|The year 2000 brought changes in the way all visitors experienced Zion National Park. A new shuttle system began operating in the Park in May of 2000. All Park visitors will use it in order to tour Zion Canyon. || |
Shuttle Schedule: Shuttles operate daily begining at 6:30 a.m. every 30 minutes, increasing to every 15 minutes and then, during the busy part of the day, every 6 to 8 minutes. Toward evening shuttle times will scale back to 15 minutes, then 30 minutes. The last bus will leave the Zion Canyon Visitor Center at 9:30 p.m. The schedule is subject to change. A complete round trip will take a minimum of 90 minutes. Only the scenic drive is closed to private vehicles; all other roads in the park remain open to private vehicles.
Shuttle Stops: The Springdale Shuttle loop will stop at six location in Springdale and the Zion Canyon Shuttle loop will stop at eight locations in the park. The transfer between loops is made at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. You may get on and off as often as you like. Riding the shuttle is free.
The changes have been put into place to improve everyone's experience in the Park. The lower canyon of Zion National Park, for many years, has been over crowded with vehicles. The shuttle system enables visitors to experience the scenic wonders of the Park without the vehicle congestion and pollution.
What to Bring: For a day-trip on the shuttle, you should take: Water, Walking Shoes, Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses, Snacks, Map, Camera/binoculars. Dress for the weather and bring everything you need for a day in the park.
The Park's new Visitor Center is now open year round just across the Virgin River from our Theatre. It opened in May 2000 along with the inauguration of the shuttle system. The shuttle system consists of two main loops, the Zion Park loop and the Springdale loop. The main shuttle stop, where the Springdale shuttle loop and the Park loop meet, will be at our Theatre complex.
The changes allow more flexibility for visitors. Some may wish to stay at the new Visitor Center/Theatre Complex, go shopping, do some hiking, or simply enjoy the shuttle ride through Zion Canyon.
In conjunction with the changes at Zion National Park, we at the Zion Canyon Giant Screen Theatre have expanded our services. We currently offer great entertainment at our Theatre, which has one of the largest screens in the world. Our Theatre Complex also has Thai Sapa (Gourmet Thai, Chinese and Vietnamese Cuisine), Sol Foods Resturant and gift shop. We also offer a camper market and photo shop.