In Episode 126 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, cohosts, Jan O’Brien and Matt Emerson chat about Jan’s recent rejuvenating trip to Zion National Park. Jan will share the latest policies in place because of COVID-19 and walk us through a couple of great hikes that she had while wandering. Let’s the road…


Zion National Park

Starting June 30, 2020, Zion National Park will implement a temporary timed ticket system for the park shuttle in order to provide predictable access to the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, meet the CDC, state, and local guidance related to COVID-19, and reduce shuttle wait times.

All passengers including children age three and older will require a ticket to board the shuttle. Children age two and under do not need a ticket, but must be held on an adult’s lap. You may reserve up to 8 tickets per day.

Booking Windows

  • Tickets will become available on June 30, 2020, at 9 a.m. MT for arrivals beginning July 1 through July 31. On July 16, tickets will be available for the dates of August 1-31.
  • Tickets are also available one day in advance at 9 a.m. MT on a rolling daily window. Example: On July 1, tickets will be available for July 2; on July 2 tickets will be available for July 3.


  • Some parking is available at the visitor center. When that is full, you will need to park in town outside the park and walk in


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