ZION NATIONAL PARK – Zion National Park has released its late fall schedule, affecting shuttle service, visitor center hours and horseback rides.
Starting Oct. 29, hours for the Zion Canyon Visitor Center will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, hours for the Zion Human History Museum will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hours for the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Guided horse rides will end for the season at 12 p.m. on Oct. 28.
The last day for the mandatory shuttle services on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and in Springdale will be Oct. 28. However, the park will continue a no-cost voluntary shuttle service on the Scenic Drive on Saturdays, Sundays and special for Thanksgiving Day. Shuttles will start running from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 10 a.m. and end at 6 p.m; shuttle frequency is approximately every 14 minutes.
Visitors are encouraged to park at the Visitor Center and board a shuttle. Those who do not use the shuttles are asked to park only in designated parking places along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. For the safety of all, parking regulations will be strictly enforced.
All park shuttle operations will end for the season on Nov. 25.
Despite the shortened schedule, all visitors are welcome and encouraged to visit the park. Striking fall colors, beautiful weather and fewer crowds make it a great time to enjoy Zion. For more information on the park and its offerings, please visit its official website.
Submitted by: Aly Baltrus, Zion National Park