The Zion Shuttle
From April through October, the Zion Canyon
Scenic Drive is accessible by shuttle bus only. You will need
to park your car at the park entrance and then take the shuttle
bus. The shuttles are clean-running propane buses which stop at
9 major locations in Zion Canyon. The system was created in an
attempt to deal with the growing traffic. Before the shuttles
were introduced the traffic was becoming worse and worse every
year. In the summer there were frequent traffic jams and the
noise and pollution from vehicle exhaust were unpleasant.
Parking came in short supply. The shuttle system created a
cleaner and quieter environment.
The shuttles only run during the busiest months of the year.
The rest of the year the canyon road can be traveled in your
private vehicle. The Zion Mt. Carmel Hwy (Highway 9), the main
road through Zion National Park can traveled in private vehicles
year-round. The shuttle is free of charge (there is an entrace
fee for the Zion National Park, but nothing additional for