. Water creates the scenery and sanctuary that makes Zion famous. Temporary exhibits have included replicas of historic Union Pacific Railroad lodging, Civilian Conservation Corp dairies, park employee photographs, and much more. A free 22-minute orientation film is regularly shown at the Zion Human History Museum, which provides an excellent overview of the park. Rangers are available to answer questions. Books, maps, posters, and film are available in the museum bookstore.