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.
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.
Zion National Park is 80 miles from Jacob Lake entering via the East entrance off of Highway 89. It will take roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes to drive. There is a Park entrance fee of $25 per vehicle.