How to Reach Zion National Park - The Easiest Way to Reach Zion National Park


  • By Road: Zion National Park can be reached via the scenic Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway. The highway is easily accessible from Salt Lake City, Cedar City, St. George and Las Vegas. Cars are easily available for hire at these cities.
  • By Air: The closest international from Zion National Park is Mccaran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. The airport is connected to major cities in the world like London, Frankfurt, Zurich and Seoul, as well as, domestic cities like New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and Washington. The airport is at distance of 3 hours’ drive from the park.


  • By Car: Most parts of the park are easily accessible by car. Although from late March to October, the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is shut for cars. During winters make sure your car can safely run over icy roads.
  • By Shuttle Bus: Between late May and October, a shuttle bus runs across most points of Zion National Park, in order to cut down on traffic congestion as this is the peak season. The Zion Canyon Scenic Drive is accessible only by the shuttle bus during this time.
  • By Bike: Zion National Park is very bike-friendly, although they are not allowed on hike trails. Bikers need to ride very carefully due to the high traffic of cars.
  • On Foot: Zion National Park can be best explored by hiking across the scenic trails it offers.

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How to Reach Zion National Park from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Hurricane to Zion National Park 29.79 km 29 mins
New harmony to Zion National Park 32.06 km 32 mins
Washington to Zion National Park 54.06 km 54 mins
St george to Zion National Park 60.89 km 1 hour 54 mins
Panguitch to Zion National Park 69.49 km 1 hour 9 mins
Cottonwood to Zion National Park 156.89 km 2 hours 36 mins
Page to Zion National Park 175.28 km 2 hours 55 mins
Draper to Zion National Park 188.19 km 3 hours 8 mins
Salt lake city to Zion National Park 193.68 km 3 hours 13 mins
Phoenix to Zion National Park 195.04 km 3 hours 15 mins