Labor Day weekend is upon us. It is always one of the busiest weekends of the year at Zion. With the anticipation of a busy weekend, park officials are asking those who are planning to visit the park this weekend, to plan ahead, especially with the latest adjustments due to the COVID19 Pandemic.
Get your Shuttle Tickets in Advance
As part of the changes the park has made due to the COVID19 Pandemic, the Zion Shuttle is now requiring tickets to board. If you are planning on visiting the park this weekend, reserve your shuttle tickets in advanced to avoid the possibility of not having one. All passengers 2 and older will need a shuttle ticket to board. Tickets are valid for one day of use. Information on the shuttle reservation system can be found here.
Arrive Early to Beat the Heat
While the summer season is almost over, temperatures in Zion Canyon remain in the 100s, reaching 109°F during the Labor Day Weekend. Arriving earlier in the day helps cut down on the amount of time you might spend in the park during the hottest hours.
With parking anticipated to fill up early at the Visitor Center Each Day, and long entry lines are expected to get into the park, be sure to plan for some wait times, and adjust your driving arrangements if needed. Additional Parking is available outside the park and in the town of Springdale.
To help beat the heat while you wait and as you explore the beauty of Zion, be sure to bring plenty of water containers, a hat, salty snacks, and always wear sunscreen. It is important to know your limits while you participate in different activities within the park. Zion offers a variety of hikes for all levels of experience and movability.
Have a good time this holiday weekend, and stay safe out there during the hot hours of the day. A little planning and preparation can go a long way to help make your trip is a safe and enjoyable one!