The Zion Mountain Ranch is just a minute away from the East entrance of Zion National Park. Click here to view Zion National Park pictures.
Zion National Park is located in southwest Utah and was designated as the state’s first national park in 1919. Zion National Park is a series of deep canyons and dramatic cliffs that were carved by Virgin River and other tributaries. The park is is nearly 230 square miles and is approximately 30 miles long and 15 miles across at it’s widest point. Zion National Park is the oldest and certainly the most popular national park in Utah. Ancestral Puebloan people inhabited the Canyon and in more recent times a small band of the Paiute tribe called the canyon “Mukuntuweap”. Early Mormon settlers (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) were inspired by this narrow maze of sandstone canyons and gave it the name Zion, meaning “the heavenly city of God” or “a place of refuge.”
Protected within the borders of Zion National Park are rough areas of breathtaking natural beauty. The canyon is a dramatic landscape of sculptured formations and soaring cliffs.
ZION NATIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEES:
- $25.00 Single Vehicle Entry Valid at Zion National Park for 7 days.
- $10.00 Pedestrian/Bike Entry for 7 days. Not to exceed $20.00 per family.
There are size restrictions on vehicles (mostly large RV’s or trailers) traveling through the 1.1-mile (1.7 km) tunnel on the Zion National Park – Mt. Carmel Highway (SR9). The tunnel height at its east entrance is 11 feet 4 inches (3.5m). A $10 fee may be required for escort service for large vehicles through the narrow tunnel. Parking of large vehicles is regulated in various locations throughout the Park during the summer