Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

zion national park campingBelow we have listed the local businesses, services, and sight-seeing opportunities that many guests have need of or want to visit while in our area. Many have directions included, but some will require you to Google driving directions. If you have any other questions or need assistance, please call or come into the office.

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Sinclair Gas at Davis Farmers Market
495 N State St, La Verkin
Turn left from ZRR and drive 6 miles to Davis Farmers Market/Sinclair. They has gas and diesel, but limited access for RVs.

Maverik Adventure’s First Stop
460 N State St, La Verkin
Turn left from ZRR and drive 6 miles to station on the left. They have gas and diesel with easy RV access.

Shell Gas Station
962 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale
Turn right from ZRR and drive 11.5 miles to Shell on left. Convenient, but more expensive.


Davis Farmers Market
495 N State St, La Verkin
Turn left from ZRR and drive 6 miles for a full service grocery and hardware store.

Walmart Supercenter
180 N 3400 W, Hurricane, UT 84737
Turn left from ZRR and drive 6 miles to bottom of hill. Turn left and drive 8 miles through Hurricane to Walmart on right hand side of SR-9.

Sol Foods Supermarket
995 Zion – Mount Carmel Hwy, Springdale, UT 84767
Smaller grocery store on the way to Zion National Park. Higher prices, but convenient to Zion.


On the Spot Play and Stay
1545 W State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
Doggy Day Care located 11 miles from ZRR in the town of Hurricane.

Doggy Dude Ranch
800 E Main St, Rockville, UT 84763

Desert Vet
470 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737


Hurricane Valley InstaCare
75 North 2260 West – Hurricane, UT 84737-2034
435-635-6550 – Open Monday through Saturday 9am-9pm (11.5 miles)
Turn left onto UT-9 (6.5 m.), turn left onto N. State St. (5.0 m.), turn right onto N 2260 W (Stop Light)

Dixie Regional Medical Center
1380 East Medical Drive – St. George, UT 84790
435-251-1000 (33 miles)
Turn left onto UT-9 (6.5 m.), turn left onto N. State St. (12.4 m.), take the ramp onto I-15 S. (7.0 m.), take exit 8 and turn left at the stop light (0.2 m.), turn right at stop light onto River Rd. (1 m.), Medical Center on the left


St. George Shuttle
Multiple departure and return times to and from ZRR and Zion National Park. You must call and make a reservation. 435-628-8320 –

Small Town Auto Car Rental
676 State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
(435) 319-6046


Rangers posted at both ends of the tunnel convert two-way tunnel traffic to one-way for larger vehicles, ensuring safe passage. This service has a $15 dollar tunnel permit fee.
Size restrictions are as follows:
o Vehicles over 13ft 1in are not permitted
o Vehicles weighing more than 50,000lbs. are not permitted
o Single vehicles over 40 feet long are not permitted
o Combined vehicles over 50 feet long are not permitted
o Bicycles and pedestrians are not permitted.

In 2020 large vehicles may only travel through the tunnel daily from:

  • March 1 to March 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • March 8 to April 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • April 26 to August 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • August 30 to September 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • September 27 to October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
  • Winter hours of operations for the tunnel are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Bike Rental:
Zion Cycles: 435-772-0400; 868 Zion Park Blvd.; Springdale

Zion National Park:
You can ride on the Pa-rus Trail and the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Consider riding in the early mornings or evenings when the shuttles are running less frequently.
If you put your bike on the rack on the shuttle and get off at the Temple of Sinawava then you will be riding your bike downhill most of the way down canyon. Children under 18 years of age are required to wear helmets. Stop riding and pull off to the side to permit shuttles to pass.

JEM Trail
This is a great trail when you just want to go fast and easy. It has great views, easy climbing and fast flowy downhill. It loops about 20 miles.
Use the MTB Project mobile app to get the precise location of the trail head.
Make a left out of ZRR and then turn left onto Sheep’s Bridge Rd. Cross over the Virgin River via bridge. Take the first right after the cattle guard. Follow the track about a half mile to the end (this is the trailhead and parking)

Guacamole Trail
This is a moderate to most difficult trail. 5.7 miles round trip. Drive right out of ZRR. Make a left onto Dalton Wash Rd.
Drive 1.7 miles until there is a fork in the road; take the left fork. Continue 2.4 miles along the dirt road (high clearance and 4WD is a must). You will find a dirt parking lot and the trail head.


Fishing Licenses are available at Ace Hardware or Walmart in Hurricane.
Kolob Reservoir – elevation 8,118 ft.
Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, & Brook Trout – Take a right out of ZRR, drive 0.3 miles and turn left onto Kolob Terrace Rd., drive 24 miles to the reservoir. (Mid-May to Mid-Sept)

Quail Creek State Park
472 5300 W, Hurricane, UT 84737 – (19 miles)
Largemouth bass, bluegill, trout, and crappie – Quail Creek Reservoir (also called Quail Lake) is one of Utah’s best known bass fisheries, and has produced good largemouth fishing and big fish.

Sand Hollow State Park
3351 Sand Hollow Rd, Hurricane, UT 84737 – (19 miles)
Largemouth bass and Bluegill – Sand Hollow Reservoir is the newest of Washington County’s largemouth bass reservoirs, located near Hurricane and just a stone’s throw south from Quail Lake. It requires a State Park entrance fee of $7.00 per vehicle. Public access to the reservoir is available only through the State Park.


Sky Mountain
A public 18-hole golf course operated by the City of Hurricane. It is located in scenic southern Utah surrounded by Zion National Park and Pine Valley Mountain range. The 6,383 yard/par 72 course is much more challenging than the yardage would indicate.
*Turn left out of ZRR.
*Travel 6.5 miles and turn left on Hwy 9.
*Travel 5.4 miles and turn right onto N 2600 W
*Travel 1.2 miles and you have arrived.

Sand Hollow Golf
The Golf Course at Sand Hollow Resort is Southern Utah’s top-ranked golf destination, featuring 27 holes of spectacular golf across two unique onsite courses including spacious practice facilities that encourage all levels of players.
*Turn left out of ZRR.
*Travel 6.5 miles and turn left on Hwy 9.
*Travel 7.5 miles and turn left onto Sand Hollow Rd.
*Travel 4.0 miles and turn right onto Sand Hollow Resort Parkway.
*Pass through the roundabout and travel 1 mile.


Zion Ranch West
2 hour rides for $100.

Zion National Park Rides
1 hour trip – 7 year age limit 220lb weight limit; departure time 9:30am, 11am, 2pm, or 3:30pm;
$45 per person.
½ Day trip – 10 year age limit 220lb weight limit; departure time 9:00am or 1:30pm; $90 per person.

Ruby’s Canyon (Bryce Canyon Area)
1.5 hour trip – 7 year age limit; departure 9:30am and 1:30pm.
½ day trip – 7 year age limit; departure 8:30am and 1pm.
All day trip – 10 year age limit; departure at 8:30am
Thunder Mountain trip – 10 year limit; departure 8:30am and 1:30pm (summer only).
Call for pricing 1-866-782-0002


Utah is severing all reciprocal agreements and will require nonresident permits for visitors from the other 49 states. The permits will be $30 per machine and can be purchased online at  Permits purchased online will incur a $5 processing fee and will expire on the last day of the month one year after the permit is purchased. Permits may also be purchased in person at the Maverik Gas Station in La Verkin. Off-highway vehicles affected by this law include ATVs, motorcycles and snowmobiles.  Exempted are those who come from out-of-state to attend one of the many county-sponsored OHV jamborees. Because this law refers to off-highway vehicle use only, street legal machines properly equipped and registered for highway use are not affected regardless of the state of registration.

Tour and Rental Companies
ATV & Jeep Adventure Tours: 1-888-656-2887
Zion ATV & Jeep Tours: 435-767-7956
Southern Utah Adventure Center: 435-635-0907
Utah Family Adventure Rentals: Utah Family Adventure Rentals: 800-822-1652

Exit the resort to the left and ride 2 miles to Sheep’s Bridge Road. Turn left and enjoy hours of riding. Local Trail Maps are available in the office.


National & State Parks:

zion national parkZion National Park ~ Junior Ranger Program
Admission: FREE
Children ages 6 to 12 can earn a badge or patch by completing the Junior Ranger Handbook and attending at least one ranger-led program. Children ages 5 and younger can earn a pin by completing the Lil’ Junior Ranger Activity Sheet available for free at visitor centers and the Zion Human History Museum. This is a family-oriented program. Children will learn about Zion National Park and the natural world through hands-on activities, hikes, and lessons designed especially for them. Daily programs from Memorial Day weekend through September 2, 2013.

Zion National Park ~ Ride with a Ranger
Admission: FREE
To learn about the geology, ecology, and history of Zion Canyon, join a ranger for a two-hour narrated shuttle bus tour conducted daily at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. These tours last approximately 90 minutes. Seats are limited. Reservations may be made, in person, 24 hours in advance at the information desk at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center.

Pipe Springs National Monument
406 W Pipe Springs, Fredonia, AZ (51 mi.)
Admission: $5 per person
American Indians, Mormon pioneers, plants, animals, and many others have depended on the life-giving water found at Pipe Spring. Learn about pioneer and Kaibab Paiute life by exploring the museum, historic fort and cabins, garden, orchard, and Ridge Trail.

Snow Canyon State Park
1002 Snow Canyon Drive, Ivins (34 mi.)
Admission: $6 per vehicle
Among Utah’s most scenic state parks, hike the trails and discover shifting sand dunes, mysterious lava caves, colorful desert plants, and a variety of rock formations. A sand dune inside the park is a popular play spot. Take your bikes and ride the extensive trails.

Historic Buildings & Churches:

Historic Brigham Young Home
67 W 200 N, St. George (28 mi.)
Admission: FREE
The Brigham Young winter home is a popular tour site. The winters in St. George are very mild compared to that of Northern Utah, so many times Brigham and his family would spend the winter here. The original portion of the home was begun in 1869 and completed in 1871. The front addition was completed in 1873.

Mormon Temple (closed for renovations 2020) & Visitor Center (open during renovations)
250 E 400 S, St. George (28 mi.)
Admission: FREE
Stroll through the beautiful temple grounds and gaze at the striking St. George Utah Temple, the first temple built in Utah finished in 1877. Enjoy your time at this sacred, peaceful place. The Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

St. George Tabernacle
18 S Main Street, St. George (28 mi.)
Admission: FREE

Visit the St. George Tabernacle, the “jewel in the desert” and a symbol of the town’s pioneer beginnings. While at the tabernacle, you can also hear interesting stories about the tabernacle’s glass and why the balcony had to be moved. Open daily.

Museums & Galleries

The North American Wildlife Museum ~ Majestic View Lodge
2400 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale (11 mi.)
Admission: FREE
Located inside the Lodge, the North American Wildlife Museum is one of the finest in all the American Southwest with 3,000 square feet of displays.

Fatali Gallery
145 Zion Park Boulevard, Springdale (13 mi.)
Admission: FREE
Fatali’s photographs are awe-inspiring works of art that capture the hidden essence of the Southwestern landscape. Open 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Little Hollywood Movie Museum
297 West Center Street, Kanab, UT (55 mi.)
Admission: FREE
With over 100 movies and many TV series filmed there since 1924, Kanab has been universally recognized by the film industry as ‘Little Hollywood.’ Many of the old western sets used have been lovingly preserved.

Moqui Cave
4518 N Highway 89, Kanab, UT (59 mi.)
Admission: $5 adult, $3 ages 6-12, FREE under 6
A natural history museum featuring Native American artifacts and a large collection of dinosaur tracks.

Dinosaur Discovery Site
2180 East Riverside, St. George (26 mi.)
Admission: $6 adult, $3 ages 4-11, FREE under 4
The Discovery Site houses exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur tracks, fossil fish, fossil plants, rare dinosaur remains, invertebrates’ traces and important sedimentary structures. This site is described by many paleontologists as “one of the ten best dinosaur track sites in the world” and is one of the most important discoveries in Early Jurassic paleontological history.

Rosenbruch World Wildlife Museum
1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George (29 mi.)
Admission: $8 adult, $6 senior 55+, $4 ages 3-12, FREE under 2
Visitors are taken on a quarter mile of mountain pathway that winds its way through the plains of Africa, the forests of North America, and the mountains of Asia. More than 200 species of wildlife from around the world can be viewed in their natural habitat.

Outdoor Activities

Grafton Ghost Town
Rockville, UT (13 mi.)
Admission: FREE
Turn right out of ZRR and drive 8 miles to Rockville. Make a right out of the resort; drive approximately 8 miles into the town of Rockville. Make a right onto Bridge Street; bare right, the road will turn to dirt; at the Y bare to the right to get to Grafton and left to go to the cemetery. Said to be the most photographed ghost town in the West, it has been featured as a location in several films, including Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  Learn More

Silver Reef Ghost Town
18 Minutes – 12.6 Miles
Silver Reef still displays some of the ruins of the former boom town. A restored former Wells Fargo Express office, an old bank, and old stone kilns used for processing silver.  Learn More

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT (51 mi.)
Admission: FREE (donations accepted)
See dogs, cats, horses, pigs, bunnies, parrots, and more. If you are an animal lover, you will be amazed at the number of animals that are given a home at BFAS.  Learn More

brian head things to doExperience Brian Head
329 Utah 143, Brian Head, UT (75 mi.)
Go for the day and enjoy cooler temperatures as you ride the scenic chairlift, try your hand at archery, mini zip line, climbing wall, or avalanche tubing.  Learn More

Fishing ~ Quail Lake, Sand Hollow, and Kolob Reservoirs
Within 13-24 miles of ZRR
Free under 14 yrs., $12 license 14 yrs. +
Reservoirs are stocked with bass, cutthroat and rainbow trout. Fish from the banks….great views.

River Tubing ~ Zion Outfitters
7 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale (12 mi.)
Tickets: call Zion Outfitters 435-772-5090
During the hot summer days in Zion National Park, tubing is usually the best way to beat the heat and still enjoy scenic views.

Concerts & Performances

Tanner Amphitheater
Lion Boulevard, Springdale (13 mi.)
Admission: $10 adult & $5 for youth (18 years and younger.)
All Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. A stunning 2000 seat amphitheater surrounded by the cliffs of Zion National Park with live concerts throughout the summer. Visit for concert schedule.


Open Year Round.  They have been taking care of our guest for over 15 years.


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