SOUTHERN UTAH – With the onset of winter, Zion National Park is reducing hours and some services for the season.
December signals the beginning of a quieter time in the park with fewer visitors and increased opportunities for solitude. Due to decreased visitation, some services will be reduced or ended for the winter season, announced Jock Whitworth, the park superintendent.
The voluntary shuttle service that provides transportation to the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive on weekends in November has ended operations for the season. The Zion Canyon Shuttle and the Springdale Shuttle will resume regular service on April 1, 2012.
For visitors interested in spending the night in the park this winter, the Watchman Campground and Zion Lodge are open year-round.
During a trip, the public is encouraged to visit the Zion Canyon Visitor Center for information on park activities and trail conditions. This facility is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. daily.
The Kolob Canyons Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through December. Beginning Jan. 1, operating hours will be reduced to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Both visitor centers are closed on Dec. 25.
For additional information, please visit the Zion National Park homepage.
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