Zion National Park Visitors Center
One mile from the south entrance and two miles from Springdale. Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Closed December 25. A 15-minute orientation video is shown throughout the day. Exhibits explain the natural and cultural history of the area. Rangers are available to answer questions and issue backcountry permits. Books,maps, and film are available.
If you have any questions regarding the hiking trails, geology, plant or animal life, or anything else concerning Zion National Park this is the one place that will have the answers. Stop on in as you head for the shuttles and learn anything you want from the well staffed information desk! The shuttle, which is mandatory between April to October, picks up visitors right outside the visitor’s center.
Another thing that makes the visitor center so special is how efficient and sustainable they built it. Using techniques such as passive down-draft cool towers, passive solar heating and Trombe walls the visitor center is not only efficient but also comfortable and pleasing to the eye.
Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
Off Interstate 15 at Exit 40, 45 miles north of Springdale and 17 miles south of Cedar City. Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Closed November 26 and December 25. Exhibits explain the geology of the area. Rangers are available to answer questions and issue back-country permits. Books, maps, and film available.