Designated in 1919, Zion National Park is Utah’s oldest national park. Zion canyon features soaring towers and monoliths, probably the most immediately spectacular of the many geological wonders in Utah. Zion is also known for its incredible slot canyons making hiking possibilities endless. Zion has nearly three million visitors each year.
Zion National Park Gallery
Two major entrances – a south and an east entrance – provide convenient access to the Zion National Park. A third entrance is located on the west side of the park into Zion’s beautiful Kolob Canyon. The south entrance is the larger and more common of the three entrances; the east entrance provides the most dramatic scenery.
- The South Entrance is on Utah Route 9 about 60 miles south from Cedar City, via I-15 and Utah Route 17.
- The East Entrance is on Utah Route 9, 12 miles east of Mt. Carmel Junction, at U.S. Route 89.
- The Kolob Canyons (West Entrance) is on located off I-15, 18 miles south of Cedar City.
Traveling from Jacob Lake Inn to Zion National Park
Zion National Park is 60 miles from Jacob Lake if entering via the East entrance off of Highway 89. It will take roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes to drive to the entrance. There is a Park entrance fee of $25 per vehicle.