Sit back and enjoy the ride!Grotto Shuttle Stop

The Zion Canyon Transportation System was launched on May 23, 2000. The shuttle system was established to reduce traffic congestion, parking problems, and noise; protect wildlife and vegetation, and restore cleaner air and tranquility to Zion Canyon. Prior to the shuttle system, Zion National Park received about 2.4 million visitors a year. Today Zion National Park receives about 2.8 annual visitors from all over the world.

 

Click here for a chart that illustrates Zion's annual shuttle passengers
Annual Shuttle Passengers

When are the shuttles in operation?

The Zion Shuttle System operates full-time from late March or early April through the end of October. During that time the 6-mile long Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is closed to all private vehicles, except for guests who have reservations at Zion Lodge. Zion Lodge guests are issued a special permit which allows them to drive on the Scenic Drive to Zion Lodge only. The Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway, the main road through Zion National Park is open to all traffic, year-round.

Click here for the 2014 Spring Shuttle Schedule (April 1 - May 17)
Spring Schedule
Click here for the 2014 Summer Shuttle Schedule (May 18 - September 6)
Summer Schedule
Click here for the 2014 Fall Shuttle Schedule (September 7 - September 27)
Fall Schedule
Click here for the 2014 Fall Shuttle Schedule (September 28 - October 26)
Fall Schedule

Where do the shuttles go and how often do they pick up?

The shuttle system runs in two separate loops; the Zion Canyon Loop and the Springdale Town Loop. The canyon buses run every six minutes during the day making eight stops at trailheads and points of interest in the canyon. The roundtrip travel time on the Canyon Loop is about 90 minutes.
The town buses run about every fifteen minutes during the day servicing nine stops in Springdale.
This convenient service allows visitors to leave their car at their hotel and ride the free shuttle to Zion National Park, as well as the restaurants and shops in Springdale.
At the height of the summer season, bus service begins as early as 5:45 am and runs until 11:00 pm.

Emerald Pools

Bus in canyon

South entrance

Visitor Center

Bus in canyon

Town shuttle stop

Prescribed burn

Visitor Center

Zion Canyon

Town shuttle stop

East Temple

Visitor Center

Big Bend

Town shuttle stop

Slot canyon

Shuttle bus

Visitor Center